VTC discussion with Michael E. O’Hanlon

04.06.2012. 00:35

Latvian Transatlantic Organisation and U.S.Embassy in Riga cordially invites you to the video teleconference “NATO Chicago Summit: Lessons Learned” with Michael E. O’Hanlon on Monday, June 11. Discussion will be held at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Samnera Velsa street 1 (map).

Discussion “NATO Chicago Summit: Lessons Learned” with Mr. O’Hanlon aims to bring deeper insight on NATO Summit in Chicago held last month. Main topics of the discussion will be NATO’s decision to extend Baltic air-policing mission; Role of Latvia and Northern Distribution Network as a key re-supply route for US and NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan; and, of course, Afghanistan exit strategy after 2014.

Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. O’Hanlon is a member of General David Petraeus’s External Advisory Board at the Central Intelligence Agency.

O’Hanlon’s latest books:

O’Hanlon has written several hundred articles in newspapers including The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesThe Washington Times, and The Japan Times.  He has also contributed to The Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and many other papers.  O’Hanlon has appeared on television or spoken on the radio about 2,000 times since September 11, 2001.  He is also a commentator for Alhurra television.

Schedule of the event at the U.S. Embassy in Riga:

15.45 Arrival at the Embassy; Document Check

16.15 Excursion tour at the Embassy

16.45 Preparing for the discussion

17.00 Opening remarks by Michael E. O’Hanlon

17.15 Discussion between students and the expert

17.50 Conclusions; end of the discussion

Moderator of the discussion Mārtiņš Daugulis is an advisor to the Member of European Parliament Krišjānis Kariņš, Ph.D student at Riga Stradins University and a lecturer. Discussion language: English

To RSVP please send your positive reply to elina@lato.lv  or call 6732 2883 by Friday, June 8. Due to the limited capacity of the premises registration will be based on a first come, first served basis.

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Discussion is supported by NATO Public Diplomacy Division and Konrad-Adenauer Foundation.