Brüssel: 20.9.18 – Security Policy Summit “A brave new world”


Last week’s NATO Summit saw Allies agree on some of the most impressive policy deliverables of any summit in recent memory, but it was mired by tensions in the transatlantic relationship. In this context, it is now more important than ever to launch and promote new visionary ideas on the future of NATO, European defence and security, and the current security developments shaking our world.

Join our Partner Friends of Europe for its upcoming Security Policy Summit “A brave new world: Adapting to a changing security landscape”, taking place on Thursday, 20 September 2018 in Brussels.

Among other issues, we will discuss:
Whether the new security and defence capabilities currently being developed will allow Europe to respond more effectively to external conflicts and crises and play a greater role in fostering peace
Whether Europe has already lost the ‘arms race’ for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for defence applications
What changes NATO needs to embrace to be able to meet the security and defence challenges of the 21st century
Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General*
Zaina Erhaim, Award-winning Syrian journalist
Mary Wareham, Global Coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, President of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs, NATO Secretary General (2004-2009) and Friends of Europe Trustee
Lowri Evans, European Commission Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Elham Saudi, Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya

* Confirmed in principle
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