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NATO at 70: A discussion on the Alliance’s past, present, and future

On the occasion of NATO’s 70th anniversary, the ACG Institute of Global Affairs (IGA), in collaboration with the Deree International Relations and European Affairs Program, organized an event centered on the Alliance’s history as well as an outlook on its future, on February 11, 2020.

In his keynote speech, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Alkiviadis Stefanis, provided the audience with an overview of NATO’s long history and operation. Regarding Greece’s membership in the Alliance, Minister Stefanis stated that “Being an active and dynamic member of international organizations is not only a force multiplayer for our country, but also a factor of optimism and a source of self-confidence.”

Ambassadors Zepos and Stamatopoulos, both former permanent representatives of Greece to NATO, shared their expert knowledge along with their viewpoint on how the Alliance will evolve in the coming years.

Dr Constantine Papadopoulos, Department of Management and International Business at Deree – ACG and a member of the Academic Board of IGA, moderated the panel discussion between the speakers and the audience.

Guests included the Ambassadors of Luxembourg, Venezuela, Lithuania, various Embassy officials, and several high-ranking officers from the Ministry of National Defence.