WACA and senior NATO speakers, "Outer Space as an Operational Domain"
Mon. 24 May 2021 at Noon, CDT
UPDATE: NO Logon and social time for this event; join the Zoom at NOON Central
UPDATE: event will be livestreamed also on Facebook group for NATOengagement.
Video link and Meeting ID/password will be sent to advance registrants.
Speaker: Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment at NATO HQ
He was previously Director and CEO of the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), the leading French think tank on defence and security (2008-16). In that capacity, he served on several expert groups on the future of NATO. His research and publications focused on defence policy, NATO, nuclear policy, and missile defence. He was also Deputy Director for Disarmament and Multilateral Affairs in the Directorate for Strategic, Security and Disarmament Affairs of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006‑08).
He holds graduate degrees in international relations, defence studies, and contemporary history, and is a graduate from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris. He also trained at the Institut diplomatique of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
His publications include several books and monographs and numerous papers in European and American books and journals on current strategic affairs, primarily focused on defence policy, European security, NATO, nuclear policy, missile defence, non-proliferation and disarmament.
Discussant: Lt. Col. Chris Mulder, Senior US Air Force Fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security of the Atlantic Council, and Air University.
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, President of ALWAC
(Speakers and details subject to change).
The world is changing. NATO, the transatlantic alliance, is continuing to adapt to keep Americans and Europeans safe in this decade and beyond.
The NATO 2030 initiative is about making sure our Alliance remains ready today to face tomorrow's challenges. The next Summit of Allied leaders will take place on 14 June 2021 at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium. This will be President Biden’s first encounter with Allies at the highest level. NATO leaders will take decisions on the substantive and forward-looking NATO 2030 agenda to deal with the challenges of today and tomorrow: Russia’s aggressive actions, the threat of terrorism, cyber attacks, emerging and disruptive technologies, including in outer space, the security impact of climate change, and the rise of China.
A few weeks from the Summit, two NATO speakers are coming to Alabama to listen to America’s heartbeat and engage with you about NATO, its approach to space as an operational domain and to disruptive technologies in general. Join us!