On Tuesday, June 18, participating students will take part in a conference on NATO burden sharing and the future of the NATO Alliance. Conference panelists will include Brussels-based experts and officials, experts from The George Washington University, and faculty advisors of participating schools.
NATO Debates Day 2 Conference Program (Working Draft)
- Panel 1: "Flawed Thresholds: Ground truth of the 2% and 20% guidelines from a military standpoint"
Speakers: Ecole de Guerre officers
- Panel 2: "Domestic politics of NATO burden-sharing"
Speakers: Alexander Mattelaer, College of Europe/VUB; Revecca Pedi, University of Macedonia; Tomas Valasek, Carnegie Europe Director; Lorenzo Zambernardi, University of Bologna
Keynote Speech by Jack Hillmeyer, U.S. Mission to NATO
-Panel 3: "Diplomatic mechanisms and impacts of the '2% peer pressure'"
Speakers: Sven Biscop, University of Ghent; Stephanie Carvin, Carleton University; Bruno Lété, German Marshall Fund
- Panel 4: "Strategic context of NATO burden-sharing"
Speakers: Patrick Bury, University of Bath; Rene-Eric Dagorn, Sciences-Po; Lukasz Wyszynski, Polish Naval Academy
Q&A with Benjamin Reiner, German Delegation to NATO
Concluding Comments and Summary by winning student team from Day 1