REPORT: NATO Summit: what is at stake for the Czech Republic, the U.S., and the Alliance?

We're bringing you a report from our event ''NATO Summit: what is at stake for the Czech Republic, the U.S., and the Alliance?'' which took place at the American centre on 9th of July.

After an early afternoon press conference with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges we have moved to the American Centre at the U.S. Embassy in The Czech Republic. In cooperation with Czech-american century we've hosted a public debate where we discussed the topics for the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels .

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges was commander of NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) between the years 2012 and 2014. Since 2014 he was commander of the US Army in Europe (USAREUR) unitl he retired from the Army in 2017. Benjamin Hodges is currently working in the washington-based think tank CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis).

The Czech opinion was represented by Jakub Landovský, Deputy at Ministry of Defence and Petr Kolář, former ambassador and former Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event was moderated by our Martin Michelot.

Which topics have been discussed at our event a which topics were considered important by our guests? You can read the report written by Petr Pospíšil for (in Czech language).

Pictures from the event can be found in our Facebook gallery. At the same time, we would like to invite you for our next event which will discuss the results of the NATO Summit in Brussels. The event will again take place at the American Centre on July 16th at 5:30pm, and is also available on Facebook.

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Martin Michelot
Senior Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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