31 Oktober, 2017
Berlin 13. November 2017, 19.00 Uhr
|Germany’s role in international security has gained increased attention in the public debate since the annexation of Crimea and the emergence of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” in 2014. After being labelled North Atlantic Treaty Association’s (NATO) „lost nation“ or even a „strategic blackhole“ by critics some years ago, Berlin has assumed a crucial role in NATO’s new strategic posture, including as lead nation of one of NATO’s multinational battalions on the Eastern flank.
Yet, when asked in a Europe-wide survey about their knowledge about NATO in March 2017, more than 70 percent of Germans answered to feel rather unfamiliar with the alliance and its work. It seems as if a stronger German engagement in NATO also requires a more proactive debate about the role and purpose of the alliance, especially – but certainly not only – among a younger generation. What does #WeAreNATO really mean?
The event will be followed by a light reception.
Introduction and moderation:
The event is co-hosted by YATA Germany and the Hertie School’s Centre for International Security Policy (CISP). It is part of the conference series „NATO Talk around the Brandenburger Tor“ and co-sponsored by NATO.