The German Atlantic Association is proud to announce the "NATO Talk 2020" on November 16 in Berlin. The Conference is presented by the German Atlantic Association, the Federal Academy for Security Policy and the Press and Information Office of the German Federal Government. Over the past years, this annual event has developed into an established discussion forum on transatlantic and European security for national and international experts. In 2018, the Conference welcomed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as its special guest. Last year, the Federal Minister of Defense, Ms. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, gave the keynote speech on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the Alliance's founding.
This year the "NATO Talk Conference" will take place shortly after the presidential election in the United States of America. The election’s outcome will have far-reaching implications for the North Atlantic Alliance and for Europe. Meanwhile, NATO is facing profound internal and external challenges – those that affect its cohesion and those posed by the security situation in Europe and strategic developments on the global stage. All these issues will be addressed at the Conference.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic will largely determine not only the political agenda, but also the framework conditions in which such a Conference can take place. Therefore, we are breaking new ground: The 2020 “NATO Talk Conference” will take place in the Gasometer in Berlin with a limited number of present guests and, simultaneously, with extensive digital transmission and virtual participation.
AgendaThe agenda will be dropped day by day within the next days!
10:00 Welcoming Remarks
10:15 NATO TALK Interview
Hygiene and infection protection concept
We take the health of our speakers and the invited audience on site very seriously! For this reason we have developed a hygiene and infection protection concept together with the event team of the Gasometer, which minimizes the risk of spreading Covid-19 at the NATO Talk 2020. In addition to the "AHA rules" ("Abstand halten"/ keep your distance, "Hygiene beachten"/ observe hygiene, " Alltagsmaske tragen" wear your mask), this includes sufficient ventilation of the event rooms. We also recommend all guests to activate the official german Corona warning app.
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