The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance born between the United States, Canada and several Western European nations created in 1949 as a means to create a defensive bulwark against the Soviet Union. Canada has been fully committed to NATO since its founding, participating in all of the Alliances’ activities that promote international security and stability. NATO faces internal alliance challenges while at the same time, Russia and China are becoming forces that will need to be addressed. In an era where most NATO members have been lulled into a sense of security in post-Cold War peace, how can Canada help within NATO in order to rise to meet the challenge of retaining security in a world of shifting alliances and new global powers emerging?
Moderator : Robert Baines
Robert Baines is the current President and CEO of the NATO Association of Canada where he is focused on communicating the importance of NATO and the international-rules based order to Canadians (2017). In 2017, he became a director of the Canada - Turkey Business Council.
Dr. Sara Greco
Dr. Greco (Ph,D, Queens) is a research associate with the Royal Military College of Canada, and a post-doctoral visiting scholar at the Centre for International and Defence Policy.
Dr. Alexander Lanoszka
Dr. Lanoszka (Ph.D, Princeton) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Dr. Christian Leuprecht
Dr. Leuprecht (Ph.D, Queen’s) is Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. Dr. Leuprecht is a former Eisenhower Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome .
Dr. Alexander Moens
Dr Moens (Ph.D, University of British Columbia) is a NATO Champion and Chair of the Political Science Department of Simon Fraser University . He was a former Eisenhower Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome .