Washington, DC, February 22, 2010 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and Georgetown University co-hosted a major speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen titled "“NATO: Delivering Real Security in an Age of Uncertainty” on the challenges and opportunities – including operations in Afghanistan – for the over 60-year-old Alliance.
Secretary General Rasmussen – who has been called “NATO’s reformer” by TIME Magazine – is responsible for steering the decision-making and implementation process within the Alliance. His public service career has spanned decades and has included top leadership and foreign policy positions within the Danish government, including Prime Minister, which he served from 2005 to 2009.
CNAS Board of Directors member, Georgetown University Professor, and Chair of the Group of Experts on NATO’s New Strategic Concept, Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, gave introductory remarks. Dr. Anthony Arend, Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, moderated the discussion.