CSDS Speaker Series 2010-11

presented in cooperation with

Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies

Europe's Defense Policy and the New NATO Strategic Concept: A New Atlantic Partnership for the 21st Century?

Pieter De Crem
Minister of Defense, Belgium 

This month NATO is set to release its new Strategic Concept. Today, Europe has also developed its own strategic and defense priorities. Beligian Defense Minister Pieter De Crem will speak to these and other issues relating to European and NATO defense and security.   
Pieter De Crem was appointed Belgium's minister of defense in December 2007. He has an extensive career in government and politics beginning in 1989. Later, Minister De Crem also became involved in municipal politics and was elected mayor of the city of Aalter (Belgium), being re-elected in both 2000 and 2006. He concurrently served as a member of the Belgian Parliament representing the Christian People's Party and, later, the Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) party. In May 2003, he became leader of the CD&V, a position he held until he took over his current responsibilities as minister of defense.

Monday, 8 November 2010
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Senate Room, 6th Floor, Robertson Hall
Carleton University
Metered Public Parking is available in Parking Garage P9, adjacent to Robertson Hall

Registration requested by Friday, November 5th to
or calling 613.520.2600 ext 6671

The CSDS Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.
For more information visit carleton.ca/csds
or call 613.520.2600 ext 6671