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NATO at Seventy

A Strategic Examination of the Past, Present, and Future of the Atlantic Alliance

Troy University wishes to cordially invite you to attend an event dedicated to celebrating the seventieth anniversary of NATO.  The conference “NATO at Seventy: A Strategic Examination of the Past, Present, and Future of the Atlantic Alliance” will take place at the Troy University Montgomery campus on November 1st and 2nd.  The conference is funded by a NATO Public Diplomacy Grant and it will feature addresses by diplomats, academics, military experts, and policy makers.  The conference features four panels that focus on the history and value of maintaining security through cooperation.  The topics include the history of NATO, cyber and hybrid threats, current regional operations and threats, and future threats to the alliance.  Ambassador Robert Hunter, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 1993-1998, will provide an address on Friday afternoon and the conference will close with an address from a NATO representative. 

The event is free and open to the community.  Attendees need to register with Mrs. Melissa Neff at  Snacks and a lunch on Saturday will be provided. 


  • History of NATO
  • Hybrid and Cyber Threats
  • Current Regional Operations
  • Future Threats

Featured Speakers

  • Ambassador Robert Hunter
  • His Excellency George Cristian Maior—Romania’s Ambassador to the United States
  • Diplomatic Representatives from Lithuania, Latvia and Croatia
  • Major General Cezary Wisniewski—Military Attaché Republic of Poland
  • Ms. Lara Romano—Deputy Chief of Mission, Republic of Croatia
  • Mr. Robert Bell—NATO Diplomat
  • Dr. Vaidotas Urbelis—Defense Councillor, Embassy of Lithuania
  • Mr. Rolans Henins—Defense Councillor, Latvia


This event is sponsored by Troy University Department of Political Science - NATO public diplomacy grant.