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Paul Robinson: Do We Still Need NATO
October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series
Do We Still Need NATO
| Tuesday October 31, 2017
| Palais Imperial Restaurant,
311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa
RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org 613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday October 27, 2017 by 12:00 pm (pay by cash or cheque at the door)
NATO was created in order to defend Europe from the threat of the Soviet Union. That threat has long since disappeared, but NATO still exists, and has substantially expanded both its membership and its vision of its role to include so-called ‘out of area operations.’ But it is unclear what benefits either Europe or North America have gained from this expansion. In this talk, Professor Robinson will examine the arguments for and against NATO’s continued existence, and will challenge whether the organization continues to serve a useful purpose.
Paul Robinson is a professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. A former officer in both the British and Canadian armies, Professor Robinson received a doctorate from Oxford University, and has taught in Ottawa since 2006. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Russian and military history, military ethics, international security, and defence policy.
$30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.)
$5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)
RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org 613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday October 27, 2017 by 12:00 pm
Late registrations are welcome for presentation only.
Individuals who do not cancel their reservations at least 24 hours before the luncheon will be billed $30.