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IDP Speaker Series - NATO in 2022: Reconciling Allied Perspectives

Thursday, March 3, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
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Join Dr. Joel J. Sokolsky & Luca Ratti as we reflect on NATO in 2022.

Canada’s embrace of the need for western collective defence against the Soviet Union under American leadership lead Ottawa to play an active role in the initial discussions leading to the establishment of NATO and to make a significant military contribution to allied forces in Europe in the 1950s. In the decades that followed, Ottawa was beset with a series of domestic and external challenges to its place and contributions to the Alliance...

Italy and NATO in the 21st century: still a formidable partnership? 

More than three decades since the crumbling of the Soviet bloc, NATO continues to be perceived by most of Italy’s political forces as an indispensable political and security bastion against the threats of regional instability and conflict. Although in recent years, economic stagnation and popular discontent have called into question outright support for European integration, Italy’s commitment to NATO has remained rock solid....

 A Q&A with the audience will follow the presentation, please join us virtually at the event to take part in the conversation.

Maureen Bartram
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