The Institute of European Studies and the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University invite for an open discussion "Renewed commitment? Security challenges in transatlantic relations" with Alexander Vershbow, Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO.
The discussion will be moderated by dr Magdalena Góra (Institute of European Studies) and dr Wojciech Michnik (Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora). The guests will be welcomed by Senator Bogdan Klich.
Date: 3rd of December at 18.00 CET.
The link to the online meeting is available here.
- Alexander Vershbow, Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, former Assistant Secretary General NATO. Ambassador Alexander "Sandy" Vershbow is a distinguished fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Ambassador Vershbow served as the Deputy Secretary General of NATO from February 2012 to October 2016. Prior to his post at NATO, Ambassador Vershbow served for three years as the US assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. From 1977 to 2008, Vershbow was a career member of the United States Foreign Service. He served as US ambassador to NATO, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Korea. He held numerous senior positions in Washington, including special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs at the National Security Council (1994-97) and in State Department as director for Soviet Union affairs (1988-91). During his career, he was centrally involved in strengthening US defense relations with allies in Europe and Asia and in transforming NATO and other European security organizations to meet post-Cold War challenges.
- Wojciech Michnik is currently an assistant professor of International Relations and Security Studies at Jagiellonian University and contributing editor for the New Eastern Europe. He is a former Eisenhower Defense Fellow at NATO Defense College in Rome and Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia University. In 2014 Mr. Michnik worked as a foreign and security policy analyst at the Department of Americas in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
- Magdalena Góra is an assistant professor of Political Science and European Studies at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Her research deals with the legitimacy and contestation in external relations of the European Union, EU actorness in international relations especially in EU’s close neighborhood as well as on collective identification changes in the European Union. She has published several journal articles (East European Politics & Societies, Religion, State & Society), book chapters and co-edited volumes. She was recently awarded Fulbright Senior Award for pursuing her research at New York University in 2020.
We cordially invite you to join the discussion!