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CIC Vancouver: NATO: Out of Area or Out of Business? Will the Warsaw Summit renew the Alliance?

April 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT


This July Poland will host, in its capital Warsaw, the NATO Summit. This high-level meeting will come at a time when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is facing a myriad of challenges. Should it be returning to its traditional focus on collective defence of the territory of its member states or should it be engaged in expeditionary efforts to contribute to global peace and security? These and other issues will be addressed by Ambassador Robert Kupiecki, a veteran Polish diplomat who is directly engaged in summit preparation. Ambassador Kupiecki’s talk will be informed by his years of experience dealing with NATO affairs, trans-atlantic relations and the development of Poland’s security policy. This is a rare opportunity to discuss the future path of NATO with a distinguished representative of one of its important member states.

There is no registration for the event and is open to all those who are interested in attending.

Speaker’s Biography
Robert Kupiecki serves as Poland’s Ambassador to the United States. Kupiecki obtained his master’s degree in history with distinction and a PhD in Political Science at Warsaw University. He specializes in international relations. He is also a graduate of the National School of Public Administration and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

After graduation in 1991, Kupiecki worked as junior lecturer at the Historical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where he studied Modern History. After the internship, Kupiecki worked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994, moving through the ranks from expert to Head of Divisions and Deputy of Department. He was appointed Deputy Ambassador Permanent Representation of Poland to NATO and Western European Union (WEU) in Brussels from 1999 to 2004.

Date and Time
April 13, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 pm

515 West Hastings Street
1600 Canfor Policy Room
Vancouver, BC  V6B5K3


April 13, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT