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PizzaSeminar am 24.10.2019 Nato's past and future







We would like to personally invite you to the presentation of the publication „NATO: 1949 – 1999 – 2019. The 20 Years of Poland in the 70 Years of the Alliance” followed by a debate on NATO’s past and future and Poland’s role in the Atlantic Alliance’s collective defence system – from a Polish and a German perspective.The 70th anniversary of NATO establishment, happening alongside the 20th anniversary of Polish membership in the Alliance, will be a perfect occasion to talk about the great changes underwent by both the Polish Army and NATO itself, especially considering how much its mission changed following the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The role played by NATO in providing security in Europe is unquestionable, therefore the project will also consist of a series of debates focusing on the changes in structure and goals that the Alliance will have to go through in the foreseeable future.In our PizzaSeminar on the 24th of October BIGS brings together experts and scholars to present their research on some of the changes NATO experienced in its 70-year existence and its role in providing security in Europe, particularly in Central Europe and the Baltic region.The seminar

„NATO’s past and future and Poland’s role in the Atlantic Alliance‘s collective defence system”

will take place on

October 24 from noon to 2 pm (12-14 s.t.)


  • Krševan Antun Dujmović, Research Fellow at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) in Zagreb
  • Liudas Zdanavičius,Research Fellow at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

The presentations will be followed by response commentary from Liana Fix (Programme Director for International Affairs at the Körber-Stiftung) and Dr. Gregor Hain (Deputy Branch Chief International Security Policy and Bilateral Relations; Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany).

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Tim Stuchtey (Executive Director, BIGS) and Dorota Kafara (Regional Program Manager at the Institute for Eastern Studies in Poland).

Pizza will be served during the event.

We hope you will be able to join us for this particular panel discussion.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 23rd to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We look forward to seeing you there.