Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hans Binnendijk

The Future of NATO and the 2014 NATO Summit

NATO will hold a historic summit in Wales in September 2014. It will address the future of the Alliance in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea, new tensions in the Middle East, the U.S. pivot to Asia, the end of ISAF operations in Afghanistan, and European defense cuts. Dr. Binnendijk will discuss the results of the summit and the future of the Alliance. He is currently working with the Obama Administration on summit planning.

Fletcher School PhD Conference Keynote Hans Binnendijk

Dr. Hans Binnendijk is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and at RAND. He has just produced books on the Pivot to Asia and on Strategic Blunders. Until July 4, 2012 he was the Vice President for Research and Applied Learning at the National Defense University and Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Policy. He previously served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control. He also served as Principal Deputy Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and Legislative Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He has received three Distinguished Public Service Awards. In academia, he was Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and Deputy Director at London’s International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has written widely on U.S. national security issues, on NATO and on Asia. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Fletcher School and as Chairman of the Board of Humanity in Action.