Lecture on "Defense and Security in 2019" by Amb. of Estonia to the USA

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Venue:FIU-MMC-MARC Building - MARC 290


Defense and Security in 2019: Transatlantic relations and NATO
Lecture by Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States

ImageJonatan Vseviov serves as Estonia´s Ambassador to the United States since August 2018. This is his third diplomatic posting in Washington, DC. Before assuming his current duties, Vseviov worked at the Estonian Ministry of Defense for 10 years, rising to the post of Permanent Secretary. Until his appointment as Permanent Secretary in January 2016, Mr. Vseviov served as the Undersecretary for Defense Planning, the Acting Undersecretary for Defense Policy, and Director of Policy Planning During his tenure at the Defense Ministry, Vseviov had a leading role in shaping Estonia´s defense policy both domestically as well as internationally. He is the author of the Concept for Comprehensive Approach to Defense (2009) and the National Defense Strategy of 2010 – documents that led to significant conceptual change in organizing defense in Estonia. In 2012, he was one of the leading authors of the National Defense Development Plan 2013-2022, which reset Estonia´s capability development onto a realistic basis, moving Estonian armed forces from a hollow structure to real – fully manned, equipped and sustained – capabilities. He has also been involved with the preparation and implementation of NATO’s present deterrence and defense posture, including the execution of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic States and Poland.

He will talk about transatlantic relations and NATO in the context of Estonia and the Baltic States.

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This event is free but you need to register

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This event is sponsored by the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, and co-sponsored by The Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Distinguised Lecture Series, The European & Eurasian Studies Program, The Department of Politics & International Relations, the European Student Association. FIUMiami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence