Debate on the future of NATO in Berlin

The Institute for Eastern Studies kindly invites for a presentation of NATO publication 1949-1999-2019 that will take place in Berlin on October 24. 20 years of Poland in a 70-year-old Alliance combined with a debate on the subject: “Diversity of visions concerning Polish foreign and security policy”.

The meeting is part of the NATO project 1949-1999-2019. 20 years of Poland in the 70 year Alliance, which is implemented thanks to financial support from the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the framework of the “Public Diplomacy 2019” competition. The partner of the German event is the Brandenburg Institute of Society and Security (BIGS) based in Potsdam.

This time the invited guests will discuss the vision of Polish foreign and security policy and present their point of view on some of the changes that NATO has experienced over the 70 years of its existence and its role in providing security in Europe, especially in Central Europe and the Baltic Sea Region. In the debate moderated by Tim Stuchtey, the BIGS Executive Director will take part:


  • Krševan Antun Dujmović, Research Fellow at the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb
  • Liudas Zdanavičius, Research Fellow at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
  • Liana Fix, Programme Director for International Affairs at the Körber-Stiftung
  • Zbigniew Gryglas, Member of Polish Parliament, President of Three Seas Parliamentary Commission in Sejm
  • Gregor Hain, Deputy Branch Chief International Security Policy and Bilateral Relations; Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany

These two important anniversaries – the 70th anniversary of NATO’s establishment and the 20th anniversary of Poland’s joining the ranks of the organization – provide an excellent opportunity to recall the purpose of the organization’s establishment, to take a closer look at its current shape and activities, and to consider what NATO may look like in the future and what contribution Poland may make to the development of the alliance. This is what the international project of the Institute for Eastern Studies, including the debate in Berlin, is supposed to do.

We encourage you to read our publication, which is available here.