24 June 2011, 14:00 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, Sofia
On 24 June 2011, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Bulgaria, held a keynote speech by Former Deputy Assistance Secretary of State Heather Conley, entitled “Next 20 Years: Repurposing NATO in an Age of Austerity”.
Mrs. Conley began her career in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where she served as the State Department liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Global Humanitarian Assistance Program. She was also a senior associate with an international consulting firm led by former U.S. deputy secretary of state Richard L. Armitage. From 2001 – 2005, Ms. Conley served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs, with responsibilities for U.S. bilateral relations for the 15 countries of Northern and Central Europe.
In her speech, Mrs. Conley focused on NATO’s priorities in the next 20 years, as well as the challenges that the organization was facing.
The event took place at 14:00 h, at the Sheraton Hotel, in Sofia.