Mr Leo Michel will be discussing NATO’s changing character in the 21st century, with a special focus on the 25th NATO Summit which will be held in Chicago in May 2012. During the Chicago Summit, NATO will be discussing a variety of topics, including strengthening its network of global partners, missile defence and the development of “smart defence”.
Part of the Centre for Science and Security Studies seminar series.
Mr. Michel is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, concentrating on transatlantic defense and security issues. He joined INSS in 2002 after 17 years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where his positions included Director for NATO Policy, Director for Non-Nuclear Arms Control, Secretary of Defense Representative to the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Consultative Commission, and Deputy Director for Verification Policy.
Mr. Michel previously served as an analyst in the U.S. Intelligence Community, a legislative aide to a Member of Congress, and a U.S. Navy officer. Appointed to the career Senior Executive Service in 2000, he received a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in 1975 and a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1969.
This is a brown bag lunch event, so please feel free to bring your lunch along.