Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns and former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow are onstage as they take part in the public program, NATO at 70: Does the Alliance Have a Future? Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, is seated next to them with a clipboard. This wide-angle shot includes about a dozen audience members in the foreground, as well as a large 9/11 Memorial & Museum logo on the wall above the three men.
Photo by Monika Graff

NATO at 70: Does the Alliance Have a Future?

  • April 2, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium

On September 12, 2001, NATO invoked Article 5, the mutual defense clause of its founding treaty, for the first and only time in its history. As a result, NATO deployed allied troops to fight alongside Americans in Afghanistan, a mission that continues today. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the treaty’s signing, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns and former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow discuss the current state of NATO and shed some light on the Alliance’s uncertain future.

Photos

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns gestures with both hands as he speaks onstage between former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs. Vershbow has his hands folded as he listens on. Chanin is holding a clipboard.
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns and former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow are onstage during a public program in the Museum Auditorium. Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs is to the right of them seated and holding a clipboard. This wide-angle shot includes about a dozen audience members in the foreground, as well as a large 9/11 Memorial & Museum logo on the wall above the three men.
  • Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow gestures with both hands as he speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium. He is sitting beside former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow. Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, is seen holding a clipboard in the foreground and is slightly out of focus.
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

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FULL PROGRAM
HIGHLIGHT CLIP

Through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.