Over 70 years since its founding, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Now with 30 members, NATO is the bedrock of the United States’ commitment to transatlantic peace and security. But, today the alliance faces new challenges.
In this Director’s Lecture Series event, the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, the 22nd United States Ambassador to NATO, addressed the status of the NATO alliance and related foreign policy issues. There was also a question and answer session moderated by Baker Institute Director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian.
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11:00 a.m. — Presentation
11:30 a.m. — Q&A
Director's Lecture Series
The Director’s Lecture Series was created and endowed by Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian and Mrs. Françoise Djerejian to provide a specific forum for Baker Institute Roundtable members, faculty and students to engage in the most relevant and pressing issues we face today.
Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison was sworn in as the permanent representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on August 15, 2017. From 1993-2013, she served as a U.S. Senator from Texas and was also elected to a Senate leadership position. Ambassador Hutchison gained extensive international experience and developed a deep understanding of NATO as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She also served as chairman of the Military Construction Subcommittee and as a member of the Defense Subcommittee on the Senate Appropriations Committee. She served two terms as chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Prior to assuming her duties, Ambassador Hutchison was a prominent attorney at Bracewell LLP, an established international law firm in Dallas, Texas. Ambassador Hutchison also served in the Texas House of Representatives, as the Texas State Treasurer and as vice chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. Ambassador Hutchison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy