Past eventResearch Event

The Defence of Europe: Britain and Poland Facing New Challenges In the East

28 November 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Chatham House, London


General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (Deputy SACEUR) (2011-14)
Matthew Olex-Szczytowski, Adviser on Poland to BAE Systems
Chair: James de Waal,  Senior Fellow, International Security, Chatham House



After a decade of distant wars, the Ukraine crisis has forced NATO members to focus once again on more immediate threats to their territory, sovereignty and values. The speakers will consider how these threats might evolve, and suggest how countries like Poland and the UK should better work together to confront them.

This meeting is organized in association with the Centre for European Reform, London; demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy, Warsaw; Unia i Polska Fundacja; Warsaw; European Studies Centre, Oxford; and Villa Decius, Krakow.