NATO Secretary General at CCNY on September 27, 2012

On Thursday, September 27, the Colin Powell Center and the CCNY Division of Social Science will present Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), who will address "Why NATO Matters to You." Speaking in conversation with CCNY President Lisa S. Coico, Secretary General Rasmussen will spotlight how NATO deals with emerging security challenges and contributes to global security.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall at City College (view on Google maps). It will have a "town hall" format, in which CCNY students and members of the community will be invited to ask questions of the secretary general. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the CCNY international relations, international studies, and public administration programs.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen Rasmussen served as prime minister of Denmark from 2001 to 2009. He  has held numerous positions in government throughout his career, and served as the Danish negotiator of and signatory to the Maastricht Treaty, which eventually led to the introduction of the single currency, the euro.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 28 countries from North America and Europe committed to safeguarding the freedom and security of its member countries by political and military means. Initiated in 1949, today NATO plays an increasingly important role in global crisis management and peacekeeping.