Unity in Challenging Times: Building on Transatlantic Resolve
On January 27, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings hosted Ambassador Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, for a public address on how the events of last year have forged a new spirit in the transatlantic alliance. In her remarks, Ambassador Nuland addressed how this strengthened resolve is driving the shared transatlantic mission of completing a “Europe whole, free and at peace” and leading globally in uncertain times.
Victoria Nuland became assistant secretary of state for European Affairs in September 2013. As assistant secretary, she is responsible for diplomatic relations with 50 countries in Europe and Eurasia, as well as with NATO, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Previously, Ambassador Nuland served as a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State.
Brookings Senior Fellow Fiona Hill provided introductory remarks and moderated a question and answer session following Ambassador Nuland’s remarks.
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