Please join us on Tuesday, July 26 for a special conversation with former NATO Ambassador Douglas Lute. Ambassador Lute will share his views on NATO’s new Strategic Concept, threats to the alliance, NATO enlargement, and how the alliance is responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
About the speaker:
Ambassador Douglas Lute graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is a decorated military officer of 35 years. He was Director of Operations on the Joint Staff, overseeing U.S. military operations worldwide. He also was Director of Operations at U.S. Central Command in the Middle East, had several tours as a NATO commander, and served in combat during Operation Desert Storm.
Ambassador Lute earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in 1983 and then taught in the U.S. Military Academy’s Department of Social Sciences. He is a member of the board of the Atlantic Council, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a charter member of the Senior Military Advisory Group of the United States Institute of Peace, and a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.
During the second Obama-Biden term, he was U.S. Ambassador to NATO where he focused on the 30-nation alliance’s responses to new security challenges in Europe and the Middle East. Ambassador Lute also served under President George W. Bush as Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including three Defense Distinguished Service Medals and the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award.