Testing the Alliance: NATO and the U.S.-EU partnership in the Trump Era


7 February 2018


Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon, 8 Bis, Kleine Zavel, 1000 Brussels

This event, Testing the Alliance: NATO and the U.S.-EU partnership in the Trump Era, will examine the extraordinary state of affairs brought on by the Trump administration’s tough talk about NATO. A panel of experts will move beyond the drama, separating rhetoric from reality and considering how Washington and Brussels can work together to chart an better course.

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6:00 p.m. – 6:15; : Opening Remarks:

Johan Verbeke, Director General, EGMONT

Romuald Sciora, Author; President, Romuald Sciora Media

Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs


6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. : Panel Discussion: Testing the Alliance: NATO and the U.S.-EU partnership in the Trump Era 


Elizabeth Braw, Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Sven Biscop, Director, Europe in the World Programme, Egmont, and Professor, Ghent University

Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

François de Kerchove d’Exaerde, Permanent Representative of Belgium to NATO


Johan Verbeke, Director General, EGMONT