In 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrated its 70th anniversary. Considered by many the most successful alliance in history, the future of NATO has increasingly been questioned especially in the aftermath of President Trump's election. NATO members are divided on a range of issues, including financial contributions and strategic priorities. Yet these divisions are nothing new. This lecture examines the history of 70 years of divisions within the alliance to contextualize current debates about NATO's   future    in   the    21st    century.


PRESENTER: Christopher  Kshyk, Masters Degree in History, earning his second Master's Degree in Archival Studies at U of MB. Recently returned to Canada, he worked at the Archives of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in February 2019.


FEES:     Members $15 I Guests $20

DATE:   Tuesday, March 10

TIME:    1:00 - 2:30


NATO at 70: A History of a Divided Alliance