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NATO at 75: A Conversation with Amb. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Amb. Douglas Lute

March 26, 5:30-6:45pm in Fleishman Commons
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Amb. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Amb. Douglas Lute

On Tuesday, March 26, join the Program in American Grand Strategy for a conversation on NATO's past, present, and future featuring two former US representatives to NATO, Amb. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Amb. Douglas Lute.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison stepped down from her term as U.S. permanent representative to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, in 2021. During her 3.5 years as permanent representative, she focused on the importance of U.S. leadership in the alliance and strengthening the transatlantic bond that provides the security umbrella for Europe and North America.

From 1993 to 2013, she represented Texas in the U.S. Senate. There, she was elected by her peers to chair the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-highest leadership position. She was also a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and chair of the military construction subcommittee on the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Ambassador Douglas Lute (Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired) is Chair of International and Defense Practices at BGR Group. Over his long, distinguished career in the U.S. military and as a senior White House advisor and diplomat, Ambassador Lute has built extensive relationships with national security, diplomatic, and military leaders in America and around the world.

Ambassador Lute spent six years in the White House during two administrations, including the entire first term of the Obama-Biden Administration, where he served as Coordinator for South Asia. 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.

Contact: Susan Colbourn