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In the Wake of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Is the Alliance Still Relevant?

June 15, 2022 @ 4:30 pm 7:00 pm EDT

Join us in-person in Chicago or virtually for a fireside chat on the new age of NATO with special guests, General Phillip Breedlove, the 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO Allied Command Operations, and Ambassador Hutchison, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO. The discussion will be moderated by BENS President and CEO General Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.).

Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
(Live stream available for virtual attendance)

Schedule (Central Standard Time):
4:30pm: Doors open, guests may view Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
5:00pm: Cocktail hour
6:00pm: Fireside Chat moderated by General Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.).

For BENS members who can’t attend in-person, we welcome you to join the event live via Microsoft Teams. Dial-in information will be provided in your confirmation email.

Please let us know at your earliest convenience whether you would like to attend either in-person or by video by replying to Jennifer Giglio.

104 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60603 United States
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Cost: $



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Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60603 United States
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