Statesmen's Forum: H.E Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defense

Restoring Peace in Africa, Revitalizing Euroepan Defense, and Renewing NATO: The View from Paris
  • Friday, Jan 24, 2014
  • Please join us for a CSIS Statesmen's Forum on:
    Restoring Peace in Africa, Revitalizing European Defense, and Renewing NATO: The View From Paris


    H.E. Jean-Yves Le Drian
    Minister of Defense, Republic of France

    Introduction by
    Dr. John J. Hamre
    President, CEO and Pritzker Chair, CSIS

    Moderated by
    Heather A. Conley
    Director and Senior Fellow, Europe Program, CSIS

    Friday, January 24, 2014
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    2nd Floor Conference Room
    CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

    Please join us for an important conversation with France's Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian, as he discusses Europe’s most pressing regional and global challenges, the future of European defense, and NATO’s future agenda.  France recently has led several defense operations, notably contributing 4,500 troops to Mali; 1,600 troops to the Central African Republic; as well as 1,200 troops to the September NATO joint military exercise, Steadfast Jazz.  Minister Le Drian will examine France's role in addressing security challenges in Mali and the Central African Republic, and explain why these conflicts threaten European and transatlantic security.   

    If you have not already, please RSVP to James Mina at  
    The discussion will be ON the record. Translation will be provided.


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