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In the wake of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the topic of European security and NATO expansion post-Cold War is being discussed with renewed urgency. During a recent special event at the Wilson Center, the issue was explored by an impressive panel that featured keynote remarks from US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.


Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Former Prime Minister of Poland
Sharyl Cross, Wilson Global Fellow, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University
Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of Defense
Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
Wolfgang Ischinger, Wilson Distinguished Scholar, Chairman of Munich Security Conference, Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany, Former German Ambassador to the United States
Andrey Kozyrev, Former Foreign Minister of Russia
Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO


Margaret Warner, Chief Foreign Correspondent, PBS Newshour 

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region though research and exchange.  Read more