WORLD LEADERS LECTURE FORUM | 2015-2016                        

Anders Fogh RasmussenANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN
FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO
FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF DENMARK

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W, 23 SEPT 2015, 11 AM
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Former secretary general of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. 

Rasmussen is a former prime minister of Denmark and was the secretary general of NATO from 2009 to 2014. During his tenure at NATO he was key to the partnership between the United States and Europe and took command of operations to provide military aid to rebel forces during the Libyan Civil War in 2011 and lead NATO’s continued efforts to stabilize the Afghanistan conflict.  His talk will also focus on the current confrontation between the West and Russia over Ukraine and Crimea, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan and the crisis in Syria.

“Anders  role as secretary general placed him in direct contact with the leaders of Europe in confronting terrorism and economic and military crises,” said Bob Goldberg, director of the Tanner Humanities Center. “He also was key to expanding NATO’s mission beyond Europe to North Africa and the Middle East.”

Rasmussen on the threat of ISIS (via The Big Think):


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ABOUT WORLD LEADERS LECTURE FORUM
Launched in 2007, the World Leaders Lecture Forum brings to Utah individuals of international stature and global impact whose influence shapes world events. The series serves as a catalyst for discussion of global concerns with both immediate and long-term consequences and enables students and the general public to become socially, politically, and intellectually focused on events beyond America's borders. Past lecturers include human rights activist John Prendergast, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Mohamed ElBaradei and Shirin Ebadi, former Doctors Without Borders President James Orbinski, former Columbian President César Gaviria, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

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