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GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series

Geopolitical Implications of COVID-19

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The GIGA is honoured to present to you a (virtual) GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture by NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg. He will speak on “Geopolitical Implications of COVID-19”. Jens Stoltenberg will give insights into NATO's response in the battle against the pandemic and preparations for a possible second wave of COVID-19. His lecture will also address the impact of this global crisis on the geopolitical landscape. 

Under Jens Stoltenberg’s leadership, NATO has met an increasingly challenging security environment. He strongly supports a partnership approach, with cooperation between NATO and the European Union reaching unprecedented levels. He believes in credible deterrence and defence, while also maintaining dialogue with Russia. He has advocated for increased defence investments and better burden sharing within the Alliance, and a greater focus on innovation.

Jens Stoltenberg is NATO Secretary General since 2014.

The event will be chaired by Amrita Narlikar, President of the GIGA and Professor of International Relations at the University of Hamburg.

The GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series brings leading minds in academia and policy from all over the world to Hamburg to stimulate public exchange on key global developments.

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The GIGA is taking the coronavirus situation very seriously. Until further notice, all our events take place exclusively in digital space and Team GIGA is working from home. We are pleased to be able to offer you all GIGA products without restriction.



We would like to ask you to register for this event. The registration is free of charge. Once you have successfully registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive this e-mail (make sure you check your spam folder), please contact us: events@giga-hamburg.de. You will receive your personal participation link and further information by e-mail before the online event starts. By registering, you agree to the GIGA's data protection guidelines. We will update our data protection notice as necessary. You can find the current version at: https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/data-protection.