Join the Office of Veterans Services for a discussion with
Former NATO Secretary General
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
about his time leading the largest military alliance in history
and its future challenges in the 21st century.
Thursday, Nov. 16
6:30 pm | General reception
7:15 pm | Discussion and Q&As
Contact Kevin Gelzhiser at 610-660-3329 with questions.
Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been at the center of European and global politics for three decades as a leading Danish parliamentarian.
- Minister for Taxation (1987-1992)
- Minister for Economic Affairs (1990-1992)
- Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009)
- Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014)
His tenure as Secretary General of NATO marked a fundamental transformation of the Alliance. Mr. Rasmussen developed a new Strategic Concept, which sets the Alliance’s core priorities for the future. In the midst of the most serious economic crisis in recent time, he launched “Smart Defence” to help nations make more efficient use of their resources through more multinational cooperation. A reformer who made the Alliance leaner and more efficient, Mr. Rasmussen also extended and strengthened NATO’s partnerships with nations around the world, making it the hub of a network of international security partnerships. In 2014, Anders Fogh Rasmussen established Rasmussen Global, which provides geopolitical and strategic consulting services.