A Conversation with Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO
Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Tuesday, December 13, for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. Ambassador Smith will sit down with Dr. Kathleen McInnis, a Senior Fellow in the International Security Program and Director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, to discuss the NATO alliance and the road to the 2023 Vilnius Summit. As we approach winter, they will discuss the current situation in Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including Finland and Sweden’s succession to NATO.
Ambassador Julianne Smith assumed her position as the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO in November 2021. Prior to her current position, she served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Blinken at the Department of State.
Previously, she served as the Director of the Asia and Geopolitics Programs at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. From 2014 – 2018, she served as the Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). From 2012-2013, she served as the Acting National Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States. Before her post at the White House, she served for three years as the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. In January 2012, she was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.
Prior to her government service, Ambassador Smith held a variety of positions at research institutions including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the German Marshall Fund, the American Academy in Berlin, and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin. She has written extensively on transatlantic relations and European security.
This event is made possible through support from Citi.