NATO @ 70: The Rule of Law Alliance

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, is a product of and key player in international law.  Created to accomplish the political-military tasks necessary to defend Western Europe and North America, NATO has successfully deterred conflict in Europe and beyond, proving itself as a rule of law alliance.

This presentation will examine the North Atlantic Treaty’s successes in meeting the collective security needs of its members, assessing the interplay of international law and other international and regional organizations with NATO’s mission. It will also address contemporary challenges facing the Alliance, such as technological advances in the security, privacy, and military arenas. It will look forward to adaptations necessary for NATO’s future success, and the contributions international law, NATO, and the collective action of its member States can achieve in the 21st Century.  

Steven Hill is the legal adviser and director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

Lunch will be provided.

Organized by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, this event is part of the UGA's Signature Lecture Series.

Requests for accommodations for those with disabilities should be made as soon as possible but at least 7 days prior to the scheduled lecture. Please contact Katie Fite in the Office of Academic Programs at 706-542-0383 or at to request accommodations.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hirsch Hall, Classroom A (120)
225 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602

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Lectures and Discussions


Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community, Prospective Students


Public Service and Outreach, Research



Dean Rusk International Law Center
School of Law
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Kate Doty

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