Parliament and NATO Assembly host seminar on security issues

28 October 2013

Are you interested in defence or security issues? Parliament's Outreach Service in partnership with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, is to hold a seminar that will discuss the role and work of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

The free seminar will take place in York on Saturday 9 November 2013, from 10am to 12.30pm.

About the event

Britain faces a number of security challenges including: global conflicts, securing food and energy supplies, ensuring a stable economy, understanding changes in science and technology, and protecting a stable democracy.

How should these challenges be addressed? By individual nations or alliances such as NATO? How should alliances be arranged? And how should they act?

This seminar will consider all these issues and more, including:

  • The role of NATO and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • The need for collective security action
  • How collective security issues are addressed by NATO

Speakers at the seminar

Speakers at the event include:

  • Hugh Bayley MP, Member for York Central and Chair of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • Lord Jopling former Government Minister and member of the UK delegation to the Assembly
  • Brigadier Greville Bibby, Commander of the 15th Brigade, British Army
  • David Hobbs, Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

How to attend

If you are interested in attending, you must register in advance. To find out more information or to register your attendance, please contact  Daniel Wood, Parliamentary Outreach Officer for Yorkshire and the Humber by e-mail or telephone 07917 488839.

Where and when

The event will take place on Saturday 9 November, from 10am to 12.30pm at the Officers Mess, Imphal Barracks, York YO10 4HD. Please be aware that security searches will be in place at this venue; further guidance will be made available to attendees.

Maps and directions

Related information

The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly has 257 delegates from Parliaments of the 28 NATO member states. The Assembly’s principal objective is to facilitate mutual understanding between Parliamentarians from Alliance countries and promote debate on key security challenges.

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