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About the Speech:

In 2016, NATO and the EU issued a joint declaration outlining a series of areas, in which the two organisations would cooperate, including countering hybrid threats, enhancing resilience, defence capacity building, cyber defence, maritime security, and exercises. In this address, Steven Hill examined these areas of cooperation from a legal perspective, illustrating how that framework enables co-operation in full respect of the decision-making autonomy and procedures of both organisations and Member States.

About the Speaker:

Steven Hill has served as the Legal Adviser to the NATO Secretary General and Director of the NATO Office of Legal Affairs since 2014. He took up these duties after serving as Counselor for Legal Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York.  Before that he was Head of the Legal Unit at the International Civilian Office in Kosovo and served in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He has also been Visiting Professor of Law at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China. He graduated from Yale Law School and Harvard College.