EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

On May 20 and 21, 2012, Chicago became only the second American city to host a NATO Summit, and the upcoming G8 meeting at Camp David provides a welcomed opportunity to engage Chicagoans in the key economic issues of our times. Working with a consortium of local and international organizations, The Chicago Council is pleased to present “On the Summits: Perspectives from Global Leaders”.

This public program series will welcome international dignitaries to address key Summit issues, including the foundations of the transatlantic relationship, growing economic and security challenges, the future of the NATO

alliance, and other pressing global issues.

Niagara Foundation is a proud partner of these public speakers series. In order to register for these events, please visit the website of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs by Clicking Here.

His Excellency
Mark Rutte


AN ADDRESS BY THE DUTCH PRIME MINISTER
THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP:

STRONG FOUNDATIONS, NEW VIGOR
Prime Minister, The Kingdom of The Netherlands
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 – THE CHICAGO CLUB


NATO AFTER AFGHANISTAN – A VIEW FROM EUROPE
His Excellency Radoslaw Sikorski

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 – InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue
9:00 a.m. Registration and security check-in / 9:30 a.m. Program


A CONVERSATION WITH THE EU’S FOREIGN MINISTER
Baroness Catherine Ashton

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President, European Commission
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 – InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue
10:15 a.m. Registration and security check-in / 10:45 a.m. Program


CHANGEMAKERS: WOMEN AS LEADERS
The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright

Former U.S. Secretary of State;
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group;
Chair, Albright Capital Management LLC;


The Honorable Melanne Verveer

Ambassador-at-Large,
Global Women’s Issues,
United States Department of State


Moderated by Ambassador Fay Hartog Levin

Senior Advisor, European Affairs, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 – InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue
1:00 p.m. Registration and security check-in / 1:30 p.m. Program


AFGHAN WOMEN: COMMITMENT TO PROGRESS
The Honorable Melanne Verveer

Ambassador-at-Large,
Global Women’s Issues,
United States Department of State


His Excellency Zalmai Rassoul
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


The Honorable Farkhunda Naderi
MP, Wolesi Jirga, National Assembly of Afghanistan
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 – InterContinental Hotel, 505 North Michigan Avenue
3:30 p.m. Registration and security check-in / 4:00 p.m. Program


NATO AFTER CHICAGO:
THE ALLIANCE AND ITS ROLE IN GLOBAL SECURITY

Admiral James G. Stavridis
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and Commander, U.S. European Command
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 – Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue
7:15 a.m. Registration and security check-in /7:45 a.m. Program


TURKEY’S ECONOMIC AND FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES:
AN ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT

His Excellency Abdullah Gül
President, Republic of Turkey

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue
9:15 a.m. Registration and security check-in / 10:00 a.m. Program


EUROPE WITHOUT ILLUSIONS: REFLECTIONS FROM THE CZECH PRESIDENT
His Excellency Vaclav Klaus

President, Czech Republic
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 – Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue
11:30 a.m. Registration and security check-in / 12:00 noon Lunch

Leaders from around the world are gathering in Chicago this spring for an important diplomatic summit hosted by President Barack Obama.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) hold meetings in Chicago from May 20-21, allowing the city to highlight its economic vitality, its arts and architecture, and its can-do spirit.

This will be the first time an American city other than Washington has hosted a NATO summit. About 2,000 journalists from across the world are expected in Chicago to chronicle the events.

Niagara Foundation Associate Director Hilmi Cinar  is a Member of Chicago NATO Summit Welcome Committee
Niagara Foundation Associate Director Hilmi Cinar  is selected to be a part of Chicago NATO Summit Welcome Committee.

Members of the Welcome Committee for the Chicago summit will be the ambassadors to showcase the city to international visitors and the foreign press. They will also help keep Chicago residents informed about public programs linked to the NATO summit. The Welcome Committee is chaired by Chicago’s First Lady, Amy Rule.

You may read the list of all members at http://www.chicagonato.org/welcome-committee-pages-291.php

Illinois House of Representatives passes a House Resolution to acknowledge M.Hilmi Cinar, Associate Director of the Niagara Foundation, on the occasion of his appointment as a member of the Chicago NATO Welcome Committee. As the foundation we feel that honor and are happy to announce the selection of Hilmi Cinar to Chicago NATO Summit Welcome Committee.
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20 - 21 May 2012