November 20, 2017

 

An Ambassador’s Forum on

“Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership”

with Ambassador Pedro Morenés

 

 

 

This event can be viewed on UStream and C-SPAN.

 

 

Spain’s role as a member of the UN, EU, and NATO as well as its strategic partnership with the U.S. has significant security implications regionally and globally. 

 

Ambassador Pedro Morenés, a former Minister of Defense, will discuss the nature of these relationships and their future outlook.

 

 

Moderator:               

Professor Yonah Alexander

Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

                                                         

Speaker:                     

Ambassador Pedro Morenés

Ambassador of Spain to the United States

 

Ambassador Morenés was born in Las Arenas in the province of Biscay in 1948. He obtained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Navarre and a Master's Degree in Ship Management and Economics from the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics.

 

He was a member of the maritime law firm AMYA, lawyer of the Astilleros Españoles company, Director of Legal Services of the Division of Naval Construction at the National Industrial Institute, Secretary of the Council and of Legal Matters of Astilleros Españoles, and Astilleros de Talleres del Noroeste, and Commercial Director of the Naval Construction Division of the National Industrial Institute. He was Deputy Minister of Defense, Deputy Minister of Security, and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Policy. He has held the positions of Secretary General of the Círculo de Empresarios Business Circle, President of the Board of Directors of Construcción Navales del Norte and President of MBDA España and Segur Ibérica. In December of 2011 he was named Minister of Defense.

 

Closing Remarks:               

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)

Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

 

December 7, 2017

Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

November 20, 2017

Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

November 13, 2017

Czech Republic-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

October 31, 2017

Can the State System and Separatism Co-Exist?

 

September 11, 2017

Al-Qa'ida: Sixteen Years After 9/11 and Beyond

 

August 24, 2017

Combating Biological Terrorism: Roadmaps for Global Strategies

 

June 29, 2017

The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism

 

June 9, 2017

European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?

 

May 24, 2017

"Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?"

 

April 20, 2017

"Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public"

 

April 13, 2017

"Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

March 23, 2017

"Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook" 

 

February 23, 2017

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

December 16, 2016

"Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"

 

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

The Times of Israel on October 25, 2017: "Nuclear Terrorism: Before its too late" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig