On Wednesday 27 October, the Elcano Royal Institute was proudly hosting a public round table in cooperation with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, entitled ‘The Road to Madrid and NATO’s Future Strategic Concept’. The conference seeks to pave the way for NATO’s upcoming 2022 summit in Madrid, where a new Strategic Concept will be adopted, aimed at preparing the Alliance for an increasingly uncertain and competitive international environment.


  • Welcome: José Juan Ruiz, Chairman, Elcano Royal Institute | @ElcanoJjRuiz
  • Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO | @NATOBrazeB 
  • Claudia Major, Head of International Security, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) | @ClaudMajor
  • Luis Simón, Director of the Brussels Office and Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @LuisSimn
  • Federico Torres, Director-General for Foreign and Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain

Moderator: Charles Powell,Director, Elcano Royal Institute| @CharlesTPowell

Wednesday, 27th  October 2021, from 12:00 to 13:30 h. CEST (UTC+2). Espacio Bertelsmann, c/ de O’Donnell nº 10, Madrid.