Confronting common threats and security challenges, the United States and Europe are more and more at pains to find common solutions. Speaking at the Wilson Center, His Majesty the King of Spain framed an expert conversation on security challenges and transatlantic relations. Before his keynote address, the panelists explored U.S.-Spanish counterterrorism, joint efforts to stabilize the Sahel, and the shared struggle to counter extremism around the world. Programme.

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Video of the conference and the keynote speech by His Majesty the King of Spain (1:55:19)


The Honorable Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, The Wilson Center
Emilio Lamo de Espinosa
President, Elcano Royal Institute

Keynote Address:

His Majesty the King of Spain


Bruce Hoffman
Director for the Center of Security Studies and Director of the Security Studies Program, Georgetown University and Wilson Center Global Fellow
Charles Powell
Director, Elcano Royal Institute
Fernando Reinares
Director of the Program on Global Terrorism, Elcano Royal Institute, Professor of Political Science and Security Studies at King Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain and Wilson Center Global Fellow
Bruce Riedel
Brookings Institution and former Senior Advisor to the last four Presidents of the United States as part of the staff of the National Security Council at the White House


Catherine Herridge
Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News Channel