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Contact: Jackson DeAndrea, Dole Institute of Politics, 785-864-4900, [email protected], @DoleInstitute

Media invited to KU program featuring NATO Military Committee Chair Admiral Robert Bauer on June 4


LAWRENCE — Members of the media are invited to the University of Kansas at 6:30 p.m. June 4 to cover a presentation by Admiral Robert Bauer (Royal Netherlands Navy), chair of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Bauer will speak to an invitation-only audience at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on the future of NATO in a new era of collective defense.

Following his presentation, Bauer will sit for a discussion on the topic with Dole Institute Visiting Fellow Gerald Seib.

The Office of the Chancellor is hosting Bauer in partnership with the Dole Institute, the Truman Library Institute and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Foundation.

Bauer is the 33rd chair of the NATO Military Committee. In his role, Bauer serves as the military adviser to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the North Atlantic Council — making him NATO’s most senior military officer. Before joining NATO, he served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he commanded various posts. He also served as director of plans, vice chief of defense and chief of defense for the Netherlands Armed Forces.

Although this program is closed to the public, limited seating will be available for news media wishing to cover the event. The program will be livestreamed on the Dole Institute’s YouTube channel.

Email Jackson DeAndrea by noon June 3 to request media credentials.




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