HCSS Model NATO 2019 Conference

In cooperation with the NATO Centre of Excellence for Civil-Military Cooperation (CCOE) and The Municipality of The Hague, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies invites you to a 3-day simulation of the NATO North Atlantic Council (NAC), in celebration of the 70th anniversary of NATO. You will get an opportunity to explore the inner-workings of NATO, immerse yourself into one of the contemporary security challenges faced by the alliance, and benefit from a variety of additional activities in and around The Hague, a central hub for peace and justice of the past, the present and the future.


NATO member states are confronted with a variety of security threats domestically and abroad. During these turbulent times, the NATO alliance and the spirit of cooperation that it represents is essential in fostering peace and security. Originally created in order to protect post-WWII Europe from the spread of communism, NATO continues to ensure peace and security for the North Atlantic region. However, the character of the threat environment has transformed significantly since the Cold War. Cyberspace, for instance, is increasingly weaponized by malign actors who attempt to use cyberattacks and other coercive digital measures to disrupt and undermine the alliance and its members.


Does a cyberattack against a member state of NATO trigger Article 5 of the collective defence agreement? What measures represent a proportional, yet effective reaction to such an attack? How can the alliance equip itself with the necessary means to protect itself in the cyberspace? These questions, and more, will be debated during the HCSS Model NATO at the NATO Centre of Excellence for Civil-Military Cooperation in The Hague, on June 2nd - 4th 2019.

Are you a university student in a NATO member state? Have you attended one or more Model NATO/United Nations conferences in the past? Then apply before April 5th and join us as a delegate at the 2019 Model NATO conference in The Hague. For more information, contact us at modelnato@hcss.nl.

We look forward to welcoming you to the International City of Peace and Justice!


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