“COOPERATIVE SECURITY & INTERCONNECTED THREATS”

Brussels, 19 November 2015
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Defining Cooperative Security

OPENING SESSION

Mr. Ted WHITESIDE
Acting Assistant Secretary General, PDD, NATO

Mr. Ted Whiteside is Acting Assistant Secretary General, NATO Public Diplomacy Division. Before taking up his current duties, he was Secretary of the North Atlantic Council, Director of the NATO Ministerial and Summit Task Force in Brussels and Director of the NATO Weapons of Mass Destruction Centre.

In his current capacity, Mr. Whiteside is responsible for guiding the Alliance’s public diplomacy strategies and overseeing their implementation in member nations and partner countries.

He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for the negotiations conducted with the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a Graduate of the NATO Defense College, did postgraduate studies in International Politics in Brussels, and holds an M.A. from the University of Montréal and a B.A. from York University.