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Before the Munich Security Conference

Amerika Haus e.V. NRW and EY Düsseldorf cordially invite you to the talk »Before the Munich Security Conference: Current Security Challenges in Transatlantic Relations« by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

Immediately preceding the annual Munich Security Conference, we will have one of its participants as an exclusive guest: Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges who, until December 2017, was the Commander of the US Army in Europe. He will share with us his insights on current security challenges, with a particular emphasis on the role and expectations of the US-German relationship and increased responsibilities for Germany after the NATO Summit in Brussels in May. LtG Hodges will also reinforce the United States’ commitment to Europe and explain why he considers this relationship “the most important relationship for the USA in the world”.

A native of Quincy, Florida, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels as the 101st Airborne Division and in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He also served in an operational assignment as Director of Operations, Regional Command South, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactic Instructor at the Infantry School; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Army Congressional Liaison Officer; Task Force Senior Observer-Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA: Coalition/Joint – 3 (CJ3) of Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg; and Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff, Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army, and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command. His last Military assignment was as Commander, United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hodges currently holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).


Entrance is free. Please note that space is limited! Registrations will be handled on a “first come, first served” basis.


Mandatory Registration: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/before-the-munich-security-conference-current-security-challenges-in-transatlantic-relations-tickets-42490457101

Ort: Ernst & Young Düsseldorf | Sky Lounge Graf-Adolf-Platz 15 | 40213 Düsseldorf


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