Dr Seth A Johnston will be discussing US opportunities in European defense and the impact of Trump on NATO. Dr Johnston is a fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A scholar-practitioner, Johnston was previously Task Force Commander in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. He has served extensively in multinational missions overseas as a military officer. A Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, he was chief of international security cooperation for intelligence at the U.S. Army Europe Headquarters; a principal NATO intelligence staff officer at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan; and a commander of U.S. Army troops in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He has also served in the Pentagon and at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.