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Conversations with Secretary Mark Esper: Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė

Please join us for our next installment of Conversations with Secretary Mark Esper featuring Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė.

As a NATO member state, Lithuania is on the frontline for the alliance against Russia and is one of the most vocal advocates for a united effort to counter the Kremlin’s foreign aggression. Lithuania also hosts one of NATO’s multinational battlegroups which helps to provide strong deterrence and defense for the whole alliance. These types of actions demonstrate Lithuania’s solidarity, determination, and ability to defend NATO members’ territory and populations.

To further the conversation on this issue, the McCain Institute seeks to convene experts to discuss the United States’ strategic security partnerships and how they address some of the most pressing challenges of our time – an increasingly aggressive Russian state, mounting international authoritarianism, the global plague of disinformation, and strategic competition. This event is part of a public conversation series between Dr. Mark T. Esper, the John McCain distinguished fellow and former U.S. secretary of defense, and experts on various issues related to challenges and threats to U.S. national security.


Dr. Mark T. Esper, John McCain Distinguished Fellow and Former US Secretary of Defense


Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of Lithuania

Conversations with Secretary Mark Esper

Dec 14, 2022
10:30am ET