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Ambassador’s Forum on “Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership” with Ambassador ​Pedro Morenés

  • Potomac Institute for Policy Studies 901 North Stuart Street Suite 200 Arlington, VA, 22203 United States (map)

An Ambassador’s Forum on “Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership” with Ambassador edro Morenés

Spain’s role as a member of the UN, EU, and NATO as well as its strategic partnership with the U.S. has significant security implications regionally and globally.

Ambassador Pedro Morenés, a former Minister of Defense, will discuss the nature of these relationships and their future outlook.


Monday, November 20, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 200

Arlington, VA 22203

(Ballston Metro Station, Orange/Silver Lines)


Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies

International Center for Terrorism Studies, at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Inter-University Center for Legal Studies, at the International Law Institute

Center for National Security Law,

University of Virginia School of Law

Opening Remarks:    

Michael S. Swetnam*

CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies                                                               


Professor Yonah Alexander

Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies                          


Ambassador edro Morenés

Ambassador of Spain to the United States

Ambassador Morenés was born in Las Arenas in the province of Biscay in 1948. He obtained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Navarre and a Master's Degree in Ship Management and Economics from the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics.                                                                                  

He was a member of the maritime law firm AMYA, lawyer of the Astilleros Españoles company, Director of Legal Services of the Division of Naval Construction at the National Industrial Institute, Secretary of the Council and of Legal Matters of Astilleros Españoles, and Astilleros de Talleres del Noroeste, and Commercial Director of the Naval Construction Division of the National Industrial Institute. He was Deputy Minister of Defense, Deputy Minister of Security, and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Policy. He has held the positions of Secretary General of the Círculo de Empresarios Business Circl, President of the Board of Directors of Construcción Navales del Norte and President of MBDA España and Segur Ibérica. In December of 2011 he was named Minister of Defense.

 Closing Remarks:                  

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)

Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

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For further information and registration please contact Sharon Layani at or 703-562-4522

*to be confirmed


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