Seminar: Missile Defense in Europe: Past, Present and Future

3 marca 2008 odbył się wykład Roberta Bella zatytułowany Missile Defense in Europe: Past, Present and Future – Perspectives on the American third site in Central Europe, zorganizowany przez Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych. Roberta Bella przedstawił ambasador Jerzy M. Nowak, koordynator Programu Bezpieczeństwa Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych.

Center for International Relations, Emilii Plater 25, III floor.
The seminar will be held in English.
Please confirm your participation by 12 am 29.02.
Phone: 022 646 5267 or e-mail:

Robert Bell, formerly NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, joined the SAIC Strategies Business Unit (BU) in March 2004. As head of the SAIC office in Brussels, he promotes business opportunities for the Strategies BU and other units within the company with NATO, the European Union, and European governments.

From 1999-2003, Mr. Bell was responsible for the promotion of NATO armaments cooperation policies and programs. He chaired NATO’s Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) and its C3 Board (NC3B) and directed NATO International Staff activities in the areas of common funding, resource coordination, airspace management and airspace defense.

From 1993-1999, Mr. Bell worked at the White House National Security Council (NSC) as a Special Assistant to President Clinton for National Security Affairs and as the NSC Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control. In 1997, he was assigned additional responsibilities as NSC Counselor.

From 1984-1993, Mr. Bell served on the Committee on Armed Services of the U.S. Senate as a principal staff aide to Chairman Sam Nunn for arms control policy, strategic nuclear forces, and NATO weapons cooperation issues. From 1981-1984, he was on the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate as a principal staff aide for defense policy and arms control to Chairman Charles H. Percy.   During 1975-1978 and 1980, Mr. Bell worked for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) as a defense analyst and assistant division chief for research.  In 1979, Mr. Bell was seconded from CRS to Brussels, where he served as staff director of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Assembly.  From 1969-1975, Mr. Bell served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, including duty as a Squadron Commander in the air traffic control and communications field.  Mr. Bell’s professional associations include the Council on Foreign Relations and the Air Force Association.

Robert Bell is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Master of Arts degree (1970) in international security studies from Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts. Mr. Bell’s Bachelor of Science degree (1969) in International Affairs is from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He is married to a Danish diplomat, Minister Counsellor Vibeke Roosen Bell, and has two sons, Nathan and Stefan.