Lowell Lecture

Great Decisions | NATO's Future

Date & Time

June 3, 2024 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Driving Directions


Dr. Sonja Kreibich took up her post as the Consul General of Germany to the New England States in July 2022. Before arriving in Boston, she served at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin as the Head of Division for Pan African Issues, Southern Africa and the Great Lakes from 2018-22. Prior to this, she served as the Head of Unit for European Migration Policy from 2014-2018, and as press spokesperson in the Speaker’s Office from 2002-2006. Sonja’s roles within the Foreign Office have taken her abroad to the German Permanent Mission to the UN in New York as well as to the German Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. She studied law at the University of Bonn and at the University of Edinburgh and obtained a doctorate from the University of Bonn.

Mustafa Soykurt is the Consul General of France in Boston, held the position of Technical Advisor for European Affairs at Matignon, in the offices of Édouard Philippe, Jean Castex and Élisabeth Borne. He had previously held the position of spokesperson, head of the press service of the Embassy of France in Italy (2016-2020) and had served in the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels ( 2012-2016). In Paris, he worked at the Quai d'Orsay in the Directorate General for Globalization (2009-2012) and at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (2003-2009).

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs


Natalie Mase (nmase@worldboston.org, )

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, attention on NATO has increased throughout the world. As its members prepare for the 75th NATO summit in early July, focus will intensify even more. In the U.S. we hear a lot of opinions about NATO, but how do Europeans feel about their security? The world will get key indicators of European political trends next month as 400 million people vote in European Parliamentary elections. Join us on the eve of these elections as Mustafa Soykurt, Consul General of France in Boston and Sonja Kreibich, Consul General of Germany to New England, discuss the future of NATO and the future of Europe.

The program will feature an expert discussion, live audience Q&A, and time for networking and discussion with other globally-oriented participants in the Newsfeed Café.

This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

The program will be live-streamed to Zoom from 6:00-7:00 PM.