Andy Thayer, a member of the Coalition against the NATO/G8 War and Poverty Agenda, will debate NATO's merits next week with James Appathurai, a spokesman for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The event will be May 17 in the midst of anticipated protests against NATO, and three days before the two-day summit begins in Chicago.
Pritzker Military Library in Chicago will host the debate and attendance will be limited to the first 100 people. The National Strategy Forum, a Chicago think tank, organized the event. Anti-NATO blogger Rick Rozoff will join Thayer, while Nicholas Burns, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO will argue on behalf of the international organization with Appathurai.