Brussels, 19 November 2015
ATA – Atlantic Treaty Association

The New Dimensions of the Fight against Terrorism


Mr. David HOBBS
Secretary General, NATO Parliamentary Assembly

David Hobbs took up his post as Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in January 2008 following election by the Standing Committee. He joined the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 1983 as Director of the Science and Technology Committee, a position which enabled him to draw upon his background in both science and security studies. He was one of the key personnel involved in the Assembly’s adaptation to the post- Cold War environment which has included parliamentary outreach and training programmes, assistance with security sector reform, and the integration of non-member parliaments into the Assembly’s activities. In addition to his responsibilities at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, from 1996 to 2007 he served as the Chairman of the Euro-Atlantic Foundation, an NGO which provided IT assistance to parliaments in Central and Eastern Europe, developed web-based educational modules in international relations, and promoted standards for parliamentary websites. From 1993 to 2005 he was a member of the research advisory council of the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute, and from 2009 to 2014 he was a member of the Senior Steering Group for NATO’s Special Operations Headquarters.