Sep 27, 2018, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
019 Bendheim Hall
  • Open To Public
  • RSVP Required



Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a Crisis Diplomacy Luncheon Seminar on "EU Foreign and Security Policies" with Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall. The seminar will be moderated by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute. To attend the event, RSVP to Rana Ibrahem.

Thomas Mayr-Harting (AT) is Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service since the end of 2015. He is a former Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York (October 2011-December 2015) and had also served as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations. In 2009 and 2010 he represented Austria on the UN Security Council, and in November 2009 he was President of the Security Council. He was also one of the Vice-Presidents of the 66th UN General Assembly.

Thomas Mayr-Harting joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1979. In the course of his career he has worked, inter alia, at the Austrian Mission to the European Communities in Brussels, the Austrian Embassy in Moscow, the Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister and as Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning. Between 2003 and 2008 Thomas Mayr-Harting served as Director General for Political Affairs in the Foreign Ministry of Austria. From 1999 to 2003 he was Austrian Ambassador to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO. Thomas Mayr-Harting studied law at the University of Vienna. He is also an alumnus of the College of Europe (Promotion Karl Renner). In 1978, he was awarded the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law.

The luncheon is a feature of the first module of the LISD Fall 2018 Seminar Series: Emerging Foreign and Security Dimensions. The seminar is divided into three modules and is co-sponsored by the EU Program and the Woodrow Wilson School.

To RSVP or for further information please contact Rana Ibrahem ([email protected]) and Johnathan ([email protected]).


(i.) The OSCE, The EU, ASEAN - The Institutions and Relevant Dimensions; Thursday to Saturday, September 27-29, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, September 27.

(ii.) Challenges and Crises in the OSCE Realm: from Vancouver to Vladivostok; Thursday to Saturday, October 18-20, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, October 18.

(iii.) The Emerging Quadripartite Relationship: USA - EU/Europe – Russia - China; Thursday to Saturday, November 15-17, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, November 15.