Luncheon Talk: Commissioner Johannes Hahn
The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a luncheon talk with Commissioner Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Union, Brussels on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall. The session will be led by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute. To attend the event, RSVP to Angella Sandford.
Johannes Hahn has been European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations since 2014. Prior to this post he served as Minister for Science and Research from 2010-2014. He was a member of the Vienna regional government from 2007-2010, and a board member and later CEO of Novomatic AG from 2003-2007. He was a member of the Vienna regional parliament from 1996-2003. Commissioner Hahn holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna (1987).
As Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiation, Hahn is responsible for deepening relations with neighbors of the EU to the south and east, in the EU's interest and in the interests of its partners; promoting stability at Europe’s borders and helping neighboring countries to develop stable democratic institutions and to become more prosperous, under the European Neighborhood Policy; coordinating the EU's offer of closer cooperation in areas like trade, mobility, energy, and education to create tailor-made partnerships to develop relations with each neighbor; continuing ongoing EU membership negotiations, and helping to prepare those countries with a membership perspective for future challenges; and supporting pre-accession countries in implementing democratic and economic reforms, upholding the rule of law, strengthening economic governance and competitiveness, developing a well-functioning public administration, and building bridges with neighboring countries. Commissioner Hahn is also a part of several Project Teams including Europe and the World; Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness; Better Regulation and Interinstitutional Affairs; and Budget and Human Resources.
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.
(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.