The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a special working breakfast on "USA-European Union-China-Russia: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities" with Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the United Nations, on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall. The breakfast will be led by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute. To attend the event, please RSVP to Angella Sandford.
João Vale de Almeida is a senior European Union diplomat who was appointed as EU Ambassador to the United Nations from 16 October 2015. Ambassador Vale de Almeida previously served as the first EU Ambassador to the United States of America, from 2010 to 2014. In Washington, he actively engaged in strengthening EU/U.S. relations and was critical to the launching of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Prior to his appointment in Washington, Ambassador Vale de Almeida served as Director General of External Relations of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive body. As the most senior official under the authority of the High Representative/Vice-President, he helped formulate and execute the EU’s foreign policy and played a key role in preparing for the new European External Action Service (EEAS) introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon. João Vale de Almeida is Portuguese; he was born in Lisbon in 1957. He is married, has two children and recently became a grandfather.
For more information, please visit the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations.
The roundtable is a feature of the third module of the LISD Fall 2018 Seminar Series: Emerging Foreign and Security Dimensions. The seminar is divided into three modules. To attend the second or third module, please RSVP to Angella Sandford.
(Module i.) The OSCE, The EU, ASEAN - The Institutions and Relevant Dimensions; Thursday to Saturday, September 27-29, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, September 27.
(Module ii.) Challenges and Crises in the OSCE Realm: from Vancouver to Vladivostok; Thursday to Saturday, October 18-20, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, October 18.
(Module iii.) The Emerging Quadripartite Relationship: USA - EU/Europe – Russia - China; Thursday to Saturday, November 15-17, 2018, Public Roundtable, Thursday, November 15.