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01 EU-US Relations in 3D: Perspectives on Defence, Diplomacy and Development

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European Forum Alpbach in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Vienna
While the US earlier used to be referred to as a “hard” power, resorting to military or economic means, the EU was said to be a “soft” or value-based international actor. Does this differentiation still hold true today? What are the underlying values of the EU’s and US’ policies in relation to diplomacy, defence and development? How do they translate their strategies on the ground and are there any examples of strategic cooperation?

Speakers

Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Ambassador, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Activities, USAFRICOM - United States Africa Command, Stuttgart
USAID Senior Development Advisor, USAFRICOM - United States Africa Command, Stuttgart
Ambassador ret.; President, Austrian UNESCO Commission, Vienna
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul
Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy, Programs, and Logistics, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL
Editor, NZZ - Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Vienna Chair

Dr.iur. Ph.D. Wolfgang F. DANSPECKGRUBER

Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

1980 Dr. iur. Johannes Kepler University Linz
1998 Ph.D. in International Relations, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva
1979-1980 OLT d.Res., Special Assistant to the Commander, Austrian National Defense Academy, Vienna
1981-1982 Assistant to Professor Dusan Sidjanski, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva
1981-1984 Temporary Collaborator, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Corporation , Studio at the United Nations, Geneva
1982-1985 Senior Research Assistant to Professor Curt Gasteyger, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
1985 Visiting Scholar, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
1985-1987 Research Fellow, Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1986-1987 Nonresident Tutor at Eliot House, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
1987-1989 Visiting Fellow, Center of International Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1989 Founding Chair, Liechtenstein Colloquium, LCM - A private diplomacy forum
1988-1991 Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1989-1992 Member, "Working Group Europe 1992," The Council on Foreign Relations, New York
1991-1998 Member, Team Europe of the Commission of the European Union, Washington, D.C.
since 1992 Instructor in Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1995-2000 Founder, Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination at Princeton University, LRPSD
since 2000 Founding Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, LISD, Princeton, NJ

M.Phil. Christopher DELL

Ambassador, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Activities, USAFRICOM - United States Africa Command, Stuttgart

1978 B.A. (magna cum laude) in 1978 from Columbia College, Columbia University
1980 M.Phil. Degree in International Relations, Balliol College, University of Oxford
1981-1983 Vice Consul, U.S. Consulate, Matamoros
1983-1984 Vice Consul, U.S. Consulate, Oporto
1984-1985 Political Officer, U.S. Embassy, Lisbon
1985-1986 Staff Assistant, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Washington, D.C.
1986-1987 Desk Officer for Spain and Portugal, Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, Washington, D.C.
1987-1989 Executive Assistant to the Special Negotiator for Greek Bases Agreement, Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, Washington, D.C.
1989-1991 Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for International Security Affairs, Washington, D.C.
1991-1994 Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Maputo
1994-1996 Deputy Director, Office of Regional Political Affairs, Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, Washington, D.C.
1997-2000 Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Sofia
2000-2001 Chief of Mission, U.S. Office, Pristina
2001-2004 U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Angola
2004-2007 Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe
2007-2009 Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Kabul
2009-2012 Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo

MA Kevin J. MULLALLY

USAID Senior Development Advisor, USAFRICOM - United States Africa Command, Stuttgart

1982 Environmental Officer Burkina Faso
1984-1989 Deputy Director of Agriculture Development Office in Niger
1989-1992 Deputy Director of Agriculture Development Office in Haiti
1992-1995 Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the Bangladesh Mission
1995-1997 Supervisory General Development Officer in Mali
1997-2002 Office Director for Human and Institutional Development at USAID s Ethiopia Mission
2002-2005 Deputy Mission Director in Mali
2005-2007 Mission Director in Rwanda
2007-2011 Mission Director in Senegal
2011-2012 Mission Director, South Sudan (First USAID Mission Director to the new nation of South Sudan)

Dr. Eva NOWOTNY

Ambassador ret.; President, Austrian UNESCO Commission, Vienna

1962-1968 Student of history and German philology and literature at the University of Vienna, 1968 Promotion to Doctor of Philosophy (major in modern European history)
1969-1973 Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna
1973 Entry into the Austrian Foreign Service
1975-1978 Minister Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, New York
1983-1992 Foreign Policy Advisor to the Austrian Federal Chancellor
1992-1999 Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to France
1997-1999 Ambassador of the Republic of Austria at the Court of St. James
1999-2003 Director General for European Integration and Economic Affairs in the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2003-2008 Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United States of America, Permanent Observer of the Republic of Austria to the Organization of American States (OAS), Non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
2009 Appointment as President of the Austrian UNESCO Commission
2013 Appointment as Chair of the University Board of the University of Vienna

Dr. Michael REITERER

Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

 *1954 Innsbruck/Austria
1978 Dr. jur., University of Innsbruck
1979 Diploma in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center
1981 Research Assistant, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva; Certificate International Court of Justice, Research Session, The Hague
1982-1985 Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Western Africa, Abidjan
1985-1989 Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Japan, Tokyo
1985 Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Internationales, IHEID - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
1990-1992 Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Austrian Permanent Mission to the GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva
1992-1997 Deputy Director General, Department for European Integration and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
1995-1998 Co-Chair (trade) of the Joint Session of Trade and Environment Experts, OECD, Paris
1996 Panelist of a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel (US/Canada - Split Run Editions)
1997-1998 Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Industrial and Commercial Affairs Section, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, EESC Counsellor - European Economic and Social Committee of the EU, Brussels
1998-2002 Counsellor, ASEM - Asia-Europe Meeting, European Commission, Directorate-General for External Relations, Brussels
2002-2007 Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan, Tokyo
2005 Adjunct Professor for International Politics, University of Innsbruck (Dozent f. internationale Politik)
2007-2011 Ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Berne
2012-2016 Principal Advisor, Asia-Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
since 2017 Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

Dr. Barbara J. SOTIRIN

Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy, Programs, and Logistics, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL

1980 Bachelor of electrical engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
1980-1985 Research engineer, Applied Acoustics, Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, California
1985-1989 Research assistant and post-doctoral candidate, University of California, San Diego, California
1988 Master of electrical engineering, University of California, San Diego, California
1989 Doctorate of electrical engineering/applied ocean science, University of California, San Diego, California
1989-1996 Senior research engineer, Directorate of Engineering, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, California
1996-1998 Staff specialist, Naval Warfare Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense Acquisition and Technology, Washington, D.C.
1998-2002 Director, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, N.H.
2002-2004 Director for Research and Lab Management, Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.
2004-2009 Deputy Director, Directorate of Research and Development, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.
2009-2011 Deputy Director, Partnership Strategy, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff J5, Washington, D.C.
2011-2013 Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy, Programs, and Logistics, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL

Dr. Charles E. RITTERBAND

Editor, NZZ - Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Vienna

 Promotion zum Doktor der Staatswissenschaften an der Universität St. Gallen
 Post-graduate und post-doctoral Studies am Institut d' Études Politiques, Paris, und an der Harvard University
 Lehraufträge an der Universität Wien, Universität Innsbruck, Donau-Universität Krems, Fachhochschulen Wien und Graz
seit 1983 Auslandsredakteur und Auslandskorrespondent der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung in Jerusalem, Washington, London, Buenos Aires und Wien

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