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Approaching Global Challenges: The EU and the US as International Actors

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Do the EU and US approach questions of global importance? Will there be a “transatlantic alliance” based on a set of common values with the goal to tackle global challenges jointly? What will change with the eventual signing of an EU-US free trade agreement?

Speakers

Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Professor, Centre d'études européennes, SciencesPo, Paris
Director, European Council on Foreign Relations
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels 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

Zaki LAIDI

Professor, Centre d'études européennes, SciencesPo, Paris

1992-1995 Visiting Professor, SAIS - The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna
2000-2004 Former Special Advisor to Pascal Lamy, E.U. Trade Commissioner for Trade
2003-2004 Visiting Professor, University of Geneva
2004 Visiting Professor, University of Montreal
2005 Founder of Telos
2004-2008 Visiting Professor, Collège d'Europe, Bruges
2007 Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2007-2008 Member of the French Commission on the White Paper on Foreign Policy and European Affairs
2009 Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University
2010-2011 Visiting Professor, Luiss - Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Rome
2013-2014 Visiting Professor, Luiss - Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Rome
since 2011 Visiting Professor, EGE - Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie, Rabat

MA Mark LEONARD

Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

1996-1998 Senior Researcher, Demos, London
1998-2004 Director, Foreign Policy Centre, London
2004 Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshal Fund of the US, Washington, DC
2005-2006 Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform, London

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

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