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Special Lecture: Russia and Europe: Construction and Reality

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

Speakers

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union, Brussels
Chairman, Yabloko Party, Moscow Abstract
Dr.Mitrokhin will concentrate on the political aspects of Russia´ s role in Europe and the role of the EU for Russia´ s development. He will also try to estimate the options for Russia-EU relations for the future. Dr.Mitrokhin will briefly touch upon the history of the problem and what changes in our modern history shaped today´s European policies and Russia´ s place in it. Speaking about the tasks of the EU and Russia in the development of their relations he will focus on the aspect of common values.
Austrian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, London Chair

H.E. Vladimir CHIZHOV

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union, Brussels

1976 Embassy in Athens, Greece
1981 5th European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1985 Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus
1992 Counsellor, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992 Head of UK/Ireland Division, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993 Deputy Director, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995 Deputy Head, Russian delegation to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria
1996 Deputy High Representative for Bosnia Peace Implementation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1997 Director, 3rd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1997-2000 Russian Special Representative for Cyprus
1999 Director, European Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2000-2002 Russian Special Representative for the Balkans
2002 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
2005 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Communities, Brussels
 Conducted analytical research work on European security, OSCE, Russia-EU and Russia-NATO relations, Mediterranean, Balkans, problems of Cyprus and Northern Ireland, UN peace-keeping operations.
since 2010 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union, Brussels

Sergei MITROKHIN

Chairman, Yabloko Party, Moscow

1987-1991 One of the founders and authors of independent newspaper Chronograph
1990-1995 Deputy Head, International Institute of Humanitarian and Political Research
1994-2003 Member, State Duma, Yabloko faction
2003 Member, Commission for Control Over Imports of Spent Radio-Active Fuel into Russia
2005-2009 Deputy of the Moscow City Duma, head of the Yabloko faction
2001-2008 Deputy Chair, YABLOKO party
 The key activities as Chair of the liberal opposition party include public campaign and public actions for strengthening democracy and overcoming Stalinism, protection of human rights, defending cultural heritage and environment, protection of social rights, anti-corruption initiatives, a number of foreign policy initiatives (joint ABM, elimination of visa regime between Russia and EU), development of anti-crisis proposals and reforms for different sectors of economy.
since 2008 Elected Chairman, Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO

Mag. Dr. Emil BRIX

Austrian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, London

1975-1979 Studium der Geschichte und Anglistik, Universität Wien
1979-1980 Forschungsprojekt "Soziale und kulturelle Konflikte in der Donaumonarchie"
seit 1982 Österreichischer Diplomatischer Dienst
1982-1984 Bundesgeschäftsführer des Management Clubs des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes
1984-1986 Klubsekretär im Parlamentsklub der Österreichischen Volkspartei
1986-1989 Leiter des Ministerbüros im Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
1990-1995 Generalkonsul der Republik Österreich in Krakau/Polen
1995-1999 Direktor des Österreichischen Kulturinstitutes in London
2000-2003 Leiter der Abteilung "Durchführung kultureller und wissenschaftlicher Veranstaltungen im Ausland" (Gesandter) in der Kulturpolitischen Sektion des Bundesministeriums für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
2002-2010 Botschafts Leiter der Kulturpolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten
2007, 2008 Präsident von EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture)
seit 2010 Botschafter der Republik Österreich im Vereinigten Königreich Großbritannien und Nordirland

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