Diplomacy in Southeast Asia: An EU Perspective

Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The relatively recent U.S. "pivot" to Asia is not all about China. From the release of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar to Filipino and Vietnamese disputes with China over territorial claims in the South China Sea to the increasing prominence of ASEAN, Southeast Asia is rising in the world. Representing the United States in these countries is one thing, but what is it like working as a European diplomat there? Particularly if you're from Belgium which hosts both the EU and NATO?

Please join Ambassador Rudi Veestraeten, current Consul General to Los Angeles for the Kingdom of Belgium, for a first-hand account of his extensive diplomatic experience in Southeast Asia. The event is open to the public. Please register at http://bit.ly/1C5W2b3.

 

Registration Closes - European Student Conference on The Future of the European Union

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 (All day)

The European Student Conference is a unique opportunity to work alongside globally minded thinkers,
current decision makers, and renowned academics to analyze the role of the EU and its relationship to the United States. Participants will work in small groups led by EU policy makers and professors to develop policy recommendations, seek solutions to the EU’s problems, and think about how to foster greater US-EU relations. The conference merges academic discussion with real-world interaction—by the end of the conference, delegates will create proposals and strategies and will found a US-based student thinktank for EU affairs.

Learn more at http://escatyale.com/