|Date||November 12, 2014|
|Time||12:30pm – 1:30pm|
|Location||American Security Project, 1100 New York Ave, 7th Floor West Tower, Washington DC 20005|
Numerous strategic challenges and opportunities face the United States and European Union in 2015; some of which include: how to defeat ISIL, the economic transformation of the Middle East, negotiations around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, energy security, Russia, effects from climate change, and many more.
Join our high-level panel to discuss what it will mean for the strategic partnership with a new U.S. Congress, new EU Commission, and new EU Parliament.
- Paul Adamson, Editor in Chief of E!Sharp and Chairman of Forum Global
- Simon Rosenberg, President of NDN
- Other panelists and speakers to be announced
Lunch refreshments will be served prior to the event from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.
(Early response is encouraged, as space is limited)
Julieta Valls Noyes assumed her duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in July 2013. Her duties include responsibility for managing relations with the European Union and Western Europe and the Public Diplomacy portfolio.
Previously she served as deputy executive secretary for the Department of State, where she oversaw the preparation of briefing materials for the Secretary and other Department principals and managed travel by the Secretary of State. She led close to twenty trips by two Secretaries of State, traveling over 200,000 miles and visiting every continent. Ms. Noyes was deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See from 2008-2011, where she managed the visit of President Obama to the Vatican in summer 2009. Prior to that assignment, she was deputy director of the Operations Center, the 24-hour crisis management and communications center of the State Department.
Ms. Noyes has also served as the director of the office of Multilateral and Global Affairs in the bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and as deputy director of the office of Policy Planning and Coordination for the Western Hemisphere. While political chief at the U.S. Embassy in Panama from 1999-2002, Ms. Noyes organized the ceremonies to transfer the Canal to Panamanian control and negotiated a Visiting Forces Agreement, an achievement for she earned a Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Noyes has also served tours at the U.S. Embassies in Madrid and Guatemala, as desk officer for Greece and Panama, and as a vice consul on the Mexican border.
Ms. Noyes speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and some French. A graduate of Wellesley College, she has a Master’s Degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She has received several Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.
Paul Adamson is the editor-in-chief and founding publisher of E!Sharp, an on-line magazine on Europe and Europe’s place in the world. And Chairman of Forum Global.
He is also Senior European Policy Advisor at Covington and Burling.
Mr Adamson is a member of Rand Europe’s Council of Advisors and on the advisory boards of the polling/think tank YouGov-Cambridge and the Washington European Society. He is a trustee of the Citizenship Foundation, a patron of the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and a member of the UK Academy of Social Sciences.
Paul is also on the advisory group of British Influence, a new organization promoting the UK’s role in the European Union. Earlier in his career he founded the consulting firm Adamson Associates, which was sold to WeberShandwick in 1998, and the “think-do tank” The Centre, which was sold to Edelman in 2010.
In 2012 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) ”for services to promoting understanding of the European Union”.
Simon Rosenberg runs the pro-market, center-left think tank NDN. He long been a leader in the trade community in Washington, DC, and has worked to pass every major trade agreement introduced since NAFTA in 1993.
He is a prominent commentator on global and domestic affairs in the national media, appearing regularly on national television and in the nation’s top print outlets. He is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a Member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP), and a Board Member of the Tisch School for Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.
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