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The Future of Europe: EU Ambassador to the U.S. David O’Sullivan
April 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Whether it is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the historic nuclear deal with Iran, or climate change negotiations, the European Union and the United States are increasingly called upon to demonstrate global leadership. EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan will join us to discuss the future of Europe, current U.S.-EU relations, and the policy positions that will have the most impact in the coming month.
5:30 PM Reception with cash bar
6:00 PM Program begins
6:45 PM Q&A
7:15 PM Program concludes
Admission: $25; Members $15; Full-time students $5
Location: The Union Club- Wedgewood Room
Registration for this event is now closed. Registration at the door will be available or call our office, 216-781-3730.
As the U.S. prepares to elect a new president in 2016, CCWA will host forums that will explore pressing global issues shaping our national dialogue and the bid for the White House. Forum topics include, the Iran Nuclear Agreement, U.S.-Russia relations, the future of the U.S. military in international conflicts, cyber security, and more.
David O’Sullivan: Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America
Prior to arriving in the United States, David O’Sullivan served as the Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service. The EEAS supports the High Representative/Vice President of the European Commission, in fulfilling her mandate to ensure the consistency of the Union’s external action. The EEAS also assists the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission in the area of external relations.
David O’Sullivan was Director General for Trade from 2005 to 2010. Previously he was Secretary General of the European Commission from June 2000 to November 2005, Head of Cabinet of Commission President Romano Prodi and Director General for Education and Training. He started his career in the Irish Foreign Ministry and spent four years in the Commission Delegation in Tokyo. He also has extensive experience in EU social and employment policy. David O’Sullivan has a background in economics, graduating from Trinity College, Dublin and having completed post graduate studies at the College of Europe, Bruges. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is also a Member of the Consultative Board of the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. He is a visiting Professor at the European College of Parma and was awarded Alumnus of the Year 2013 by the College of Europe, Bruges. In June 2014, David O’Sullivan was awarded the EU Transatlantic Business Award by the American Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from his Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin in December, 2014. He is married with two children.