An Evening with Thomas Lambert

The Evolving Role of the European Union at
the United Nations

Thomas Lambert
Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations


Tuesday, February 1, 2011
6:00-6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments
6:30 p.m. Presentation - followed by Q+A

Steelcase, Inc.
4 Columbus Circle (58th Street and Eighth Avenue)
New York, NY

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Globalization and global problems such as climate change, terrorism, economic crisis, further EU enlargement and a new EU Lisbon Treaty are all factors that contribute to a growing convergence of EU foreign policy-making and shaping. Very often the reality test of EU external action takes place in New York. It is in fact at the United Nations that Europe is speaking to the world, almost on a daily basis. Inevitably this confronts us with challenges for our ambition to give Europe its rightful place as a global actor. The program will elaborate on some of these challenges and how we see the world from an evolving European perspective.

Thomas Lambert is the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations. Before taking up his duties in New York, he served as Deputy Director in charge of European Affairs at the Belgian Foreign Ministry. He was also the Head of the Trade Section of the Belgian Permanent Mission to the European Union. From 2000-2004 he was a Member of the WTO-Section in charge of services negotiations at the Belgian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization.

Mr. Lambert is a graduate of Aarhus University Law School, Denmark and the Katholieke University Leuven Law School, Belgium.


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