United Nations Association of New York
a special edition of
The Ambassador Series
A Modern Evolution:
The Role of the European Union in Global Affairs
A Panel Debate with Special Guests
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
6:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Registration
7:00 p.m. | Panel Presentation
8:00 p.m. | Reception
Columbia University Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, New York
UNA Members: FREE
UNA Student Members: FREE
Guests and Non-Members: $10
All Members must make reservations in advance and
Non-Members must pay in advance to attend (see below)
Note: There will be no payments taken at the door.
The Ambassador Series | Special Edition:
The European Union as Actor in International Affairs
As a house with many rooms, the EU is often misunderstood. Even more mysterious is how the EU's foreign policy works. This evening's special panel discussion and debate features a select group of participating Ambassadors from several countries, including Denmark, which will hold the Presidency of the EU Council for the first half of 2012.
Tonight we will explore the following issues and questions:
- What is the EU External Action Service?
- How does the European Union engage with the United Nations and how does the EU manage its external relations?
- How do other countries interact at the UN and with the European Union?
- How do powerhouses, such as India and Mexico, appraise the European Union's actions on the international stage?
- Both the economic and euro crisis has impacted decision making in Europe, but what of their impact on the EU's external relations?
Join us for a fascinating and high-level debate on the role of the European Union in international affairs and on its interactions at the United Nations.
M O D E R A T O R
Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
P A R T I C I P A N T S
Ambassador Anne Anderson
Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations
Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora
Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri
Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
Ambassador Carsten Staur
Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations
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