After the Political Earthquakes – A Conversation with EU Ambassador to the UN, João Vale de Almeida

João Vale de Almeida is a senior European Union diplomat who was appointed as EU Ambassador to the United Nations from 16 October 2015. Ambassador Vale de Almeida previously served as the first EU Ambassador to the United States of America, from 2010 to 2014. In Washington, he actively engaged in strengthening EU/U.S. relations and was critical to the launching of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Ambassador Vale de Almeida joined the European Commission in 1982 at its Delegation in Lisbon, after spending seven years as a journalist. He holds a degree in History from the University of Lisbon and has studied and received training in journalism and management in the United States, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Ambassador Vale de Almeida was decorated by the President of the Republic of Portugal with the ‘Grã-Cruz da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique’ (Grand Cross of the Order of the Infante D. Henrique) in 2011.

Moderated by Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Boston University.

When 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Building Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave.
Room Colloquium Room
Contact Name Elizabeth Amrien
Phone 617-358-0919
Contact Email
Contact Organization BU Center for the Study of Europe
Fees Free
Speakers Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, Vivien Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration