“The Lisbon Treaty, the EU at the UN and Transatlantic Relations” - Panel Discussion with Ambassador Vrailas
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
the constantine g. karamanlis chair in
hellenic and european studies
Presents, On the occasion of the greek presidency of the
council of the european union
"The Lisbon Treaty, the EU at the UN and Transatlantic Relations”
Friday, January 24, 2014
Ambassador Ioannis Vrailas
Ambassador, Deputy Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
along with Discussant
Professor Alan Henrikson
Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History and the Director of Diplomatic Studies
Professor Michalis Psalidopoulos
Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies
Ambassador Ioannis Vrailas is the Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations since July 2011. He is on secondment to the European External Action Service from the Foreign Ministry of Greece, which he joined in 1985. He served in the Greek Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, the Greek Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (twice) and was Deputy Chief of Mission in Teheran and, most recently, in Washington (2009-2011). When in Athens, he held several EU-related posts, including Deputy Director for Common Foreign and Security Policy from 1999 to 2003 (which included the Greek Presidency in the first semester of 2003). He is married to Christiane Bourloyannis and has three children. He speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.
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The Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies
The Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is committed to promoting Hellenic and European studies in the United States while honoring a towering figure of Greece’s recent past.
The Chair’s endowment brings academic scholars to The Fletcher School and the Tufts University community, encouraging a renewed focus on modern Greece, Southeastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the European Union, and the crucial role these regions play in world politics.
The Chair also forges a strong bond between the Boston area European and Greek communities and members of academia whose interests lie in current Greek and European issues. Through this bond, many opportunities will arise to deconstruct negative stereotypes, overcome obstacles to cooperation, and create innovative ways to move forward, inspiring a more compassionate and peaceful global security.
The Chair was founded at the initiative of the Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation in Athens, led by Ambassador Petros Molyviatis and Minister Ahilleas G. Karamanlis, and then Dean of The Fletcher School, General John Galvin, while its endowment has been supported by many friends of Constantine Karamanlis and the Fletcher and Tufts community.