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'The European Union Today' with Deputy Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, Caroline Vicini
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to Monday, March 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
'The European Union Today' with Deputy Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, Caroline Vicini

Location  

Native American Student & Community Center, Room 110

Portland State University, 710 SW Jackson St, Portland OR 97201

Event Description

Caroline Vicini will be giving a talk on "The European Union Today".

Biography

Caroline Vicini assumed the post of Deputy Head of the EU Delegation of the European Union in Washington, DC, on September 1, 2015. She oversees the daily management of the Delegation and steps in when the Ambassador is absent. She chairs the weekly DCM meeting, the venue for coordination between the 28 EU Member State embassies. 

Prior to joining the Delegation, Ms. Vicini served as Chief of Protocol, with the rank of Ambassador, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden. During her five years in this position, she was the focal point on all issues related to the Vienna Convention for Stockholm’s 109 foreign missions, and in charge of all high-level visits to the Swedish government. From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Vicini worked in Washington, DC, as managing director for the public affairs company, Kreab Gavin Anderson serving Scandinavian corporate clients. In the second half of 2009, she replaced the DCM at the Swedish Embassy in Dublin.

From 2004-2008, Ms. Vicini was the DCM at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC, a posting that coincided with the construction and inauguration  of the new chancery by the Potomac River in Georgetown. During her tenure in Washington, she led the project team that developed the House of Sweden’s public diplomacy program, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2016. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Vicini worked in security policy and military affairs at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, first as Head of the Pol-Mil section and thereafter as Deputy Head of the Department of European Security Policy. She handled policy areas including: CBMs, defense material, the initial development of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP), and matters related to the intelligence agencies.

Ms. Vicini’s earlier postings include Algiers, Paris, and Rome, where she also worked at the headquarters of the World Food Program. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from the School of Economics at Gothenburg University. Caroline Vicini is married and has two daughters

Pricing and public availability:
 Free and Open to the Public

Co-Sponsors
Hatfield School of Government (Center for Public Service and Center for Turkish Studies); Wholistic Peace Institute; and The Middle East Studies Center

For Questions Regarding the Event Contact: (503) 725 4047