Karel Kovanda – “EU’s Foreign Policy: its Architecture and Effectiveness”

Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College

Featuring Ambassador Karel Kovanada
Does the European Union have its own foreign policy? If so, how does it work and how effective is it? Dr. Kovanda will discuss recent changes in the architecture of EU’s foreign service and reflect on the contributions it makes. In addition, he will touch on the EU-US relationship.

Dr. Kovanda recently completed five years of service as the Deputy Director-General of External Relations in the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. As Deputy Director-General, he was responsible for the Common and Foreign Security Policy (CFSP), multilateral relations and human rights, and relations with North America, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and (non-EU) Western Europe, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Dr. Kovanda holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a PhD in Political Science from MIT. Click here for the flyer