Lecture by Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer: “The Diplomatic Revolution in Europe: Repercussions for Transatlantic Relations”

31 March 2017
DOC Research Institute, Berlin

Lecture by Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer: “The Diplomatic Revolution in Europe: Repercussions for Transatlantic Relations”

In his lecture, Ambassador Dr. Wendelin Ettmayer will give an account of the development of the European integration process in the field of foreign policy, including its successes and shortcomings. In particular, Ambassador Ettmayer will elaborate on how the objective of diplomacy in Europe changed from maintaining the balance of power, to safeguarding peace and security through cooperation and integration. Against this background, he will discuss the implications of the European project for transatlantic relations.

The lecture will take place at the DOC Offices in Berlin on 31st March 2017, at 10 a.m.

Attendance is by registration only.

Bio

Wendelin Ettmayer, Austrian diplomat, politician, and author, was awarded his Doctorate in law at the University of Vienna in 1966. After graduating from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, he entered the Austrian diplomatic service in 1969. Following two years in the Austrian Foreign Ministry and time spent in military service, he was seconded to head the office of Alois Mock, then the deputy leader of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (ÖVP) and later foreign minister. Between 1977 and 1993 Ettmayer was a member of the Austrian National Parliament, deputy chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the committees on constitution, internal security, science and education, foreign affairs, and Austrian industries. He served as ambassador to Finland from 1994 to 2000 (with additional accreditation to Estonia), ambassador to Canada between 2000 and 2003 (with additional accreditation to Jamaica), and ambassador to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 2005 to 2008. From 2004 to 2005 Ettmayer held the position of head of department for bilateral and multilateral economic relations in the Austrian Foreign Ministry. Ambassador Ettmayer has published a number of articles and books on Austrian foreign policy, the role of diplomacy, the state of Europe and transatlantic relations.

For more information on Amb. Ettmayer’s professional background and publications please visit his website.

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WendelinEttmayer

Ambassador, Austria

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