Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School
October 16, 2018
12:15pm - 1:45pm
John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor
Please join the Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the
Transatlantic Relationship for a discussion on the future of the global
order with João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the
United Nations, moderated by Professor Nicholas Burns.
Lunch will be served.
João Vale de Almeida is a senior European Union diplomat who was
appointed as EU Ambassador to the United Nations from 16 October 2015.
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
Prior to his appointment in Washington,
Ambassador Vale de Almeida served as Director General of External
Relations of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive
body. As the most senior official under the authority of the High
Representative/Vice-President, he helped formulate and execute the EU’s
foreign policy and played a key role in preparing for the new European
External Action Service (EEAS) introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon.
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.