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Public Lecture: A defining moment in European and transatlantic resilience: Croatian perspectives

LSEE group and Kolinda GK

 
Date:

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Venue:

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE Campus

Speaker:

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was elected President of the Republic of Croatia on 11 January 2015. She is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Head of the State Delegation for Negotiations on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, from which positions she led Croatia on its path to Euro-Atlantic integration.

In 2008, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović became Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the United States of America. In 2011, she was appointed NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, position she held until 2014, as the first woman Assistant Secretary-General ever in the history of NATO and the highest ranking woman in NATO.

She was born 29 April 1968 in Rijeka, and completed secondary school in New Mexico, United States of America. She holds degrees from the University of Zagreb and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. She was also a Fulbright scholar at George Washington University and a Lukšić Fellow in Senior Managers in Government Executive Program at the J.F.K. School of Government at Harvard. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has some command of Italian, French and German.

 

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Photography supplied courtesy of Aleksandra Stankova A.V.Stankova@lse.ac.uk.

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