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Public lecture by Dr. Daniel Hamilton “The State of Transatlantic Relations and the Possible Impact of US Presidential Elections”

Insttute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University invites to the public lecture by dr. Daniel Hamilton, public lecture “The state of transatlantic relations and the possible impact of US presidential elections” which will take place September 26 (Monday), 5 p.m., room 402.

Dr. Daniel Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C. This centre was named in annual surveys conducted by the University of Pennsylvania as the 6th leading “Global Go To University Think Tank” in 2011. He has held a variety of senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, responsible for NATO, OSCE and transatlantic security issues. More about our guest.

US foreign policy is about to witness a significant change since President Obama’s term expires in the late fall this year. Arrival of a newly elected President will most probably have a considerable impact on US attitude towards transatlantic cooperation both in economic and security matters, with the latter being particularly important for the Baltic States.

In his lecture Mr. Hamilton would focus on chances of the candidates, implications of their victories for transatlantic and European economic and security agenda . Having particularly rich background in the academic writings with a focus on transatlantic relations he will address possible change of the place of the Baltics in particular and the EU in general on the US security agenda too.

This program is made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF). For more information about BAFF scholarships and speaker support, visit www.balticamericanfreedomfoundation.org.