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Lecture | EU Seminar

EU external relations with the United States, Russia and China: challenges and opportunities in a time of global change

  • Fernando Andresen Guimarães
Thursday 13 December 2018
Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 2
2311 BZ Leiden

As we discern shifts in power within the international order, and as the European Union faces a series of both internal and external challenges in the political, economic, environmental and technological domains, how fit for purpose is its foreign policy, particularly with regard to the United States, Russia, and China?


Fernando Andresen Guimarães has served in the European External Action Service since its inception and is currently the Head of Policy Coordination. Previously, he served as Head of the Russia Division from September 2015 to May 2018. From October 2011 to August 2015, he was the Head of the EEAS United States and Canada Division. Prior to that, he was the EEAS advisor for multilateral relations. From 2004 to 2010, he was the Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the European Commission. He also served in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2003-2004) and with the Portuguese Foreign Service at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York) from 1992 to 2003. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1992). He is an Adjunct Professor of European and Global Diplomacy at Vesalius College in Brussels, and a Council Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the Consultative Board of the international relations journal Relações Internacionais (Lisbon).  His book, The Origins of the Angolan Civil War, was published by Palgrave in 1998 (revised edition 2001) and he has published several articles and reviews on international affairs.

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