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Lecture by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Tuesday 11 December 2018
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague
A0.06 (Auditorium)

On Tuesday 11 December Ambassador Jeffrey de DeLaurentis will give a guest lecture at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University.

About this lecture

Ambassador DeLaurentis will share his experience with students and talk about restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere, and about the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University of which he is an associate.

Prof. Rob de Wijk will moderate a Q&A session with students after the lecture. The lecture will be given in the context of the
Minor in Global Affairs but is open to all students and staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Leiden University.

Jeff DeLaurentis

About the speaker

Ambassador DeLaurentis was the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana from 2015-2017, during the time that diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba were formally restored. Prior to taking his position in Havana Ambassador DeLaurentis served at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in the roles of Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, and as Security Council Coordinator. He twice before was posted in Havana and served as Political Counselor in Bogota and Geneva as well as holding  various senior positions at the State Department in Washington including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Register and questions

You can register for this lecture by filling in this form.

Do you have any questions? Please send an e-mail to Ernst Dijxhoorn.

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