Podcast Episode 8, feat. EU Amb. Stavros Lambrinidis: “Win-wins are entirely possible without fights.”
February 21, 2020
Guest host Fran Burwell sits down with Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union Ambassador to the United States. We discuss the current challenges and future opportunities for the transatlantic relationship, from the trade war and climate change to regional security and Brexit. Plus, we hear about the ambitious geopolitical agenda of the new European Commission.
Amb. Stavros Lambrinidis has served as the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States since March 1, 2019. From 2012 to February 2019, he served as the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights. In 2011, he was Foreign Affairs Minister of Greece. Between 2004 and 2011, he was twice elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the Greek Social Democratic Party (PASOK). He served as Vice-President of the European Parliament (2009-11), Vice-President of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (2004-09), and Head of the PASOK Delegation (2005-11).
Dr. Frances Burwell, Senior Advisor, served as the Atlantic Council’s Vice President for European Union and Special Initiatives, and as Director of Transatlantic Programs and Studies, from 2008-2016. Dr. Burwell was also a leading initiator and organizer of the Wroclaw Global Forum in Poland, the Council’s flagship European conference. She is currently a Distinguished Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative. Dr. Burwell’s research has focused on Brexit, transatlantic security, digital economy, and EU institutions and processes.