Public lecture – ‘Challenges and perspectives for the European Union’, Ambassador Poikans, 14 October, 5pm

As part of the School of Politics and International Relations Beacon Project, Diplomacy @ Kent is pleased to welcome Ambassador Poikans, Ambassador for Eastern Partnership, MFA Latvia.

Juris Poikans began his diplomatic career with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1996 and has since held several important postings at the Ministry and at Latvia’s Embassies across Europe and in the USA. He is presently serving as Latvia’s Ambassador-at-Large for the Eastern Partnership as well as the Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova. In his role as Ambassador to the Eastern Partnership he was responsible for co-ordinating Eastern Partnership related policies during Latvia’s recently completed EU Presidency (January –  June 2015). His previous postings include Deputy Chief of Mission at Latvia’s Embassy to the USA and as Latvia’s Ambassador to Slovenia, BosniaHerzegovina and Kosovo.

Juris Poikans will be presenting ‘The EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: challenges and perspectives for the European Union’. The talk will take place on Wednesday 14 October 2015 at 17.00 in Grimond Lecture Theatre 2, followed by a drinks reception in Aphra Foyer.

All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.

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