ESTONIA AT EUROPE'S DIGITAL EPICENTER
SMALL COUNTRY, LARGE FOOTPRINT
ONE HOUR WITH AMBASSADOR KRISTJAN PRIKK
USPA NEWS - The Estonian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Kristjan Prikk, and an invited group of C-suite, private sector US executives interested in furthering bilateral relationships between the two countries, joined the Ambassadorial Roundtable’s discussion forum for an in depth and candid look at the Estonian digital successes, economy, cybersecurity, AI, and advances in the healthcare sector. The Ambassadorial Roundtable's monthly discussion forums connect private sector executives, investment capital, the military and academia with the diplomatic community, fostering close cooperation, generating impactful, sustainable solutions necessary for peace, progress, and innovation. Read more here
US, CHINA AND RUSSIA: ALL BETS ARE OFF CRITICAL INSIGHTS INTO THE POWER TRIANGLE
In a joint briefing presented by the Ambassadorial Roundtable and FPA, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will offer his assessment of the current US-RUSSIA-CHINA relations in a discussion with Dr.Ina von Ber, CEO Ambassadorial Roundtable and Ian Williams, President of the Foreign Press Association.
Ambassador Michael McFaul served as the seventh United States ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2012-2014. He is one of America’s leading scholars offering unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions. Before becoming an ambassador, he served for three years as a special assistant to the president and senior director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council. Ambassador McFaul is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and currently works as a news analyst for NBC and CNN. His latest book “From Cold War to Hot Peace” topped the New York Times best seller list for 11 weeks.
Dr. Ina von Ber serves as CEO and president of the Ambassadorial Roundtable.
Ian Williams is an author, writer and broadcaster who has been a member of the Foreign Press Association of the U.S. for over 20 years. He is a frequent contributor to the Guardian’s "Comment is Free” section and is regular columnist for George Orwell’s old newspaper, Tribune. He currently serves as President of the FPA.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
The world’s economic leaders and stakeholders came together at the 2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings amid a more positive outlook on the global growth, which is forecast to hit its fastest pace in five years. A clear theme running through the meetings was the need to protect the growth momentum, given policy and political uncertainties, and to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to share in the fruits of global integration and technological progress.
More than 10,000 people took part. In addition to central bankers, finance ministers and other officials, the meetings drew around 650 journalists, 160 parliamentarians from 68 countries, and a record 850 civil society representatives, who gathered to learn, listen, and share their points of view.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable joined diplomats in Washington, DC, discussing a range of pressing global economic issues and challenges. Representatives of other international organizations, the private sector, media, civil society organizations, member country parliaments, academia, and think tanks. The IMF will implement policies that promote opportunities for all within our countries, sustainability over time, and cooperation across countries. We will implement domestic policies that develop an adaptable and skilled workforce, assist those adversely affected by technological progress and economic integration, and work together to ensure that future generations are not left to pay for the actions of the current one.
FOCUS: AFRICA BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN EUROPE AND AFRICA GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION PANEL
Original panelist invited, to be rescheduled with different panel.
COUNT DOWN TO CHINA’S G20 SUMMIT2017
WHO WALKS THE WALK?
Forty-five years ago, after two hostile decades which began with the support of the US for China's enemy, Korea, President Richard Nixon shook the world when he announced that he was going accept Premier Zhou Enlai’s invitation to meet with him in the People's Republic of China. He ended his announcement by saying: "I have taken this action because of my profound conviction that all nations will gain from a reduction of tensions and a better relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.The Ambassadorial Roundtable's coverage of CHINA: G20 SUMMIT2016 click here to read the article
SAN FRANCISCO/SILICON VALLEY
July 21st- July 23rd 2016Please join us at between July 21st and July 23rd as we arrange private, exclusive meetings between high-ranking, foreign diplomats and business executives in Silicon Valley /San Francisco. This is an excellent opportunity for executives intending to connect with foreign governments at ambassadorial and minister level in order to facilitate business operations, expansions, government relations and production. During our meetings, we also explore and facilitate venture capital and investment opportunities. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
U.S. ELECTIONS COVERAGE winner of the Excellence in Reporting Award San Diego Press Club
What if the devil came to visit you in the dead of night? What if, dressed in a fine suit, Lucifer himself offered you a deal? He would grant you only one wish: either Trump would lose the presidential election or Hillary would be indicted. Which one would you choose and shake Beelzebub's hand?
The Dalai Lama’s message, centered on caring for others with kindness and compassion, emphasizes that education, scientific inquiry, and global responsibility are essential means to create a more peaceful world.“We are honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at UC San Diego and thankful that he will share messages of global compassion with our graduates and their families, as well as with a broad public audience,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “A man of peace, the Dalai Lama promotes global responsibility and service to humanity. These are the ideals we aim to convey and instill in our students and graduates at UC San Diego.”
His Holiness is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, who has dedicated his life to offering contemplative dialogues on the subject matters of science and Buddhism, education and secular ethics, kindness, compassion and universal responsibility, as well as ethics in the fields of environmental sustainability, global warming and leadership. In 1989, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He also became the first Nobel laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental issues.His Holiness' visit to San Diego will take place Friday by invitation. only.https://youtu.be/tXCmVzxmP7U See more:
RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE OPENING OF THE LITHUANIAN CONSULATE LOS ANGELES AT RONALD REAGAN LIBRARYEXECUTIVE BUSINESS FORUM SAO PAULO DIPLOMATIC ROUNDTABLE
Nasir Abbasi, Saudi Arabia, Consul General of Israel Ehud Danoch with Dean of USD Patrick Drinan, William T. Monroe, Bahrain, Amb.Robert S. Ford, US Amb. to Algeria, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia Herzegovina Bisera Turkovic_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ MACEDONIAN DELEGATION IN SAN DIEGO,CA H.E. Ambassador Zoran Jolevski of Macedonia,La Jolla December 3rd, 2013 and H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Straveski Minister Of Foreign Investment Bill Pavloski, H.E. Minister Of Defense And Ambassador To The U.S, Zoran Jolevski The Republic Of Northern Macedonia January 20, 2014 San Diego, CA
H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Straveski Minister Of Foreign Investment Bill Pavloski, H.E. Minister Of Defense And Ambassador To The U.S, Zoran Jolevski The Republic Of Northern MacedoniaThe Macedonian delegation was hosted by the Ambassadorial Roundtable on January 20th, 2014. The Macedonian guests met with selected business and community leaders as part of the Embassy West Business Roundtable. This was the Deputy Prime Minister's first visit to California. Professor Zoran Jolevski was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States in March 2007. In November 2008, he was appointed the Macedonian Government's chief negotiator on name differences with Greece under the auspices of the United Nations. Ambassador Jolevski is a professor at the European University, in Skopje, Macedonia. Diplomatic & Cultural Mission to Skopje, Macedonia. July 14th-18th 2016 Meeting with Zoran Jolevski, Minister of Defense. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ AMBASSADOR OF SINGAPORE & AMBASSADOR OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jadranka Negodic, Consul General Mr. Christopher Cheang, First Secretary Ms.Tania Koh, La Jolla, CA September 5th, 2013 Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri of Singapore.
DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION CELEBRATING WEBSUMMIT
BELGIAN EMBASSY, LISBON, PORTUGAL
BREXIT, TTIP AND THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS
Join Orange County World Affairs Council, event host, and the Ambassadorial Roundtable as Consul Generals of Germany, Poland and Romania, Hans Jörg Neumann, Mariusz Brymora,and Eugen Chivu, who will discuss the current situation in Europe, referring to issues such as TTIP, the refugee crisis, Brexit, and the Ukrainian crisis.
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