Connor Bran | September 18, 2019
David O'Sullivan, former European Union ambassador to the United States, will deliver the 2019 Nanovic Forum Lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 18) in the Donald R. Keough Seminar Room, 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls.
His lecture, “Europe and the United States: Friends and Allies, or Rivals?” is free and open to the public. O’Sullivan will discuss the complexities that challenge and provide opportunities for American-European relations.
“Having hosted Ambassador O’Sullivan in Washington, D.C., last year, I am delighted he is now able to come to Notre Dame to share his perspectives with faculty and students,” said William Collins Donahue, director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities at the University of Notre Dame. “He brings singular clarity and eloquence to a complex set of issues.”
The Nanovic Forum brings European leaders from a variety of academic, cultural and professional fields to Notre Dame to discuss issues of major importance in Europe today. The forum was established in 2011 through the support of Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic.
David O’Sullivan has extensive and distinguished experience as a diplomat. He was appointed as the EU ambassador to the United States from 2014 until 2019 and as secretary general of the European Commission from June 2000 to November 2005. He also served as head of cabinet of the Commission to President Romano Prodi and director general for education and training.
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