Analysis of US Election Results: A Global Perspective

Analysis of US Election Results: A Global Perspective

Wednesday 4 November 2020
Wed, 2020-11-04 17:00 - 18:30
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On November 4th, 2020, as the election of the President of the the United States of America, as well as the election of members of the two houses, unfolds, join us for a discussion with our panel of high-level guest speakers about the implications for the US and for the world. 


Analysis of the U.S. Election Results: A Global Perspective

Wednesday 4 November 2020 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CET

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Chaired by Enrico Letta, Dean of PSIA


Taeho Bark, Former Minister of Trade, Korea; Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University

Ursula Plassnik, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria; Former Ambassador to France; Ambassador to Switzerland

Peter Ricketts, Former National Security Adviser, UK; Former Ambassador to France; Former Permanent Representative to NATO

Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica; Former Ambassador to the UN; Deputy Executive Director, Human Rights Watch 


About our guest speakers:

Taeho Bark is currently President of the Global Commerce Institute (GCI) of Lee & Ko, a leading global law firm in Korea and Professor Emeritus (former professor and Dean) of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University. Professor Bark served as Minister for Trade of the Korean government (from December 2011 to March 2013). In spring 2013, Dr. Bark was in the race for the Director-General position of the WTO as the Korean candidate. He also served as the Chairman of the International Trade Commission of the Korean Government. He gave lectures at PSIA of Sciences Po, Stanford University and the University of Washington as visiting professor and he has authored books and articles on international trade, foreign direct investment and the Korean economy.

Ursula Plassnik is a diplomat, former Austrian foreign minister of Austria (2004-2008) and a former member of the Austrian parliament (2008-2011). A lawyer by formation (Doctor iuris, University of Vienna, post-graduate diploma College of Europe, Bruges), Ursula Plassnik currently serves as the Austrian Ambassador to Switzerland, after having served as the Austrian Ambassador to France from 2011 to Mid-2016. She has been a member of the Austrian Diplomatic Service for 40 years and participated in numerous multilateral and bilateral negotiations.

Lord Ricketts was a British diplomat for 40 years. In the final stage of his career, Peter served as Britain’s first National Security Adviser from 2010-12. In that capacity he established the National Security Council. He was Ambassador to France 2012-16. He served twice in the UK Delegation to NATO, in the 1970s and again as Permanent Representative from 2003-6. He was Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, and Political Director in the Foreign Office from 2001-3, dealing with policy on the Afghanistan and Iraq interventions, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Bruno Stagno Ugarte is the Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy at Human Rights Watch and an Affiliate Professor at PSIA. Previously, he was Foreign Minister of Costa Rica (2006-2010), Ambassador to the United Nations (2002-2006), and Chief of Staff of the Foreign Ministry (1998-2000), among other foreign service postings. He also served as the President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (2005-2008) and Co-President of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Article 14 Conferences (2007-2009). He is a graduate of Georgetown University, the Sorbonne, and Princeton University and author or editor of several books, chapters and articles.


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