Europe, the U.S. and Global Challenges
Thursday, October 28
Via Zoom | 10:00-11:00 am PST
The Global Policy Institute is delighted to host Federica Mogherini for a conversation on the future of transatlantic relations.
Mogherini served as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission from 2014-2019. As High Representative/Vice-President, Mogherini was Europe’s top diplomat, responsible for coordinating foreign policy among 28 countries.
While the past few years were tested by geopolitical power shifts and bilateral tensions, the Biden-Harris administration, along with a more assertive and capable European Union, offer an opportunity for new transatlantic cooperation. Europe and the U.S. face significant global challenges, including climate change, pandemics, the rise of China, and democracy erosion around the world. At the same time, disagreements have surfaced between European countries and the United States, as in the case of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the recent US-UK-Australia submarine deal. Will such disagreements accelerate the European Union’s move toward strategic autonomy? How can Europe and the US cooperate effectively on the global stage?
In conversation with GPI Director Gabriele Magni, Mogherini will offer her perspective on the global challenges faced by Europe and the United States.
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Federica Mogherini served as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission from 2014-2019.
As High Representative/Vice-President, Mogherini was Europe’s top diplomat, responsible for coordinating foreign policy among 28 countries. During her tenure as High Representative/Vice-President, she was instrumental in forging the international agreement on the Iran nuclear program. She also launched the EU’s Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy.
Before joining the EU, Mogherini was Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Previously, she served in the Italian parliament (2008 to 2014) and was Head of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President of its Political Committee; member of the Italian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; Secretary of the Defence Committee; and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Currently, Mogherini is the Rector of the College of Europe and Co-Chair of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement.
Mogherini has a degree in Political Science from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and holds a honoris causa Doctorate from the University of Tampere, Finland.