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EU, German ambassadors to speak at conference, Oct. 3-5

Gunter Burghardt, the European Union's ambassador to the United States, and Wolfgang Ischinger, Germany's ambassador to the United States, will deliver policy speeches Saturday, Oct. 4, at Princeton University as part of a conference titled "The European Union: Its Role and Power in the Emerging International System."

The conference, sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5.

Burghardt will speak at noon in 300 Wallace Hall. Ischinger will speak at 7 p.m. at Prospect House. Other conference events will take place in 16 Robertson Hall.

Co-chaired by Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, lecturer of public and international affairs and founding director of the Woodrow Wilson School's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination , and Ezra Suleiman, director of the Committee for European Studies at Princeton, the conference will focus on the role, status and influence of the EU in the emerging international system. Particularly, the conference will examine the EU's capacity to deal with international defense and security issues and international crises.

The conference at Princeton is part of larger project that will examine the EU's standing, role and power in the global order. Further meetings as part of the project will be held in Paris, Berlin and St. Petersburg.

The schedule for the three-day event is available online . For more information, call (609) 258-6200 or (609) 258-1627.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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