Invitation: Concluding LACalytics Conference

Invitation: Concluding LACalytics Conference

IFAIR e.V. cordially invites you to attend the concluding panel debate of its LACalytics Programme on “EU-LAC Cooperation in the 21st Century: Combining Efforts in a Globalised World”.

LACalytics runs under the patronage of Dieter Lamlé, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the German Federal Foreign Office, and in cooperation with the EU-LAC Foundation. The project aims at fostering the understanding and cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Since February 2016, 46 young researchers and professionals form the EU and LAC have worked together in bi-regional teams to examine mutual interests and problems in the fields of politics, environment, economy and civil society and to formulate policy recommendations.

The best twelve analyses are published in a printed publication by IFAIR, and their authors are invited to attend the LACalytics Conference and its concluding event. The event takes place on Tuesday, the 25th of October 2016, and is kindly hosted by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in the Hamburg Town Hall. The subsequent reception will provide room for more informal discussions.

Event details

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Time: 18.00h – 21.00h

Location: Hamburg Town Hall, Kaisersaal, Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg

Schedule

18.00: Doors open

18.15 – 18.45: Introduction

  • Welcome Address by Theresa Lieb, Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean and Executive Board Member of IFAIR
  • Welcome Address by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • Opening Remarks by Wiltrud Kern, Deputy Head for Cono Sur States, Brazil, and Fundamental Issues of LAC in the German Federal Foreign Office

18.45 – 19.45: Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Topic: EU-LAC Cooperation in the 21st Century: Combining Efforts in a Globalised World
  • Panellists  Danielle Edwards (LACalytics), Claudia Wiese (LACalytics), Dr Mark Heinzel (DIHK), Dr Anna Barrera (EU-LAC Foundation), Presenter: Alexandra Endres (ZEIT ONLINE)

19.45 – 21.00: Reception

 

Please note that registering for the event via the following link is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lacalytics-panel-discussion-tickets-28527177556

Please don’t hesitate to contact the LACalytics Team in case you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Hamburg!

Yours sincerely,

Theresa Lieb, Leonard Fried, Johannes Klein, Joanna Klever & Fabian Scheifele

Johannes Klein

Johannes Klein is regional director for “Global Affairs”, programme partner of the Impact Group LACalytics and as executive board member Chief Editor for IFAIR’s Think Tank. Johannes studies EU International Relations and Diplomacy at the College of Europe in Bruges/Belgium. He previously focused on European Affairs and International Relations at the Humboldt-University, Free University and Technical University in Berlin. He graduated from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in International Relations and International Organization in 2014. During his Bachelor, he specialized in Development Studies as well as International and European Law. His strong regional interest in Latin America is the result of a semester abroad at the University of Sao Paulo and a one-year developmental internship in Ecuador within the context of the “weltwärts” program of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. In addition to interning with various international NGOs and think tanks he spent several months working for the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union and the German Bundestag. Johannes speaks German, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.