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Conference Speaker Presentation Files:

This international conference hosted via ZOOM Webinar from our campus brought together academic experts on emerging economies, representatives of the American and European policy communities with leaders of the local Austin and global private sector/investment worlds to share professional experience, vision and research.

This session was the seventh in our annual collaborative multi-year conference series in transatlantic security held in cooperation with the Kozmetsky Center for Excellence at St. Edward's University, the Center for European Studies and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin with support of a grant by the United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Program. We were also delighted to welcome our participating partners for this event including the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, World Affairs Council Austin and the Texas-EU Business Summit.


Confirmed speakers include, among others:

Ambassador Pjer Šimunović, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the United States

Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of Practice of International Relations, Fredrick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, former Ambassador of Montenegro in Brussels (NATO) and Vienna (OSCE), Boston, MA

Dr. Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School, Tufts University and Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context

Dr. Lourdes Casanova, Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University

Dr. Milica Pejanović-Đurišić, Ambassador of Montenegro to the United Nations and former Minister of Defense of Montenegro

Vuk Jeremić, President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development in Serbia, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Serbia and President of the United Nations General Assembly 67th Session

Mayor Erion Veliaj, City of Tirana, Albania

Dr. Phoebe Koundouri, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, President-Elect European Association on Environmental Resource Economists and Co-Chair United Nations Sustainable Development Security Network Greece

Dr. Mirjana Matešić, Director, Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development, Zagreb, Croatia

Representatives of the Office of the Governor of Texas (Michael Treyger, Deputy Director of Economic Development), City of Austin (Lucia Athens, Chief Sustainability Officer) and leaders of global divisions of major corporations have been invited to offer insights based on sustainable development, investment and operations experiences in Texas and throughout the world

Sponsored by: Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward's University, Center for European Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Atlantic Council of Montenegro, World Affairs Council