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German Marshall Fund Official to Speak on U.S. – Europe Relations

October 14, 2005

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Friday, October 14, 2005
CONTACT: Elizabeth Covington, Executive Director, UW-Madison European Studies Alliance, 608.265.4766, eecovington@wisc.edu or info@europeanstudiesalliance.org

GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OFFICIAL TO SPEAK ON U.S. –EUROPEAN RELATIONS

Madison, WI – UW-Madison alumnus Ronald Asmus, a former senior member of the U.S. State Department and the Council on Foreign Relations, and currently the executive director of the German Marshall Fund, will visit the UW-Madison campus Friday, October 21, 2005 and speak on U.S.-European relations.

Mr. Asmus will give a talk on “The United States and Europe: Can We Put the Trans-Atlantic Alliance Back Together Again?” at 3:00 pm in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison. His talk is sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Center for German and European Studies, member programs of the UW-Madison International Institute.

Mr. Asmus is a specialist on how the U.S. and Europe can work together to address the new strategic challenges of the 21st century. He served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs from 1997-2000, and now serves as a senior advisor to the President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States Transatlantic Center (Brussels) on strategic and developmental issues. He has played a key role in projects exploring common U.S. and European approaches to Turkey, Ukraine, the Black Sea region and the broader Middle East. Just before beginning his tenure as Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Asmus authored Opening NATO’s Door: How the Alliance Remade Itself for a New Era (2002). He has held senior positions at the Council on Foreign Relations, RAND, and Radio Free Europe, consults for the Downey McGrath Group, and regularly publishes in major journals such as Foreign Affairs.

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