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Guest Lecture: The Future of Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads

"The Future of Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads" will be presented by Austrian Consul General Thomas Schnoell. Schnoell is a career diplomat and was appointed Consul General of Austria in Chicago in January 2010. He earned a Masters Degree in Law from Johannes Kepler University in Linz before joining the Austrian Foreign Ministry in 1997. In 1998 he was posted to the Austrian Embassy in Paris, where he dealt with French internal politics and consular affairs. In 2001 he was posted to the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union in Brussels, where he was responsible for the Western Balkans and covered most of the Successor States of the former Yugoslavia. Schnoell returned to Vienna in 2004, where he was appointed Head of Unit for the Western Balkans. After his experience in Europe, notably in the EU and South Eastern Europe, he now faces a completely different challenge with his appointment as Head of Mission in Chicago.  Schnoell's visit is sponsored by International Programs, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

Guest Lecture: America’s Foreign Policy Challenges – Where do you Draw the Line?

“America’s Foreign Policy Challenges – Where do you Draw the Line?” will be presented by Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen, currently Diplomat-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin. McMullen recently served as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Eritrea.  He has more than 29 years of diplomatic experience and has lived, worked or traveled in 90 countries.  A native of Northwood, Iowa, he earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Iowa. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.  McMullen's visit is sponsored by International Prograns, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, and the Department of Political Science. 

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