SOLD OUT Strengthening US-Danish Relations for European and NATO Security: A Conversation with Danish Ambassador Christina Markus Lassen
May 10th, 2023 12:00PM -1:00PM
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The security landscape in Europe has changed dramatically over the past decade. The encroaching threat from Russia has necessitated a revitalization of NATO cooperation while the recent expansion efforts of NATO enhanced the level of security cooperation between the United States and the European Union. Denmark, as a member of both NATO and the EU, is positioned at the forefront of these developments. While NATO's expansion has led to increased protection for its member states, it has also caused tension with neighboring countries.
Join us for a luncheon with Danish Ambassador Christina Markus Lassen as we discuss the US-Danish diplomatic relations, the future of European Security, and the role of external actors such as Russia and China in shaping security challenges in the region.
About Our Speaker
Ambassador Christina Markus Lassen is the Ambassador of Denmark to The United States at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C.
Most recently, she held a position as Political Director and Under Secretary for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Ambassador Lassen has also been EU Ambassador to Lebanon (2015-19) and Ambassador of Denmark to Syria and Jordan (2009-2012).
Ambassador Lassen has been with the Danish Foreign Service for many years and held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She held a position as; Director for Stabilization and Security Policy (2014-2015), Director for Public Diplomacy and Communication (2013-2014) and Head of Executive Secretariat (2005-2009).
Ambassador Lassen also held a position as Special Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office in Denmark (2004-2005). Prior to that she served as; First Secretary in the Political Department at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. (2000-2004) and Head of Section in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (1997-2000).
Ambassador Lassen served as MFA Representative in DIIS (Danish Institute for International Studies) in Copenhagen and Member of Advisory Board at the Danish Foreign Policy Society. She did a fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs (2012-13) and was a Diplomat in Residence at the American University in Beirut.
Ambassador Lassen holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations and Business from Copenhagen Business School.
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