Global Views, Series II: “The Future of Europe & the Role of the European Parliament. Legal and Strategic Policy Perspectives”

Global Views, Series II: “The Future of Europe & the Role of the European Parliament. Legal and Strategic Policy Perspectives”

This is a new Series proposed by the School of Law, in collaboration with Strategy International, for the academic year 2018-19. The Series aims at introducing students and other interested observers to the complexities of international politics and geo-strategy.

Key Note Speaker:

Mr. Andreas Kettis

Head of the European Parliament, Representation in the Republic of Cyprus

Discussants & Moderation by:

Professor Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou

Dean, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus

Dr. Marios P. Efthymiopoulos

Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus; Head of Strategy International

“Global Views” Series II: Living the Experience of the European Union

This is a new Series proposed by the School of Law, in collaboration with Strategy International, for the academic year 2018-19. The Series aims at introducing students and other interested observers to the complexities of international politics and geo-strategy. A number of events will unfold in this Series, for which attendees will be able to claim a certificate of attendance provided they attend 4 such events.

Key-Note Speaker Bio:

Andreas KettisMr. Andreas Kettis was born on 3 February 1976 in Larnaca. He holds a University Degree in Political Science and Public Administration with specialization in Public International Law and International Relations from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens (1999). He pursued postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom with a merit scholarship from the Government of the UK. He holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary European Studies from the Sussex European Institute of the University of Sussex at Brighton (2001). He was a career diplomat between 2001 and 2016. During this time he served as deputy Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary (2001-2002); Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Cyprus in Sweden (Stockholm) with parallel accreditation to Norway, Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania (2002-2006); Diplomatic Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU in Brussels (2006-2010); Deputy Director of the Middle East Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicosia and Senior Official of Cyprus to the Union for the Mediterranean (2010-2011); Chief Diplomatic Advisor on EU Affairs to the President of the Republic of Cyprus and Sherpa of the President of the Republic for the European Council meetings during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU (2011-2013); Seconded National Expert in DG EXPO of the European Parliament (2013-2014); Senior Diplomatic Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU in Brussels (2013-2014). In September 2015 after succeeding in a European Competition he was appointed Head of Unit in DG COMM in the European Parliament and posted in Nicosia as Head of the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus. He is married to Dr Georgia Tsina (Gynaecologist) and has one daughter, Stefanie-Marilia.

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