Dallas, TX

November 4-6, 2019

For our tenth stop of “Across the Pond, In the Field,” the CNAS and GMF teams will head to Dallas, Texas. We will bring with us Her Excellency Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States, and His Excellency Domingos Fezas Vital, Ambassador of Portugal to the United States.

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World Affairs Council Reception and Event: “The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship”
The team will kick off the trip with a reception and panel discussion at the Dallas World Affairs Council at The Crescent Hotel. If you’re interested in joining the conversation, you can register for the event here.
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UT Dallas Student Roundtable: “Next Generation Foreign Policy Perspectives”
Next, the team will meet with students at the University of Texas at Dallas to discuss foreign policy perspectives of the future generation of national security leaders.
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Dallas Regional Chamber Luncheon Roundtable: “The Future of Transatlantic Trade: Views form the Dallas Region”
Then, the team will meet with Dallas business leaders in a luncheon, co-hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber. We look forward to hearing more about transatlantic trade and transatlantic business ties in the Dallas region.
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Dallas Morning News Editorial Board Meeting
The group will then meet with members of the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board to discuss larger trends and attitudes toward the transatlantic relationship in Dallas.
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Meeting with Michael Mendoza (Chief of Economic Development, Dallas Economic Development Office)
Next, the group will meet with Michael Mendoza, Chief of Economic Development at the Dallas Economic Development Office.
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Roundtable Discussion with Dallas Community Leaders
The day will conclude with a roundtable discussion with Dallas community leaders to better understand how Dallas communities solve problems and lessons to be shared across the Atlantic. If you’re an engaged member of the Dallas community and you’re interested in attending the roundtable, you can sign up here.
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Panel Discussion at El Centro College: “The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship”
As our last stop, the team will head to El Centro College to discuss the future of the transatlantic relationship with students.

Meet The Panel

Kirsti Kauppi
Ambassador of Finland to the United States

Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi became Ambassador of Finland to the United States in September 2015. Before that (2012-2015) she was Director General for Political Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki.

Read her full bio here

Domingos Fezas Vital
Ambassador of Portugal to the United States

Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital is a career member of Portugal’s Foreign Service and was named in 2015 as the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States.

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Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security

Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

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Heli Hyypiä
Counselor, Trade and Economic Affairs
Embassy of Finland

Counselor Heli Hyypiä currently serves in the Trade and Economic Affairs section of the Embassy of Finland in Washington DC since August 2018.

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Steven Keil
Counselor, Trade and Economic Affairs
Embassy of Finland

Steven Keil is a fellow in The German Marshall Fund’s Washington office. His work focuses on transatlantic security issues, with an emphasis on the U.S., Germany, Russia, and the post-Soviet space.

Read his full bio here