Salt Lake City, UT

January 10-11, 2018

For our second “Across the Pond, In the Field” trip, CNAS is traveling to the beautiful (and cold!) U.S. mountain west to Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11. We will be bringing Lars Gert Lose, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States; and Lord Browne of Ladyton (Des Browne), Member of the House of Lords, former UK defense minister, Vice Chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Chair and co-founder of the European Leadership Network. The following is a draft schedule of our meetings and events during our trip to Salt Lake City. Check back in late January for photos and videos of the events!

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Wednesday Events
The Future of Transatlantic Trade, Views from Europe: Denmark, the UK, and Greece

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
World Trade Center Utah

Our first event in Salt Lake City – “The Future of Transatlantic Trade, Views from Europe: Denmark, the UK, and Greece” – will be a diplomatic breakfast meeting co-hosted by the World Trade Center Utah, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. This event will feature Ambassador Lose and Lord Browne, as well as Former Greece Minister of Health and current vice-president of New Democracy Party, Adonis Georgiadis. The panel will be moderated by Julianne Smith, Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. We anticipate a lively discussion on the future of the transatlantic trade relationship and we hope to address ways to strengthen business and trade ties between Utah, Denmark, the UK, and Greece.

To learn more about this event, click here

Later on the 10th, the team will be participating in a Hinckley Institute Forum at the University of Utah, and a meeting with LDS church leaders in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Thursday Events


On Thursday, the team will start its day with back-to-back meetings with the CEO of the Utah Technology Council, John Knotwell; the Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams; and the Editorial Board of the Deseret News as well as local media. Later in the afternoon, we’ll meet with the Director of Utah Clean Energy, Sarah Wright, to discuss climate and energy cooperation between the United States and Europe.

In addition to these one-on-one meetings, we will spend part of Thursday engaging the next generation of national leaders at East High School to get their thoughts on some of the toughest questions facing the United States today: Do alliances matter? What does the average young American think about NATO, Europe, Russia and many other foreign policy issues?

Later in the evening, Ambassador Lose, Lord Browne, and Ms. Smith will host a public forum at 7pm at the West Jordan Public Library to discuss the current state of US foreign policy and the future of the transatlantic relationship.

We’d love to see you there for this free event! Find out more information here.

From our second “Across the Pond, In the Field” trip, CNAS traveled to the beautiful (and cold!) U.S. mountain west to Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11.

We brought Lars Gert Lose, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States; and Lord Browne of Ladyton (Des Browne), Member of the House of Lords, former UK defense minister, Vice Chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Chair and co-founder of the European Leadership Network.

Our first event in Salt Lake City – “The Future of Transatlantic Trade, Views from Europe: Denmark, the UK, and Greece” – was a diplomatic breakfast meeting co-hosted by the World Trade Center Utah, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. This event featured Ambassador Lose and Lord Browne, as well as Former Greece Minister of Health and current vice-president of New Democracy Party, Adonis Georgiadis. The panel was moderated by Julianne Smith, Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. We had a lively discussion on the future of the transatlantic trade relationship and we addressed  ways to strengthen business and trade ties between Utah, Denmark, the UK, and Greece.

Later on the 10th, the team participated in a Hinckley Institute Forum at the University of Utah, and a meeting with LDS church leaders in downtown Salt Lake City.

On Thursday, the team started its day with back-to-back meetings with the CEO of the Utah Technology Council, John Knotwell; the Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams; and the Editorial Board of the Deseret News as well as local media. Later in the afternoon, we met with the Director of Utah Clean Energy, Sarah Wright, to discuss climate and energy cooperation between the United States and Europe.

In addition to these one-on-one meetings, we spent part of Thursday engaging the next generation of national leaders at East High School to get their thoughts on some of the toughest questions facing the United States today: Do alliances matter? What does the average young American think about NATO, Europe, Russia and many other foreign policy issues?

Later in the evening, Ambassador Lose, Lord Browne, and Ms. Smith hosted a public forum at the West Jordan Public Library to discuss the current state of US foreign policy and the future of the transatlantic relationship.

Media

Brussel Sprouts Podcast

Panelist Bios

Des Browne, more formally known as Lord Browne of Ladyton, is a lawyer and a British Labour Party politician. From 1997 until 2010, after a legal career of about twenty years as a Scottish solicitor and then an advocate, he was elected and twice re-elected as the Member of Parliament (M.P.) for the Scottish constituency of Kilmarnock & Loudon.

Read his full bio here.

Lars Gert Lose became ambassador of Denmark to the United States on Sept. 17, 2015, having most recently served as ambassador, permanent undersecretary of state and chief advisor of foreign affairs to the prime minister since 2013.

Read his full bio here.

Julianne (“Julie”) Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, served as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States from 2012-2013.

Read her full bio here.