For our eighth stop of “Across the Pond, In the Field,” the CNAS and GMF teams were on the road again in Charlotte, North Carolina.
We brought with us His Excellency Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States; and Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of Delegation of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
H.E. Dirk Wouters
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States of America
Dirk Wouters was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States of America in Washington DC from September 2016.
Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Prior to joining the Delegation, Ms. Vicini served as Chief of Protocol, with the rank of Ambassador, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden.
Senior Fellow and Director, Future of Geopolitics, Asia Program
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Jamie Fly is a senior fellow and director of the Future of Geopolitics and Asia programs at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). He also works with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF. He served as counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) from 2013–2017, serving as his foreign policy advisor during his presidential campaign.
Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program, CNAS
Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.
Finally, the trip concluded with a meeting with Duke Energy and Joules Accelerator on Friday morning where we learned more about Charlotte’s steps toward a more energy efficient economy, and their work with multiple states around the nation on energy issues today.
We enjoyed meeting with everyone and hearing about the foreign policy issues of importance to North Carolinians. We’re excited to head to Denver, CO in September!