Tuesday, April 8, 2008
12:15 – 1:15 PM • Room 3037 • Lunch served
Angelos Pangratis, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union's Delegation to the United States
Cosponsored by Duke University Center for European Studies and Duke Law Center for International & Comparative Law.
Angelos Pangratis will speak on the economic and political issues at the cutting edge of the E.U.–U.S. relationship. He will cover areas of converging interests as well as issues on which the E.U. and the U.S. still remain divided.
Angelos Pangratis, as the Deputy Head of Delegation, is the senior career official serving at the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States, in Washington, DC. He is the former Ambassador and Head of Delegation for the European Commission’s Delegation to Argentina (2003-05). He also served at senior functions in the Delegations of the European Commission in South Africa (1995-1997) and South Korea (1990-1994).
Highlights of Mr. Pangratis's career at the E.U.'s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, include being Head of Unit responsible for relations with China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, South Korea and Mongolia (1998-2003); Head of Unit for Personnel and Budget of the Directorate General, External Relations and Trade Policy (1997-1998); Head of Investigation teams of the Anti-Dumping and Anti-Circumvention Division (1987–1990), to name but a few positions. Mr. Pangratis has represented the European Commission at numerous Multilateral Organizations (WTO, OECD, Club de Paris, UNCTAD, others).
Mr. Pangratis has widely lectured at universities in the Czech Republic, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Korea, South Africa, Argentina, and the United States. He has published numerous articles and interviews on EU matters in many countries.
Angelos Pangratis was born on the island of Corfu, Greece (1956), and is married with three children. Mr. Pangratis speaks Greek, French, English, and Spanish. He has obtained a doctorate from the University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne (1983) in International Economics, Monetary Policies and Finance. This followed studies in economics, European studies, and international law at the Universities of St.-Etienne, Paris I and Paris II.
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