The Terrorist Threat and the War in Iraq: The View from Europe

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The Terrorist Threat and the War in Iraq:
The View from Europe

The Danish Ambassador to the United States, Friis Arne Petersen, will speak at Duke Law School on January 12, 12:15 to 1:15 in Room 3041. Ambassador Petersen will offer Danish and European perspectives on the war on terror, among other topics, and then will take questions from the audience. Members of the Duke community and the public are welcome.

Ambassador Peterson assumed his diplomatic post in October 2005, after leading Denmark’s Foreign Ministry from 1997 to 2005. He also served as head of the Department of Relations with Russia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and as Denmark’s trade representative in the European Union trade policy committee from 1995 to 1997. He was instrumental in negotiations with the United States concerning Denmark’s contribution to the U.S. Missile Defense System. Ambassador Petersen has written numerous articles on foreign policy and lectures regularly at Danish Universities.

Ambassador Peterson’s visit is co-sponsored by the Law School’s Program in Public Law and the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy.