Ambassador of the European Union to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis and a delegation of European Ambassadors to the United States, including Ambassador Mariangela Zappia of Italy, Ambassador Audra Plepyte of Lithuania, and Ambassador Andrei Muraru of Romania will join the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for a discussion on how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has impacted the European Union, and how the E.U. is responding to multiple overlapping challenges while remaining a nimble and reliable partner for the United States.
This discussion will be moderated by Ronald J. Granieri, Executive Director of FPRI's Center for the Study of America and the West.
This event will be held in person, at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and virtually, via Zoom.
Space is limited and registration is required. The deadline for in-person registration is Friday, September 30, 2022, at 1:00 PM
Mariangela Zappia - Mariangela Zappia is the Italian Ambassador to the United States of America. A career diplomat with over thirty-five years of experience, she is the first woman in her country to hold this position, as she was the first woman Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York and to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (2018-2021).
Audra Plepyte - Ambassador Audra Plepyte is a Lithuanian career diplomat, ambassador. On 21 April 2021 she was nominated as Lithuanian ambassador to the United States. From May 2021 Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States.
Andrei Muraru - Andrei Muraru has been accredited by the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the United States on July 7, 2021. The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, accepted his Letters of Credence on September 15, 2021.