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Dec

02

Tuesday

The paradox of multilateralism and the WTO – the role of the EU in the WTO

6.00pm

Lectures

Public

Speaker: Mr Angelos Pangratis, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the EU to the World Trade Organisation

Series: 'Law Meets Practice' Lectures, organized under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law.

The City Law School is delighted to present the first 'Law Meets Practice' Lecture organized under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law.

Speaker: Mr Angelos Pangratis, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the EU to the World Trade Organisation

Mr Angelos PangratisMr Angelos Pangratis is, since January 2011, the Ambassador and Head of the Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO. From January to May 2011 he also headed, as Charge d' affaires a.i., the Delegation of the EU to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva. Angelos Pangratis was Chargé d'Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union to the US and designated Permanent Observer to the Organisation of American States from October 2009 to July 2010. He was the Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union (previously, to Dec. 2009, of the European Commission) to the United States, in Washington, D.C. from August 2005 to October 2009 and from July 2010 to December 2010.

Previously he was the Ambassador and Head of the European Commission's Delegation to Argentina (February 2003 to August 2005). He served as deputy chief of mission at the Delegations of the European Commission in South Africa (1995-1997) and in South Korea (1990-1994).

Highlights of Mr. Pangratis' career at the EU's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, include 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 for External Relations and Trade Policy (1997-1998); Head of Investigation Teams of the Anti-Dumping and Anti-Circumvention Division (1987-1990). For several years (1981-90) Mr. Pangratis represented the European Commission in numerous negotiations and working groups at multilateral organizations such as the WTO, OECD, Club de Paris, UNCTAD, and others.

Mr. Pangratis has lectured in Argentina, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Korea, South Africa, the United Kingdom and in the United States at universities, think tanks and other fora, on international economic and trade issues, as well as on issues related to Foreign and Security Policy. He was a regular lecturer at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He has had interviews and articles on EU matters published in many countries.

Angelos Pangratis was born on the island of Corfu, Greece (1956), is married and has three children. He speaks Greek, French, English and Spanish. He obtained a Doctorate from the University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne in 1983 in International Economics, Monetary Policies and Finance. This followed studies in Economics and European Studies at the Universities of St.-Etienne and Paris I, studies in International Law at the University of Paris II and studies in business management at the "Conservaroire National des Arts et Metiers" (CNAM) de Paris

Chair: Professor Panos Koutrakos (Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law)

The event will be followed by a wine reception.

This is the first in a series of events organized under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law, awarded by the European Commission.

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6.00pm - 8.00pmTuesday 2nd December 2014

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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Institute for the Study of European Laws

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
+44(0)20 7030 4103

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