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Reflection on Trans-Atlantic relations: current issues in trade, counter-terrorism & cybersecurity

  • 07 Dec 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Flanders House, 620 8th Ave, 44th FL, New York

-- Supporting Alumni event --

Reflection on Transatlantic Relations: Current Issues in Trade, Counter-terrorism & Cybersecurity


The Greater NY Fulbright Chapter and Flanders Investment & Trade invite you to join us for a presentation by Fulbright alum, Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi, an expert in US-EU trade, transparency, and privacy laws. The presentation will center on ever-evolving transatlantic relations and how recent developments in technology, law, and politics will shape these partnerships in the future. After the talk, you will have the opportunity to network over drinks and light refreshments and enjoy the view from the 44th floor of The New York Times building. Space is limited and will be first-come-first-served.

Dr Vigjilenca Abazi is an Emile Nöel Fellow at NYU School of Law and Assistant Professor of European Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She obtained her PhD degree at University of Amsterdam and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia Law School (2014). Her research on issues of democratic accountability and official secrets resulted in a monograph (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018). Dr Abazi has extensive experience in community projects with Red Cross and non-profit work in interethnic dialogue in Western Balkans. She recently cofounded Stella – Education Mentorship Network focused on improving education and job access for girls and women. On issues of whistleblower and privacy protection, Dr Abazi has been an adviser to the European Union institutions and the Council of Europe. She is a Board member in many leading European academic journals and has more than twenty scientific publications. Upon invitation, Dr Abazi has given numerous lectures including at Harvard Law School, Columbia University, University of Copenhagen, Sciences Po Paris, Durham University, Bocconi University. She has also been invited to present her research at the European Parliament and the Dutch Parliament.

Registration is free for KU Leuven Alumni. Please choose "Friends of Flanders and Fulbright".

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