EMBASSY SERIES
Embassy Series events are held at embassies, consulates, and diplomatic residences and highlight issues pertinent to the host country. This series rotates to cover different regions of the world. Recent events have been hosted by the Ambassadors of Singapore, Canada, Germany, and Mexico.
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2018: Norway
November 5, 2018 | Washington, DC
Investing Globally in Peace, Security and Stability 
Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, Royal Norwegian Embassy
Moderated by Lois Romano, WFPG Board Co-Chair

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2018: United Kingdom
October 1, 2018 | Washington, DC
A Conversation on Women, Peace and Security and the UNGA 
Joanna Roper CMG, Special Envoy for Gender Equality, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sarah Degnan Kambou, International Center for Research on Women
Moderated by Ambassador Catherine Russell, WFPG Board Co-Chair

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2018: Pakistan
March 15, 2018 | Washington, DC
Pakistan: Relations with the US and Regional Developments in South Asia
Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry of Pakistan
Moderated by Ambassador Catherine Russell, WFPG Board Co-Chair

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2017: Albania
December 12, 2017 | Washington, DC
Security Challenges in the Balkans
Hon. Mimi Kodheli, Former Minister of Defense of Albania
Moderated by Lois Romano, WFPG Co-Chair
Hosted by Ambassador Floreta Faber and the Embassy of Albania

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2017: Singapore
November 29, 2017 | Washington, DC
US Engagement with the Asia-Pacific
Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri of Singapore
Moderated by Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin International

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2017: Belgium
June 20, 2017 | Washington, DC
Bridging the Humanitarian–Development Gap: Progress and Next Steps
Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank
Hosted by Ambassador Dirk Wouters of Belgium

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2017: Germany
June 14, 2017 | New York, NY
Germany and Its Upcoming Election
Brita Wagener, Consul General of Germany in New York

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2017: Mexico
May 16, 2017 | Washington, DC
Mexico and the US: At a Critical Juncture
Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez-Fernández of Mexico
Moderated by Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post

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2017: Jordan
May 4, 2017 | Washington, DC
A Conversation on Jordan: The Way Forward Amid Regional Challenges
Ambassador Dina Kawar of Jordan

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2017: International Women's Day
March 1, 2017 | Washington, DC
Encouraging Women's Leadership in Foreign Service
A Discussion with Women Deputy Chiefs of Mission

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2016: Pakistan
November 3, 2016 | Washington, DC
Pakistan: Regional Challenges and Relations with the US
Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani of Pakistan

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2016: Canada
September 20, 2016 | Washington, DC
Renewing Canada’s Place in the World

Ambassador David MacNaughton of Canada
2016: Special Event
June 27, 2016 | Washington, DC
Farewell Reception for Ambassador Claudia Fritsche of Liechtenstein

Hosted by Ambassador John and Diana Negroponte
2016: European Union
June 7, 2016 | Washington, DC
Looking Forward: the Future of the EU and Transatlantic Relations

Ambassador David O’Sullivan of the European Union
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2016: India
April 21, 2016 | Washington, DC
India and the US: A Critical Partnership for the 21st Century

Ambassador Arun K. Singh of India
Moderated by Dr. Alyssa Ayres, Council on Foreign Relations
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2016: Bulgaria
January 14, 2016 | Washington, DC
Bulgaria on Two Front-Lines: Complex Relations with Russia and Turkey

Ambassador Elena Poptodorova of Bulgaria
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2015: Switzerland
October 8, 2015 | Washington, DC
Switzerland's Good Offices: Protection of Interests in Cuba, Iran and Beyond

Ambassador Martin Dahinden of Switzerland
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2015: Argentina
September 30, 2015 | Washington, DC
Argentina's Presidential Elections: Economy and Foreign Policy
Ambassador Cecilia Nahón of Argentina
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2015: Hungary
September 21, 2015 | Washington, DC
Security Challenges in Central Europe: Migration Crisis & Relations with Russia
Ambassador Reka Szemerkényi of Hungary
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2015: Germany
May 18, 2015 | Washington, DC
Germany and the US: Common Challenges of the Transatlantic Relationship
Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany
Moderated by Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
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2015: France
March 9, 2015 | Washington, DC
France After the Terrorist Attacks in Paris
Ambassador Gérard Araud of France
Moderated by Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
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2014: Japan
November 20, 2014 | Washington, DC
Japan's Foreign Policy: Now and Future
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae of Japan
Moderated by Mary Jordan, Washington Post Live
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2014: Italy
October 30, 2014 | Washington, DC
Italy and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Ambassador Claudio Bisognier of Italy
Moderated by Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
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2014: Ireland
October 8, 2014 | Washington, DC
Ireland: Defining our 21st Century Identity
Ambassador Anne Anderson of Ireland
Moderated by WFPG Board Chair Ann S. Stock
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2014: Spain
September 11, 2014 | Washington, DC
A Conversation on Trans-Atlantic Relations: Spain, the US, and the EU
Ambassador Ramón Gil-Casares of Spain
Moderated by WFPG Board Chair Ann S. Stock
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2014: Singapore
February 12, 2014 | Washington, DC
Singapore and the US: Strategic Partners in the Asia Pacific
Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri of Singapore
Moderated by WFPG President Patricia Ellis
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2014: Mexico
January 16, 2014 | Washington, DC
The US-Mexico Partnership
Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza of Mexico
Moderated by WFPG Board Member Diana Villiers Negroponte
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2013: The Philippines
December 2, 2013 | Washington, DC
A Conversation on: US–Philippines Relations
Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. of the Philippines
Piano performance by Filipino-American Kim Barroso
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2013: Switzerland
July 22, 2013 | Washington, DC
Switzerland: Small Country, Big Impact
Ambassador Manuel Sager of Switzerland
Moderated by Patricia Ellis, WFPG President
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2013: Indonesia
May 6, 2013 | Washington, DC
A Conversation on Indonesia's Foreign and Economic Policies
Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal of Indonesia
Moderated by Patricia Ellis, WFPG President
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2013: Greece
April 9, 2013 | Washington, DC
The Future of the European Union: The View from Greece
Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos of Greece
Moderated by Thalia Assuras, journalist
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2013: Algeria
February 13, 2013 | Washington, DC
US-Algerian Relations
Ambassador Abdallah Baali of Algeria
Moderated by Patricia Ellis, WFPG President
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2012: Jordan
November 27, 2012 | Washington, DC
Jordan and Developments in the Region
Ambassador Alia Hatoug-Bouran of Jordan
Moderator: Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times
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2012: United Kingdom
November 1, 2012 | Washington, DC
UK Foreign Policy Priorities and Transatlantic Relations
Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the United States
Moderated by Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
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2012: Finland
March 27, 2012 | Washington, DC
The European Union: Present Challenges
Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde of Finland
Moderated by Howard Schneider, The Washington Post
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2011: France
December 15, 2011 | Washington, DC
France's Role on the International Stage
Ambassador François Delattre of France Moderated by Elaine Sciolino, The New York Times
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2011: Brazil
November 29, 2011 | Washington, DC
Brazil's Role in Global Decision-Making and the Economy
Ambassador Mauro Vieira of Brazil
Moderated by WFPG Board Member Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
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2011: Turkey
November 16, 2011 | Washington, DC
A Conversation on US–Turkish Relations
Ambassador Namık Tan of Turkey
Moderated by Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
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2011: Zambia
July 13, 2011 | Washington, DC
African Women Leaders:
Their Role in Promoting Investment, Trade and Peace

Hosted by Ambassador Sheila Siwela of Zambia
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2011: Singapore
January 13, 2011 | Washington, DC
The Impact of Asia's Growth: A View from Singapore
Ambassador Chan Heng Chee of Singapore
Moderated by Patricia Ellis, WFPG President
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2010: The Netherlands
December 10, 2010 | Washington, DC
A Conversation on Dutch Foreign Policy
Ambassador Renee Jones-Bos of the Netherlands
Remarks by Member Henk Jan Orme of the Dutch Parliament
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2010: India
September 14, 2010 | Washington, DC
The US and India: The Expanding Bilateral Relationship
Ambassador Meera Shankar of India
Moderated by WFPG Board Member Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
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2010: Trinidad and Tobago
June 30, 2010 | Washington, DC
Ambassador Glenda Morean Phillip of Trinidad and Tabago
Remarks by WFPG Board Member Hon. Henrietta Holsman Fore
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2009: Egypt
September 10, 2009 | Washington, DC
The View from Egypt
Ambassador Sameh Shoukry of Egypt
Moderated by Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post
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2009: Indonesia
July 24, 2009 | New York, NY
Two Ladies Found a Culture in Cloths
Batik Viewing and Luncheon
Hon. Trie Edi Mulyani, Consul General of Indonesia
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2009: Mexico
April 20, 2009 | Washington, DC
Mexican - US Relations
Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan of Mexico
Moderated by Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post
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2009: Italy
March 31, 2009 | Washington, DC
Italian - US Relations
Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta of Italy
Moderated by Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times
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2008: France
December 10, 2008 | Washington, DC
France's Presidency of the EU
Ambassador Pierre Vimont of France
Moderated by Margaret Warner, PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
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2008: Oman
April 24, 2008 | Washington, DC
A conversation on the US-Oman Free Trade Agreement
Ambassador Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy of Oman
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2007: India
November 12, 2007 | New York, NY
The Indian Economy
Ambassador Neelam Deo, Consul General of India
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2007: Iceland
October 19, 2007 | Washington, DC
Women in Leadership and Their Impact on World Affairs
Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iceland
Hosted by Ambassador Albert Jonosson of Iceland
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2007: Colombia
February 27, 2007
The US-Colombian Partnership
Ambassador Carolina Barco of Colombia to the US and former Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs
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2006: Egypt
June 22, 2006 | Washington, DC
Egypt and the US
Ambassador Sallama Shaker, Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for
North and Latin American Affairs