“Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on U.S. Security Challenges”
The U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki and the American College of Thessaloniki co-organized a two-day seminar on current and past security challenges on U.S. foreign policy, May 20 and 21 at the Lecture hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
University students from around the Balkans heard presentations by Ambassador Daniel Speckhard about U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, and by Principal DAS Glyn Davies who spoke on North Asia, connected to Thessaloniki via live digital video conference. The seminar provided an overall analysis of security challenges and the formation of policies to deal with those challenges from the late 18th century to today.
Participants also attended lectures and panels led by Marten van Heuven, U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Ret.), Senior Consultant at RAND Corporation and Theodore Couloumbis, Vice President, Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) among other university professors.