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Round-Table with an Expert: The State of EU-US Relations

November 6, 2017

November 17 | 2:00-3:00pm | Gowen 1A

Join Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Political Science, James Caporaso, as he hosts Mr. Klaus Botzet for this informal discussion on international security and the role of the European Union in global political and military affairs.

Klaus Botzet is Head of the Political, Security and Development Section in the Delegation of the EU to the United States. He joined the Delegation in March 2014, and is an experienced diplomat, having served for more than two decades in the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Botzet most recently served as Director/Head of Division of the US and Canada office at the Foreign Office in Berlin. He was previously the Legal Adviser and Consul General at the German Embassy in Washington DC, and a senior exchange diplomat at the US Department of State, where he received a Distinguished Achievement Award for his work.

Mr. Botzet has been responsible for all foreign policy aspects of EU-US Relations, particularly the Common Foreign and Security Policy cooperation with the US on Syria, Iran, and the Middle East, as well as foreign policy aspects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

A native of Krefeld/Duesseldorf in Germany, Mr. Botzet earned degrees in law in Bavaria, following law studies at the Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, the University of Geneva, the University of Strasbourg, and the University of Bonn.

Please note: space is limited, RSVP to to confirm your space.

This event is sponsored by the Center for West European Studies, The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Center for Global Studies, and the Political Science Department at the University of Washington. This event is made possible by the EU Delegation to the United States and the World Affairs Council of Seattle.

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