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VIENNA HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

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PROGRAMM

CATHERINE ASHTON
ROLLERCOASTER: ELECTIONS AND DIPLOMACY, 2024

MITTWOCH, 25.09. 2024 / 19h00
WIENER RATHAUS, FESTSAAL

EINE WIENER VORLESUNG IM RAHMEN DES VIENNA HUMANITIES FESTIVALS.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON / ANMELDUNG BALD MÖGLICH

A series of elections will take place in 2024 around the world. The outcome of the major ones—the US presidential elections, the EU parliamentary elections, the UK general elections, the Indian and Mexican general elections—could radically change the political landscape of the planet. The EU’s first High Representative for Foreign Affairs, CATHERINE ASHTON, will draw on her vast experience and current engagement in politics across the globe to elaborate on what impact these elections will have on a world already wracked by crises, from Ukraine to Gaza, and witnessing growing geopolitical tensions, like those currently mounting between China and the US. Following her lecture, Catherine Ashton will be in conversation with IWM Rector MISHA GLENNY.

CATHERINE ASHTON served as the European Union’s first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy between 2009 and 2014. Previously, she was the EU Commissioner for Trade and a minister in the Departments of Education and Justice. She has received many awards, especially for her work on the Iran nuclear deal, the Brussels Agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, and support for Ukraine.

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