Danish Ambassador Lars Gert Lose Headlines Global Dialogue Dinner on Trade, Security and Presidential Politics

On May 19th, 2016, Meridian partnered with Hess Corporation to host a private salon-style dinner for His Excellency Lars Gert Lose, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States. The event was held as part of Meridian’s Global Dialogue Series, which are off-the-record facilitated conversations on issues of global importance.

On the heels of President Obama’s Nordic Summit, the dialogue revolved around various aspects of U.S-Denmark relations from the refugee situation in Europe and Denmark’s counter-ISIS strategy to global trade and the value of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). There was also spirited discussion on the U.S. presidential race with comments from presidential campaign pundits: Ben Ginsberg, Kevin Madden, and Doug Sosnik.

In addition to Ambassador Lose and Drew Maloney, Vice President of Government and External Affairs, Hess Corporation and a Meridian Trustee, the event was attended by: Caitlyn Antrim, Executive Director, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans; Molly Ball, Politics Writer, The Atlantic; Ambassador Stuart Bernstein, Chairman, The Bernstein Companies; Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK); Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor, Financial Times; Lawrence P. Fisher II, Senior Managing Director and President of Family Wealth Services, Chevy Chase Trust; Ambassador Laurie Fulton, Former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark; Ben Ginsberg, Partner, Jones Day; David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies; Honorable Patricia Harrison, President & CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; George Kalantzakis, Manager of International Government Affairs, Hess Corporation; Eric Lausten, Chief of Staff for Congressman Lipinski (D-IL), U.S. House of Representatives; Kevin Madden, Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies; Michele Manatt, Meridian Trustee; Ambassador Peter Selfridge, Chief of Protocol of the United States, U.S. Department of State; Morten C. Skroejer, Counsel & Senior Advisor of the Department for Economic Diplomacy, Royal Danish Embassy; Doug Sosnik, Political Strategist; Tom Spulak, Partner and Chair of the Government Advocacy and Public Policy Group, King & Spalding; Randolph W. Tritell, Director, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission; and Yebbie Watkins, Chief of Staff to the Assistant Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives.

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Danish Ambassador Lars Gert Lose Headlines Global Dialogue Dinner on Trade, Security and Presidential Politics | May 2016
Regions: Europe and Eurasia
Countries: Denmark
Impact Areas: Business and Trade, Security and Defense, Governance and Transparency
Program Areas: Diplomatic Engagement
Partners: Diplomatic Corps