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CANCELED: US-EU Relations: Perspectives From the Atlanta EU Consuls General | Europe Week

April 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Center for European Studies for a visit from European consul generals based in Atlanta, Georgia, during Europe Week 2020.


Consul General William De Baets took up his position at the Consulate of Belgium in Atlanta in 2016. His jurisdiction covers Alabama, Arkansas, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (Except the counties Campbell and Kenton), Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Mr. De Baets brings to this posting 16 years of diplomatic experience acquired in Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Brussels, where he headed the Foreign Affairs Crisis Center and B-FAST, and Washington, DC. In Washington he focused on political-military affairs under the leadership of Ambassador Verbeke. Before joining the diplomatic service, William De Baets served 9 years in the Belgian Navy, both on board and in headquarters.


Consul General Dr. Heike Fuller has served at Germany’s consulate in Atlanta since 2018. This consulate covers Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, Consul General Dr. Fuller served as the deputy head of mission at the German Embassy in Lisbon, and commissioner for corruption prevention and head of internal revision at the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin. She has also held posts at the German Embassy in Tokyo, the Federal Ministry of Defense in Berlin, the German Embassy in Cairo, the German Embassy in Washington, and the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO in Brussels, among other positions. She holds a doctorate degree in law.


Consul General Shane Stephens assumed his post in Atlanta in July 2015 as the second Irish consul general for the US Southeastern region, responsible for Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Since joining Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2001, Mr. Stephens has served at Ireland’s Embassies to Tanzania, the Holy See, the European Union, Nigeria and Malaysia. Immediately prior to his current post, while working as Assistant Chief of Protocol for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, he was responsible for arranging many of President Michael D. Higgins’ visits abroad and incoming Presidential visits to Ireland.

This event is part of Europe Week 2020!

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April 1, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States


Center for European Studies