Solana will guest of the CUSE
On May 4, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings (CUSE) will host former European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana for the seventh annual Sakıp Sabancı Lecture. In his address, Solana will offer perspectives on security, stability and democracy in a changing world, and discuss how these changes are affecting Turkey’s relations with the United States and Europe and its emerging role as a global player.
Solana began his distinguished public service career in 1977 when he was first elected to the Spanish Parliament. He has served in the Spanish Cabinet as minister of culture, minister of education and science, and lastly as minister of foreign affairs. In 1995, Solana took office as secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). From 1999 to 2009, he was sec. etary general of the Council of the European Union and its first high representative for the common foreign and security policy. He is currently a distinguished senior fellow at Brookings.
(Javier Solana de Madariaga)