NEW LONDON/LYME/OLD LYME — On Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m., the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) hosts presents retired Danish Ambassador, Friis Petersen. He will discuss the implications of Russia’s war on Ukraine for Europe.
Is Europe’s strategic autonomy becoming more important given the war and the increased geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and China?
The event will be held at Connecticut College, South Lot Blaustein Building, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, or via
Friis Arne Petersen served as Denmark’s ambassador to the United States from October, 2005, until September 2010. Petersen received a Master of Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1978 and became Head of Section at the National Audit Office from 1978-1979. He served as Head of Section in both Economic and Political Affairs at the Foreign Ministry and became the 1st Secretary at the Royal Danish Embassy in Cairo in 1981-1984.
After serving as ambassador to the US in Washington, D.C. in 2005 he was appointed ambassador to China. He served in China as ambassador for five years before becoming Denmark’s ambassador to Germany, and accredited ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Ambassador Petersen and his wife Birgitte currently reside in Copenhagen. He is a frequent lecturer and advisor to several companies.
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