A lecture “Foreign Policy Challenges and the United States – Estonia Relationship” on Monday, February 1 at 15:00-17:00.

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes the first public lecture by the new U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, H.E. James D. Melville, “Foreign Policy Challenges and the United States – Estonia Relationship” on Monday, February 1 at 15:00-17:00.

Following his talk, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic. The talk and the following discussion will be moderated by Mr Lauri Mälksoo, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute.

The event will take place in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and pre-registration of participants is necessary (kirsika@evi.ee). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry.

James D. Melville graduated from Boston University with an honors degree in history, has a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and is a member of the bars of New Jersey and New York. 

Ambassador Melville’s most recent position with the State Department was as the Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany.  From 2010 to 2012, he served as Executive Director of the Bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs and International Organization Affairs. Prior to that assignment, he served as Minister-Counselor for Management Affairs at Embassy London from 2008 to 2010 and at Embassy Moscow from 2005 to 2008. Ambassador Melville’s first Foreign Service assignment was in the U.S. Embassy to the German Democratic Republic from 1986-1988. He has also served in Seychelles, St. Petersburg, at the U.S. Mission to NATO, and in Paris.  In Washington, he has worked in Legislative Affairs, as a Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center, and at the Foreign Service Board of Examiners. 

(More information- http://estonia.usembassy.gov/ambassador2.html)

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