Croatian Embassy Media Advisory
Dear Sir or Madam,
We are pleased to inform you that the Ambassador of Croatia to the United States, Dr. Ivan Grdesic will be attending the James E. Smith Midwest Conference On World Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, March 9-11.
The Croatian Ambassador will speak on Monday, March 9 at 9:00am and offer his insight and knowledge on globalization. He will have a unique perspective to offer the panel discussion, due to Croatia’s fairly new independence and current success in the rebuilding of their economy. The Ambassador will discuss the Croatian democratic transition and Croatian foreign policy priorities, such as joining the EU and NATO. Even more, he will talk about the importance of economic reform in the era of globalization and economic relations with the U.S.
Before assuming his ambassadorial duties, Dr. Ivan Grdesic earned his PhD in political science at Zagreb University in Croatia. He later became a Political Science Professor at the same University. He is the author of numerous books and scientific articles and has taught multiple postgraduate courses. He also spent several years researching and lecturing in the US.
Also in attendance for the “World Affairs” conference will be several Ambassadors and Counselors from the Diplomatic arena present in Washington DC.
The annual three-day conference is being sponsored by the College if Business and Technology and is entitled “Global Economy: Promises and Perils of an Uncertain Frontier”.
For more information, please contact: Alan Vojvodic, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia to the United States of America; (202) 986-9476;firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.croatiaemb.org