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Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the United States to Address Students, Public at UHD

François Rivasseau, Ph.D., deputy head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to the United States, will address UHD students and the Houston community at a public reception Tuesday, June 23, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the UHD Library.

The event, hosted by the French Consulate of Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about current international relations and ask a world leader about the future of trans-Atlantic operations, particularly at the close of President Obama's presidency.

Rivasseau has spent much of his career working on disarmament, security and multilateral affairs. Prior to joining the Delegation, he served as deputy head of Diplomatic Mission at the French Embassy to the U.S.

Rivasseau received the Chevalier of the French Order of the Legion of Honour, the Officer of the French Order of Merit, and the Chevalier of the German Order of Merit (second degree). He holds degrees from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux and the University of Bordeaux III, as well as a doctorate in law from the University of Bordeaux I.

Due to limited space, RSVP by Friday, June 19 to ensure a seat.