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A Conversation with H.E. Nicole Bintner-Bakshian Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the U.S.

Ambassador Bitner and the flyer
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join Ambassador Patrick Duddy (Director, Duke University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Fellow, Rethinking Diplomacy Program) in an in-person conversation with H.E. Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the U.S., on Wednesday, March 16, at 1PM.

In 1999 after early assignments in Vietnam, Pakistan and India, Ms. Bintner-Bakshian joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she served in many capacities. In 2000, she became deputy Head of Protocol and served for four years as private secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs before joining the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines, as advisor to the Executive Board. She returned to diplomatic service as deputy Chief of Mission in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and Bangkok, Thailand, until she became Luxembourg's first ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 she set up Luxembourg's first regional embassy in Dakar, Senegal, covering Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger as well, while also serving as the country's Special Envoy to the Sahel region.

Ms. Bintner-Bakshian studied at the University of Luxembourg, the European School of Management EAP-ESCP (Paris, Oxford, Berlin), as well as at the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand).

Everyone in attendance must wear a mask/face covering regardless of vaccination status. All non-Duke members are required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the check-in desk before attending the event. Duke will adhere to all university, local and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions.

This event is part of the "Conversation with the Ambassador Series" organized by the DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy Program. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and the Duke Forum for Scholars and Publics. The Rethinking Diplomacy Program is supported by a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund.

Contact: Rohini Thakkar