Special Lecture: ‘Post WWII world and European order: perspective of Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the inaugural lecture of ‘POL324G: International Approaches to State-Building, Reform and Good Governance’ on:

‘Post WWII world and European order: perspective of Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood’

Dr. Katarina Mathernova, LL.M.
Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Neighborhood & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission (strictly Chatham House rule)

Monday, 28 January, 2019

18:00 – 19:30 

Vesalius College (Rome/Lisbon Room), Plainlaan 5, 1050 Brussels

Katarína Mathernová is Deputy Director General of DG NEAR, the Directorate General for Neighbourhood & Enlargement Negotiations. She has previously served as Deputy Director General in DG Regional Policy where she was in charge of Cohesion Policy Coordination between 2007-2010. Dr. Mathernová has held senior management and advisory posts at the European Commission, the World Bank (2002-2004 and 2010-2014), and in the reform government in Slovakia (1998-2002) where she was Chief Institutional and Policy Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, key architect of the Slovak economy’s transformation. 

Dr. Mathernová holds a Juris Doctor degree from Comenius University in Bratislava, a Masters of Law degree from the University of Michigan, is a member of the New York Bar, and speaks six languages. She started her career in private practice of law in the US, with distinguished New York and Washington DC Law Firms. Her distinctions include the award Slovak Woman of the Year in 2000 and the Pro Bono Human Rights award in 1993 from the International Human Rights Law Group. She is a member of several Boards and the author of publications on Slovak and Czech economic and legal affairs. 


This lecture is also open to the public.
Attendance is free but registration is required. Please register HERE.