In response to Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, EVP Dombrovskis will highlight the need for accelerated transatlantic cooperation to defend and promote Western democratic values, both in support of Ukraine and at a wider global level. He will also address transatlantic collaboration in tackling global challenges including supply chain resilience, energy and food security, and the need to strengthen global institutions.
The event will be chaired by Jennifer Hillman, Professor from Practice and Co-Director of the Center on Inclusive Trade and Development at Georgetown Law.
About H.E. Valdis Dombrovskis
Prior to his role as the European Commission’s Executive Vice President, Valdis Dombrovskis served as European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union from 2016 to 2020. From 2014 to 2016, he served as Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue. Before joining the European Commission, Dombrovskis served three consecutive terms as Prime Minister of Latvia from 2009 to 2014, becoming the longest-serving elected head of government in the nation’s history. He was a member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009 and served as Latvia’s Minister of Finance from 2002 to 2004.
Prior to politics, EVP Dombrovskis worked as a senior and chief economist at the Bank of Latvia. He also worked as a research assistant at Mainz University in Germany, the Institute of Solid-State Physics in Latvia, and the University of Maryland. In 2011, he co-authored, “How Latvia came through the financial crisis”. He was awarded the Order of the Three Stars, Latvia’s highest state decoration, in 2014. In March 2022, he received the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU Transatlantic Business Award for his contribution in resetting E.U. – U.S. relations.