EU in the US: “The European Union at a Crossroads”

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{ July 28, 2016 }

EU in the US: “The European Union at a Crossroads”


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The Consuls General of Romania – Eugen Chivu, Poland – Mariusz Brymora, and Germany – Hans Jörg Neumann, will speak at the event and discuss the current situation in Europe, referring to issues such as TTIP, the refugee crisis, Brexit, and the Ukrainian crisis.

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Eugen Chivu – Consul General of Romania in Los Angeles

Mr. Eugen Chivu took office as Consul General, Head of Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles in the month of February 2013.
Before taking over as Consul General of Romania in Los Angeles, Mr. Eugen Chivu has practiced law, serving as a Bucharest Bar member within the Romanian National Bar Association. During his career as a lawyer from June 1994 to July 2012, Mr. Eugen Chivu was Managing Partner of the Law firm Chivu & Associates SCA in Bucharest, Romania.
Since June 1990, Mr. Eugen Chivu served as a member of Romanian diplomatic corps, holding various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From July 1992 until May 1994, Mr. Eugen Chivu has held the position of Head of Private International Law Office in the International Law and Treaties Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. Between June 1990 and June 1991, he served as adviser in the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania. At the same time, his diplomatic career included responsibilities of participating in and contributing to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).
He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest in 1984, thereafter continuing his diplomatic studies at the Diplomatic Institute of International Studies at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom (1991), studies on European integration legislation, the legal basis of the market economy and human rights protection in Europe at the European University Institute (Academy of European Law) Florence, Italy (1993), and intellectual property at the Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, France (1996).

Mr. Eugen Chivu is married to Floarea Chivu, and has one son, Eugen Octavian. He was born in Saliste, Sibiu, on June 10, 1959.

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Hans Jörg Neumann – Consul General of Germany in Los Angeles

Hans Jörg Neumann has served as German Consul General in Los Angeles since July 2015.

Prior to this, he was German Ambassador to Benin in West Africa. His extensive knowledge of the United States was acquired during his time as an exchange student with the American Field Service in Pennsylvania in 1974, and while serving as Political Advisor and Head of Consular and Legal Affairs at the German Embassy in Washington from 2001 to 2005.
Mr. Neumann joined the German Foreign Service in 1987. He has served as Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Bucharest, Head of Consular and Legal Affairs in Prague as well as in the Economic Department of the German Embassy in Cairo and as Foreign Desk Officer for the Maghreb countries.

Before starting his career in the German Foreign Service, Mr. Neumann studied law in Frankfurt and Lausanne, Switzerland. From 1984 to 1985, he spent a year at the Ecole National d’ Administration in Paris. He practiced law in Frankfurt from 1986 to 1987.

Mr. Neumann was born in Berlin and has three daughters.


Mariusz M. Brymora – Consul General of Poland in Los Angeles

Mariusz M. Brymora was appointed the Consul General of Poland in Los Angeles on September 7, 2013.
Before coming to California, he worked as the Deputy Director of the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he supervised the promotional activity of Polish diplomatic missions, including 23 Polish Institutes.
Earlier he had served as the Polish consul in Chicago (1999 – 2003) and as public affairs councilor of the Embassy of Poland in Washington D.C. (2005 – 2009).
Consul Brymora is a graduate of the Faculty of English of Maria Skłodowska Curie University in Lublin, Poland, and holder of postgraduate diplomas in British Culture and History from Warsaw University and Ruskin College, Oxford (England).
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he used to work as an academic teacher and translator of English. His literary translations include two short stories by Bernard Malamud published by Wydawnictwo Literackie in Kraków in 1989. From 1994 until 1998 he served as a councilman and deputy mayor of his hometown Radom, Poland.
He is the co-author and editor of 400 Years of Polish Immigrants in America – the album published in 2008 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first Poles’ arrival at Jamestown, Virginia. He also wrote a short history of The Embassy of Poland in Washington DC, published in 2009. While working in Warsaw, he supervised the screenplay and production of Polska?Tak! – a short documentary on Poland’s image as seen through the eyes of the world’s greatest cultural celebrities.
Consul General M. Brymora is married and has two adult children.



Complimentary Parking Offered

Price: Members & Student $45/ Non-members & Guests $70

5:45pm Reception/Registration | 6:45pm Dinner | 7:00pm Program Begins

Location: Orange County Mining Company – 10000 Crawford Canyon Rd Orange, CA 92705