Past Events

Past Global Executive Briefings Winter/ Spring 2019

Monday, April 29

Luncheon with His Excellency Hendrik Schuwer

Dutch Ambassador to the United States

12:30 - 2:00 PM

(Please note new time)

University Club

10th Floor, 111 Lyon St NW, Grand Rapids, 49503
Discounted parking available in the Fifth Third Lot


Cost to attend: $35

Deadline to reserve/cancel is Wednesday, April 24

No-shows will be billed

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Ambassador Hendrik "Henne" Schuwer has been Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States since 2015.


In a 40-year career with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Henne Schuwer has focused his work on the European Union and the transatlantic relations. Since the Netherlands’ presidency of the European Economic Community in 1986, he has been involved in all the Netherlands’ presidencies, ending with his chairmanship of Coreper I in 2004.


He has chaired various working groups in the fields of structural funds and Common Foreign and Security Policy, and was secretary of the EU-Coordination Committee in the Netherlands.

Mr Schuwer also has extensive knowledge of US politics and trade issues due to two assignments in the US. While at NATO, he was responsible for the Bucharest Summit in 2008 and the Strassbourg-Kehl Summit in 2009.

With gratitude to 

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Frederik Meijer Chair in Dutch Language and Culture, Calvin College

Tuesday, March 26

Mexico and the U.S.


Carlos Capistran

Head of  Canada and Mexico economics at

Bank of America, New York City

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Tuesday, March 19

Global Cyber Threats


Peter Jolliffe



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Tuesday, March 5

China-U.S. Trade War


Amy Celico

Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), China team

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