European Conference
February 9 and 10, 2024 | Cambridge, MA

Jovita Neliupsiene

EU Ambassador-designate to the United States

Jovita Neliupsiene became the EU Ambassador-designate to the United States on January 1, 2024. Before that, she was a Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania since September 2022, where she was responsible for the coordination of European Affairs and European bilateral and regional issues, as well as national sanctions coordinator.

From 2020 to 2022, she was Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania, tasked with investment and export promotion; international cooperation, including policy coordination of state-owned enterprises; and chairing the interagency commission for export control.

In 2020, she held the post of Chancellor and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. This position included responsibility for staff coordination and legal and consular affairs. Between 2015 and 2020, she served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the EU. These years were marked by the migration crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 2009 to 2015, she worked as an advisor and chief foreign policy advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite. She was responsible for foreign policy coordination, inter-institutional relations, and the role of sherpa/EU advisor. In this respect, she took a leading position in preparing and coordinating the Lithuanian presidency of the EU Council in 2013. In 2014, she was awarded the State Decoration Order “For Merit to Lithuania” Commander’s Cross.

Speaker Schedule

Saturday, February 10, 2024

at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) and TBD
3:15pm - 4:15pm
EU-US Relations: Building Collective Security in a Shifting World Bojan Marichikj | Jovita Neliupsiene | Christopher Smart Moderated by Jeremy Shapiro
JFK Jr. Forum
AI & (E)U: The Regulatory Road to the Future Brando Benifei | Gabriele Mazzini | Wojciech WiewiĆ³rowski Moderated by Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna
Starr Auditorium