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How Does International Political Instability Impact a Country’s Positioning?

April 9, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The PRSA-NCC International Committee is teaming up with Susan Davis International (SDI) to host a discussion with the British Embassy, Embassy of Ireland and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States about how international political instability, such as Brexit, impacts a country's positioning.

The discussion is 5 pm - 6 pm followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception from 6pm - 7pm.


1101 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

PRSA-NCC and WWPR Members - $10
Non-Members - $15

Online registration closes at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 9th.

Refund/cancellation policy


Maria Belovas
Head of Press & Public Diplomacy | Spokesperson, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Maria Belovas is the Spokesperson and Head of Press and Public Diplomacy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington since August 2018.

Her team is covering the entire spectrum of press, strategic communications, cultural diplomacy, people-to-people exchanges, and education in close coordination with the EU member states and local partners.

Before joining the EU external action service, she spent 10 years in the diplomatic service of the Republic of Estonia, most recently as Director General for Communications, including during Estonia's very first Presidency of the Council of the EU. Her department was responsible for media relations, public diplomacy, strategic communications, and nation branding. She has also served in Estonian embassies in Portugal and the United States.

Michael Lonergan
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, USA

Michael Lonergan is Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Ireland in Washington D.C. Prior to taking up this appointment in August 2015, he served in Dublin with ‘Irish Aid’ as Director for Southern Africa, Palestine, and South East Asia.

Born in Limerick, he studied law at University College Dublin and joined the Irish Foreign Service in April 1997. His postings include vice consul in Edinburgh, First Secretary, British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat Belfast, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Abuja, Nigeria, Head of Irish Community Affairs, Embassy of Ireland, London, Press Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin and from 2009 to 2013 he served as Consul General in Boston.

Michael Tatham
Deputy Head of Mission to the USA at the British Embassy

Michael Tatham has been Deputy Ambassador to the United States since January 2018. He has completed several diplomatic postings with a specialization in supporting post-communist transition processes and conflict resolution in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans.

He has previously served as Director of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Political Coordinator and Head of Political Section at the UK Mission to the United Nations, British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Head of Western Balkans Group and Balkans Coordinator, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Prague Private Secretary (Foreign Affairs) to Prime Minister.


Susan Ann Davis
Susan Davis International Chairman

Susan Ann Davis is a pioneering woman business owner who opened her agency when relatively few women were experiencing success in the business world, and fewer still owned their own business.

During the past four decades, she has grown Susan Davis International into a global public affairs and strategic communications powerhouse, receiving accolades and recognition from industry peers and earning the respect of business and government leaders around the world.

Internationally known for her expertise in strategic positioning, reputation management, government relations, and crisis communications, she provides counsel to government and industry leaders on six continents.