The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs hosted a talk by Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, on Monday, April 25, at 4 pm in the GM Room, Horchow Hall.

He discussed, “Global Developments, Europe and the Challenges for the Humanitarian Community.”

Stylianides was elected as a member of the European Parliament in the May 2014 European elections. He was twice appointed government spokesperson of the Republic of Cyprus (in 2013-2014 and in 1998-1999). He was responsible for the management of the government’s communication strategy and was the head of the government’s centralized Press and Information Office.

From 2006-2013, Stylianides served as a member of the Cyprus House of Representatives (elected in 2006 and 2011). During his tenure, he served as vice-chair of the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs (2011-2013) and member of the Committee on European Affairs, the Committee of Internal Affairs and the Committee of Employment and Social Affairs (2006-2011). Between 2006-2011 he was a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and he was elected member of its Bureau in 2012.