The MINT course on Cooperation and Competition, Security in Europe and the Role of the OSCE, taught by Visiting Professor Fred Tanner, was honored to have Ambassador Thomas Greminger participate in the final session.
Ambassador Greminger, a distinguished Swiss diplomat, was until recently the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna. Previously, he was the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OSCE and the Chair of the Permanent Council during Switzerland’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2014.
The session he joined dealt with “Multilateralism in Crisis: the COVID-19 crisis and the future of regional cooperation in Europe”. During the meeting, Ambassador Greminger commented on a student group presentation on the impact of emergency measures on human rights and democracy in the OSCE region.
He also contributed to the class's final discussion, exploring the potentials and limitations of the OSCE as a Pan-European organization in light of the crisis of multilateralism and the COVID-19 pandemic.