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November 13, 2013

Estonian ambassador to speak at Purdue

Marina Kaljurand

Marina Kaljurand 
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Marina Kaljurand, the Republic of Estonia ambassador to the United States, will speak at Purdue University Nov. 21.

The speech, sponsored by Krannert School of Management and the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), will be at 3 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 318. It is free and open to the public.

Kaljurand will discuss foreign policy challenges in Estonia and a 2007 cyber attack on that country.

Kaljurand has been ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada since 2011. Before that, she was Estonia's undersecretary for foreign economic relations and development aid. She also has been ambassador to Russia, Kazakhstan and Israel.

She earned a master's degree in international law and diplomacy from Tufts University. She also has a professional diploma in international relations from the Estonian School of Diplomacy and a law degree from Tartu University in Estonia. 

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

Source: Tim Newton, Krannert director of external relations and communication, 765-496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu