Closing Event – Breaking News

february, 2023

24feb6:30 pm8:30 pmClosing Event - Breaking News


(Friday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Eckerd College Bininger Center for the Performing Arts

4200 54th Ave S

Event Details

Panel Discussion moderated by John Maguire

Speakers for this event

  • Andreas T. Siegel

    Andreas T. Siegel

    Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Miami/Florida (USA) Andreas Siegel is a career diplomat with a broad range of international experience in strategic, political, economic and cultural affairs. He holds both a (postgraduate) diploma of the College of Europe, Bruges/Belgium and a Master degree of French, English and American literature/linguistics of the University of Freiburg/ Germany. Andreas has had a long-time connection and affinity with the United States: he was an AFS exchange student in Michigan in the 1970ies. And his first foreign assignment as a diplomat was to serve as a Vice-Consul at the German Consulate General in Boston, Mass. Before coming to Florida in July 2019, Andreas headed the German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Previously, he had been working at the German Permanent Representation to NATO in Brussels, focusing on arms control, counter-terrorism and NATO-Russia working groups. Prior to that, he had been working for six years in Strasbourg/France: initially as Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe (CoE), and then – on leave from the Foreign Service – as Director of Strategic Planning of the CoE. During this period, Andreas negotiated several Cooperation Programs on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law with Russia and Ukraine. His professional experience also includes: working as a spokesperson of the German Delegation to the European Cultural Policy Committee in Brussels and heading a cross-border cooperation unit at the Foreign Ministry. He also worked as Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Lilongwe/Malawi (South-Eastern Africa) and spent three years at the Federal Chancellery (Desk for strategic and security issues) , followed by a “double-hatted posting” in Morocco as Head of the economic section of the Embassy (in Rabat) and as Consul General in Casablanca.

  • John Maguire

    John Maguire

    John Maguire, who retired last July, was Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Medias Monde, a French public service media organization, from September 2013. From March 2012 to September 2013, he was Director of International Development, Audiovisuel Exterieur de la France; from May 2010 to March 2012 he served as Director of International Affairs, Radio France Internationale and from 2004 to 2010 he was head of RFI's International Training Department. Before that he spent six years as Managing Editor of RFI's English service. He has forty years experience in the media world and has contributed work to journalistic outlets in France, Ireland and the United States.

  • Robert Bruce Adolph

    Robert Bruce Adolph

    Robert Bruce Adolph is a successful international speaker, author, and commentator, who is a retired senior US Army Special Forces officer and United Nations security chief. He holds graduate degrees in both international affairs & national security studies and is a qualified Military Strategist. In and out of uniform, Robert lived and worked in 16 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He possesses the ultimately tragic trifecta of having supported counterterrorism activities in the military, conducted antiterrorism mitigation measures in the United Nations, and became an actual victim and survivor of terrorism in a jihadist suicide bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq that killed twenty-two and wounded another more than one-hundred and fifty. He also has the unusual distinction of being twice fired and twice promoted during his nearly 15 years of UN civil service. Robert is a former Chief of the Middle East and North Africa at UN Headquarters in New York City. Per the publisher, his book entitled, “Surviving the United Nations,” is their number one best-seller. He has been a frequent guest columnist for the Tampa Bay Times, Holland’s Atlantic Perspectives Magazine, the US Military Times and many more. In 2022, he served as the mission leader of a multi-national team in support of war crimes investigators for the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine. Discover more at

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