Tuesday, 13th (date was changed from 15th) December 2022 - Lutz Güllner "Russian war against Ukraine - How does the EU react to Disinformation and Information Manipulation?" 19:00 hrs onwards

We are  excited to welcome Lutz Güllner to speak to the Society at le Cercle des Voyageurs, Rue des Grands Carmes 18, 1000 Bruxelles.  The venue will be the downstairs event space. The restaurant is on a small side street quite close to the Grand Place. All should register as soon as possible in order not to be disappointed, see below.) Looking forward to seeing you there.

This is a joint Cambridge Society of Belgium, the Yale Club of Belgium and The Johns Hopkins Club of Belgium event. Members of which will have priority if numbers become too great.


Lutz Güllner

Mr Lutz GÜLLNER is Head of Division having overall responsibility for Strategic Communications for EEAS HQ and Delegations and HR/VP Authorising officer; with the Cabinet and the Spokespersons Service Liaison with MDs and Ambassadors for Strategic Communication and Public, Digital and Cultural Diplomacy Chairman of External Relations Information Committee.

Previously he worked in the European Commission's Directorate General for Trade, where he was Acting Head of the Unit for Information, Communication and Civil Society. In that work, he particularly focussed on communication activities regarding the EU-US trade negotiations. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Head of the Trade Strategy Unit. He was also responsible for the coordination of EU-US trade and economic relations, including the Transatlantic Economic Council.

In 2009 and 2010, Lutz Güllner was spokesperson for the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. He was also the Commission's spokesperson for trade policy. For a number of years, he coordinated trade and economic relations between the EU and Russia.

Prior to joining the European Commission, Lutz Güllner worked as public affairs consultant in Brussels.

Lutz Güllner studied political science and international relations at the Free University of Berlin and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

He will talk about anti-EU disinformation and the efforts that the EEAS has made towards monitoring and countering it. His speech is entitled, 'Russian war against Ukraine - How does the EU react to Disinformation and Information Manipulation?’


Logistics, Registration and Payment


All members, guests and invitees are welcome if space allows. Preference is always given to full members and on a first-come first served basis:

  • 7pm onwards (or before)  Participants will be welcome and may purchase refreshments. Participants may gather at the downstairs bar in Les Caves, although a ticket does not include drinks at the bar.
  • Approx. 8pm we will commence dinner.
  • Following the main course, our speaker will deliver his remarks and take questions.


Please confirm your attendance ASAP before 11th December. The absolute date limit for choice is Thursday 12th December at 12 noon. Contact by email: Patrick Stephenson, Yale Alumni President p.stephenson[at]mac.com  mentioning who, how many, affiliation, amount payable and what menu choice. Patrick will handle registrations and payment. Those staying for talk and the dinner:

    • Price  per person €40 for dinner which includes wine and water (still or sparkling)


We have opted for a fixed menu with a choice and vegetarian option (contact for more details). Wine and water is included. Please provide your choice per person when making the registration by email. The absolute date limit for choice is Thursday  12th April at 12 noon though please do inform us of your choice as early as possible.

MENU MER ET TERRE (3 services)


Salade du pêcheur, crevettes grises & saumon fumé avec garniture


Carbonnade à la flamande


Flan au caramel


du vin (blanc, rouge ou rosé) + de l'eau

Possibilité d'une coupe de Cava (suppl. 2,50€) ou d'une coupe de
Champagne (suppl. 5€).