Biographies

Marc Calcoen

Marc Calcoen

November 4, 2014
An Unsolved Business: The Legacy of the Great War

Ambassador and Consul General of Belgium
Consulate General of Belgium in New York

Education: Law, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium; Political science and social science, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium; Master of Laws, University of Virginia (1985).

Marc Calcoen began his service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgium a few years after earning his LL.M. from the University of Virginia. He was posted to Tokyo as second secretary in 1990, to Buenos Aires as first secretary and deputy head of mission in 1994, and to Paris as political counselor in 1996. Upon returning to Brussels, Calcoen served as advisor to the secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2000 to 2002, he was deputy chief of cabinet and diplomatic advisor for the Cabinet of the Minister-President of Flanders. Calcoen then worked as antici to the European Union Mission before being appointed ambassador of Belgium to Singapore and Brunei in 2005. He became deputy to the president, and secretary general in charge of management, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgium in 2009. Since 2012, he has served in his current role as consul general for the Consulate General of Belgium in New York. He speaks Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, and some Japanese.