The Leaderless Revolution Thu, 2015-01-15 21:33
On the 3rd of December, Carne Ross gave a lecture on his experience and work as a diplomat, challenging both the current British system of political government as well as standardized approaches to global crises. Discussing his books ‘Leaderless Generation’ and ‘The Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite’, Carne illustrates his purpose for founding the Independent Diplomat – a non-profit advisory group in the world of diplomacy. Carne was a British diplomat for over fifteen years before resigning in 2004 in protest to Britain’s invasion of Iraq. He went on to give then-secret evidence to an official inquiry into the use of intelligence on WMD, and then later testified at the Chilcot inquiry. His consultancy now works with Somaliland, the Syrian National Coalition, and Western Sahara to provide them with diplomatic support in international institutions.