Talking Diplomacy with Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald Fri, 2014-01-17 18:45

On the 15th October 2013 Sir Nigel Sheinwald came to discuss the changing face of diplomacy, the challenges facing the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the UK’s ability to “punch above its weight” on the global stage. Sir Nigel was the UK Ambassador to Washington DC, Foreign Office Press Secretary from 1995 to 1998 and Europe Director from 1998 to 2000 before serving as the UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Union from 2000 to 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser under Prime Minister Tony Blair and as Head of the Cabinet Office Defence and Overseas Secretariat, with particular interest in the Middle East.