The Chilcot Inquiry: Lessons for Strategy? Talk by Sir Roderic Lyne Fri, 2016-12-09 12:56

Chaired by Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS, Sir Roderic Lyne, member of the Iraq inquiry committee and Ms Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, discuss their views on “The Chilcot Inquiry: Lessons for Strategy?”.

Sir Roderic Lyne was a member of the committee of 5 Privy Counsellors, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, which conducted the Iraq Inquiry and reported in July 2016. He was a member of the Diplomatic Service from 1970 to 2004, serving as the British Ambassador to the Russian Federation and before that as the UK Permanent Representative to the international organisations in Geneva and as the adviser to Prime Minister John Major on foreign and defence affairs and Northern Ireland. From 2009-16 he was Deputy Chairman of Chatham House.

Bronwen Maddox is the new Director of the Institute for Government. For the previous five and a half years, she was editor and chief executive of Prospect Magazine, the UK’s leading current affairs and culture monthly title. Previously, in 14 years at the Times, she was the paper’s Chief Foreign Commentator, Foreign Editor, and US Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. She is also the author of In Defence of America. In her writing, Ms Maddox has won access to some of the most influential figures in the British government and the Obama Administrations, and in governments across Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. She also appears frequently on television and radio in the UK and US, particularly the BBC’s Today programme, Newsnight and Daily Politics.

This talk was recorded at SOAS University of London, Dec 5th, 2016.