War and Diplomacy: Lessons from British Experiences in the Middle East
- 27 February 2013
- 18:00 - 19:30
- College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB, UK
- Olive Tree Middle East Forum
- Sir Tom Phillips KCMG (former British Ambassador), Frank Ledwidge (barrister and former military officer), James Rodgers (broadcast journalist and lecturer)
- Event Type:
- Open to:
- Public; Staff; Students; Alumni; Academics
- Admission Price:
- Free of Charge
- Event Created:
- 2013-01-21 09:36:07
- Event Details:
To discuss their insights we bring together a former ambassador, a soldier and a TV journalist, all with considerable experience on the front-line in their respective professions, in the Middle East and beyond.
On The Panel:
Sir Tom Phillips KCMG
was British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (2010-12) and to Israel (2006-2010). Prior to that he was the FCO Director responsible for Afghanistan and South Asia, and he headed the FCO's Eastern Adriatic Department during the Kosovo crisis.
is a barrister and former military officer who served in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. His book Losing Small Wars, provides a trenchant critique of Britain's most recent military engagements in the Middle East.
is the author of Reporting Conflict and the forthcoming No Road Home: fighting for Land and Faith in Gaza. Both books reflect on his experiences as a BBC correspondent covering the Middle East, before he moved to academia as a Lecturer in Journalism, now at City University London.
All Welcome, Wednesday 27 February 2013, 6 - 7:30pm
College Building, City University London, 280 St John Street, London EC1V 4PB
- Event title:
- War and Diplomacy: Lessons from British Experiences in the Middle East
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