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War and Diplomacy: Lessons from British Experiences in the Middle East



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Speakers: Sir Tom Phillips KCMG (former British Ambassador), Frank Ledwidge (barrister and former military officer), James Rodgers (broadcast journalist and lecturer)

Series: Olive Tree Middle East Forum

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.

Frank Ledwidge
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.

James Rodgers
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

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6.00pm - 7.30pmWednesday 27th February 2013

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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City, University of London
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United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 4112

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