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- Date and time Wed 13 Apr 2022 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm
- Location Online
Lord Darroch, KCMG and former British diplomat, will be joining Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, for a conversation about his career, how the pandemic has influenced national security measures, his views on recent Russian and Ukraine tensions and possible trade outcomes between the UK and USA. He will also be talking about his time as the USA Ambassador and his relationship with President Trump.
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Lord Darroch's diplomatic career spanned four decades and was primarily focused on national security issues and European Union policy. Before serving as the British Ambassador to the USA from 2016 until 2019, he was the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor, from January 2012 to September 2015. In this role, he was acting as Secretary of the National Security Council and leading the National Security Team on issues such as the rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, Russian aggression in Ukraine, the nuclear threat from Iran and the collapse of government authority in Libya.
Prior to his appointment as National Security Advisor, he served in Brussels as the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union from 2007 to 2011, representing UK interests in areas such as enlargement, the aftermath of the financial crisis, and the issues around European integration. From 2004 to 2007, Lord Darroch served as EU Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat.
Earlier in his career, he served in a wide range of positions and policy specialities, including Private Secretary to the Minister of State responsible for the Middle East, Head of the Adriatic Department during the Dayton Accord negotiations, and Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office News Department. In addition to his two postings to Brussels, he has completed tours in Tokyo and Rome.
In 1997, he was appointed a Companion of Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), and as a Knight Commander (KCMG) in 2008.
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