War Studies Annual Lecture

Date: Monday 16 February
Time: 18:30
Venue: Great Hall, Strand Campus
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Alumni are invited to attend the annual War Studies lecture. This year’s speaker is Sir John Sawers, former Chief of MI6 and now Visiting Professor in War Studies. 

  • Reflecting on his years in government service, Sir John Sawers will explore the challenges facing Britain today and in the future. 
  • The Principal, Professor Edward Byrne AC, will introduce and chair the event.
  • The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

John SawyerSir John Sawers is the current Chairman and Partner of Macro Advisory Partners. Sir John will be joining Macro Advisory Partners in February 2015 after completing his five-year tenure as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in November 2014.

Prior to joining SIS, Sir John was the UK’s Permanent Representative (Ambassador) to the United Nations (2007-2009), Political Director of the Foreign Office (2003-2007), Special Representative in Iraq (2003), Ambassador to Cairo (2001-2003) and Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister (1999-2001).

He joins Macro Advisory Partners as Chairman upon 26 years of service to the British government. Sir John’s other positions have included: Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, and postings in Washington, Pretoria, Damascus and Sana'a.

In recognition of Sir John’s years of public and diplomatic service, he was made a GCMG in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List. 


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