Diplomatic reflections on Britain, the EU and the world in times of change and disruption

The Centre for Geopolitics presents a talk entitled, ‘The first 1000 days of Brexit seen from Margaret Thatcher’s window in Westminster – diplomatic reflections on Britain, the EU and the world in times of change and disruption’ with João Vale de Almeida, former EU Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States.

João Vale de Almeida is Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse in Lent Term 2024. He was previously a senior European Union Ambassador who recently retired from active duty after a 40-year international career. He was last posted in London, until November 2022, as the first EU Ambassador to the United Kingdom, after Brexit. Previously he was Ambassador to the United Nations and Ambassador to the United States.

Ambassador Vale de Almeida has vast experience in European and International affairs, combining political, security, and economic aspects and has practiced diplomacy at the highest level over the last two decades. He is a keen promoter of public diplomacy and has engaged extensively as a public speaker in business and academic circles in Europe and in the United States and is regularly interviewed by television, radio, and print media from around the world.

Before taking his position in the UK, João Vale de Almeida was the EU Ambassador to the United Nations, from 2015 to 2019. In New York, he coordinated the EU’s presence in all UN bodies, with a particular focus on the Security Council and the General Assembly, and its interaction with UN’s Secretary General.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception.


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