Tag: Diplomat

11th May 2015 Geneva, Switzerland

by Julian Braithwaite

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Becoming our man in Geneva

Grahame Greene’s novel about Geneva ignores it, focusing instead on the nasty foibles of the very rich. And if they mention it at all, modern novelists writing about Geneva use the UN at best as a backdrop for international intrigue but more often as a metaphor for international impotence. For someone preparing to take up […]

Read more on Becoming our man in Geneva | Reply

27th June 2014

Avatar photo

by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

Should Diplomats study Religion?

Earlier this week I was in London to address an in-house training programme of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on religion and foreign policy. The course is aimed at British diplomats, but also public servants from other government ministries; there were a number of participants this week from the Ministry of Defence, and on […]

Read more on Should Diplomats study Religion? | Reply

2nd July 2013 Kingston, Jamaica

by Julia Sutherland

Deputy High Commissioner, Jamaica

Scattering and Gathering: Thoughts on Diasporas

I’ve always liked the word ‘diaspora’, which comes  from Greek and means scattering or dispersion. Before I came to Jamaica I thought of the Diaspora as referring mainly to the worldwide Jewish community.  And indeed, that community is represented here, with its roots in the immigration from Europe of those forced to convert to Christianity […]

Read more on Scattering and Gathering: Thoughts on Diasporas | Reply (1)

8th March 2012 Dublin, Ireland

Robin Barnett

by Robin Barnett

Former Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin

International Women’s Day – female guest bloggers

Today is a very important day. It is my birthday. More seriously, it is International Women’s Day. The role of woman in European society has evolved a lot in recent years, mostly in a positive direction. However, there is a great deal still to do. Women are still under represented at the top levels in […]

Read more on International Women’s Day – female guest bloggers | Reply

5th August 2011

Avatar photo

by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

End of Mission

This will be my last blog entry from La Paz. I am about to complete my mission here after just under four most stimulating and fascinating years in Bolivia. From later this month, I shall be taking up my new post as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Holy See. My successor, Ross Denny, arrives in […]

Read more on End of Mission | Reply