Peter Westmacott Interview Speaking

Interview with Sir Peter Westmacott, author of “They Call It Diplomacy”

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Sir Peter Westmacott’s 40-year diplomatic career has seen him hold positions such as British Ambassador to the United States from 2012 to 2016, British Ambassador to France from 2007-2012 and to Turkey from 2002-2006. It included four years in Iran before the 1979 Revolution and a secondment to the European Commission in Brussels.

He is now an Independent Non-Executive at Ernst & Young, a Distinguished Ambassadorial Fellow at the Atlantic Council, an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, Chair of the International Advisory Board of Tikehau Capital, a Non-Executive Director of WE Soda Ltd, Volex Plc, and Glass-wall Holdings, and an Advisory Director of Campbell Lutyens Ltd.

His extensive career makes him an expert on subjects such as International Relations, US and UK politics, the EU, Brexit and the Middle East. His ability to see the whole picture—to take into account the economic, cultural, political and security dimensions of any issue and solve problems before they hit fever pitch is what that defines his legacy.

  • 00:17 – 2020 has seen some incredible milestones in global politics; Brexit, the U.S election and of course the effect of COVID 19 world-wide. In your opinion, where do you see the biggest impact?
  • 02:44 – Moving onto the U.S election. What should we expect from the Biden Administration? What are his priorities?
  • 04:55 – What about Biden’s international agenda in term of foreign policy?
  • 07:01 – Your book ‘They Call It Diplomacy’ will be released on the 4th February. Could you give us a brief overview of what we can expect?


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