LSE graduate Dame Karen Pierce has been named as the UK’s new Ambassador to the US. She will be the first woman to hold the position.
Dame Karen, who is currently the UK’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, graduated with Distinction in LSE IDEAS’ Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy 2012.
Prior to her appointment as Ambassador to the UN in 2018, Dame Karen was Director-General Political at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, having previously served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, and as the Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.
Congratulating her on her new role Professor Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS said: “All of us here in LSE IDEAS are absolutely delighted that Dame Karen Pierce - one of the very first students to study on our Executive Masters in International Strategy and Diplomacy - has been appointed to this critically important post at this most crucial of moments in the Anglo-American relationship. We wish her the very best in her new role in Washington."