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Foreign policy and the diplomat - the end of the affair?

Sir Michael Jay, who retires as Foreign and Commonwealth Office Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the end of July, will give a public lecture at LSE on Wednesday 26 July.

He will ask what the role of foreign policy is in a world where foreign and domestic policy are increasingly intertwined; a world dominated by instant messaging and 24-hour news coverage. What foreign policy do we need if we are to tackle the complex and urgent challenges of an ever more globalised world?

Sir Michael Jay will retire after more than four years as Foreign and Commonwealth Office Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service. He has had a varied civil service career including postings to Paris, New Delhi and Washington. The Prime Minister also nominated Sir Michael as his personal representative to the Gleneagles and St Petersburg G8 Summits.

Zeinab Badawi will chair this event.

Foreign Policy and the Diplomat: the end of the affair? is on Wednesday 26 July 2006 at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

posted 17 July 2006

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