Priorities for UK National Security

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In his lecture, Sir Mark will discuss the national security priorities facing the UK and progress to date in implementing the UK National Security Strategy.

Speaker Biography

Sir Mark Lyall Grant KCMG took up the role of National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister on 7 September 2015. He is a career diplomat, and has served on four continents. Prior to his appointment as National Security Adviser, he was the UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2009 to 2015), Director General Political in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he was the Principal Adviser to the Foreign Secretary on strategic foreign policy issues (2007 to 2009) and UK High Commissioner to Pakistan (2003 to 2006). In his earlier postings he served in Paris and Pretoria as Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe in the FCO and worked on EU and Africa policy.

The lecture and subsequent Q&A session will be off the record. The event is open to all RUSI members. To become a member, please click here.

Refreshments will be served from 1215.

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