The US Presidential Election: What it Means for Britain and the World

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Sir Nigel Sheinwald GCMGA lecture by Sir Nigel Sheinwald GCMG, formerly British Ambassador to the USA.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald will reflect on the outcome of the US presidential election and will consider whether it matters as much to Britain and the rest of the world as it used to. In his lecture, Sir Nigel will discuss the state of American foreign and security policy and priorities for the next presidency, including the prospects for transatlantic relations.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald GCMG is a former senior British diplomat. In a thirty five year career, he served twice in Washington, in the 1980s as First Secretary covering US politics (and the 1984 presidential election) and from 2007 until January 2012 as British Ambassador to the USA, with a bird's eye view of the historic 2008 election. Sir Nigel was previously the Prime Minister's Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser and Head of the Cabinet Office Defence and Overseas Secretariat from 2003 to 2007. He served as Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels from 2000 to 2003. Since leaving the Diplomatic Service, Sir Nigel has joined the board of Royal Dutch Shell as a Non-Executive Director, and the advisory boards of the Centre for European Reform, British American Business and the Ditchley Foundation. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at King's College London.

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