Talk by Simon Smith: "Ukraine: The New Cold War?"

"Ukraine: the New Cold War?"

Talk by Simon Smith, the British Ambassador To Ukraine

Date and time: Monday, 12 May, 6:00PM
Venue: Blue Boar Room, Christ Church College

The Oxford University Ukrainian Society hosted His Excellency Simon Smith, Ambassador of the UK to Ukraine, in association with the Oxford International Relations Society. The Ambassador delivered a talk, entitled ‘Ukraine: The New Cold War?’ The talk was followed by a formal question and answer session, and then a drinks reception with Ambassador Smith himself.

Simon Smith has been British Ambassador to Ukraine in Kyiv since September 2012. He joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1986. He was posted in Moscow as Counsellor (Economic/Commercial), responsible for the promotion of trade and investment, from 1998 to 2002. From 2007 until August 2012, he was the British Ambassador to Austria, and the UK’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organisations in Vienna, and Governor on the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He speaks English, German, Russian, French and Japanese, and he is keenly studying Ukrainian.

The event was open to paid members of the Ukrainian Society (and paid members of the Oxford International Relations Society).


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