Global Challenges Confronting the U.S. and its Allies
The Threat of Isis to Regional Stability and National Security
The Role of Turkey in confronting Isis, The Civil War in Syria, and Europe's Migration Crisis
Prospects for Global Free Trade
The Economic, Political, and Security Implications of the Iran Nuclear Deal
The Future of Europe
Prospects for the June "Brexit" Referendum
Security and Privacy in Today's Digital World
The Case for Diplomacy
Sir Peter Westmacott became British Ambassador to the United States in January 2012, ending his service in January 2016 after over 40 years as a British diplomat. During his tenure in DC, he promoted trade and investment between the US and UK, political, defense and intelligence links, culture, tourism and higher education. He engaged closely with the Administration, Congress and the media and travelled extensively across the country.
Before coming back to Washington, where he had already served at the British Embassy in the 1990s, Sir Peter was Ambassador to France from 2007 to 2012, and Ambassador to Turkey from 2002 to 2006. His career in the British Diplomatic Service has also included four years in Iran, three years as Director Americas at the British Foreign Office, and a stint as Deputy Private Secretary to Prince Charles and Princess Diana from 1990 to 1993.