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Online Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Wednesday 24 March 2021 / 6:30pm
Online Lecture by Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan

Date
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Time
6.30pm (GMT)
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Booking Details
Free and priority booking for Japan Society members and their guests.

Non-members price: £7
Bookings open for non-members from 15 February 2021
(More details on how to become a member here)

Book online here


The current British Ambassador to Japan, Paul Madden, will complete his tour of duty at the end of February 2021. In his annual update for the Japan Society, Mr Madden will look back over his four years in Japan, as well as reflecting on the past eventful year in particular. This talk comes at an important time during the COVID-19 global pandemic and in the wake of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and the recent US Presidential election. These might be expected to have significant influence over the economy and security, both globally and regionally, and make the Japan-UK partnership increasingly relevant. The event will be chaired by Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott.

The Society’s annual lecture by the current British Ambassador is always relevant, thought-provoking and useful to people from across its membership, as well as being extremely well attended. The Ambassador will speak for 30-40 minutes, after which there will be time for off-the-record discussion and questions.

Paul Madden CMG became British Ambassador to Japan in January 2017. He was previously British High Commissioner to Australia (2011-15) and British High Commissioner to Singapore (2007-11). He was Additional Director for Asia Pacific at the FCO in 2015 and Managing Director at UK Trade and Investment (2005-7). As Assistant Director of Information at the FCO (2003-2004) he was responsible for public diplomacy policy, including managing the FCO funding of the BBC World Service, the British Council and the Chevening Scholarships programme.

He led the team responsible for the award winning UK pavilion at the Aichi Expo in Japan 2005. He has an MA in Economic Geography from Cambridge University, an MBA from Durham University, studied Japanese at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at: events@japansociety.org.

Booking Info

  • Free and priority booking for Japan Society members and their guests only.
    Non-members price: £7 - Bookings open for non-members from 15 February 2021 (More details on how to become a member here).

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Book online (members) Free
Book online (non-members) £7.00