Why China Expertise Matters

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by Megan Cansfield on April 4th, 2016   406 views

When and Where

  • 04/04/2016
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • China Blue
    135 Watts Street
    New York City
    United States
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Why China Expertise Matters

Event Details

Young China Watchers cordially invites you to a talk with Ambassador Peter Wilson, who will share insight into how his experience as Asia-Pacific Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London and as Political Counsellor in the British Embassy in Beijing inform his current work at the UN, particularly with regards to the UN Security Council.

Why China Expertise Matters
with Peter Wilson, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the UN, New York

Monday April 4, 2016, 6:00PM
China Blue, 135 Watts Street
[6:00 pm] Arrivals and drinks [6:30pm] Event begins


This event requires an RSVP in advance. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP.


 

China Blue is generously hosting us with a minimum consumption charge. To allow us to return to this beautiful space, please help us out by:

  • When you order drinks or food at the bar area, please let the bartender know that you are with Young China Watchers.
  • We are not allowed to take food into the study area where the speech is held, only in the bar area. You CAN take your drinks into the study area, so enjoy drinks!
  • Please only order at the bar–the waiters WILL NOT serve the study area, only the bar area or if you choose to sit down for a meal.

Young China Watchers cordially invites you to a talk with Ambassador Peter Wilson, who will share insight into how his experience as Asia-Pacific Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London and as Political Counsellor in the British Embassy in Beijing inform his current work at the UN, particularly with regards to the UN Security Council.


Before joining the UK Mission to the UN as Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Peter Wilson served as Asia Pacific Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London where he covered North and South East Asia, and Australasia from November 2010. He also served as Director of Strategy for the FCO in 2010.

Ambassador Wilson’s postings have included service at the British Embassy in Beijing, China where he was Political Counsellor from 2007 to 2010 and Second Secretary, Commercial from 1995 to 1998. He has also been posted as Political Counsellor in Islamabad (2005 to 2006) and ran the European Parliament Team at the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels from 1999 to 2002.

Ambassador Wilson was a member of the British Trade Commissioner Leon Brittan’s Cabinet in 1999. He was Head of the Strategic Policy Team for the FCO in London (2003 to 2005) and served as an Assistant Desk Officer, European Institutions at the FCO from 1992 to 1993.

China Blue is located at 135 Watts St [btw Greenwich St and Washington St in Soho/Tribeca]

 

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