YPFP is honored to invite its members to a special event hosted by the UK Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, on March 22nd. This special event will be an exclusive opportunity to share an evening with both the UK Ambassador to the United States and the US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun. In addition to being the US Ambassador, Mr. Barzun is also a Churchill Scholar and the theme of the evening will be a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill coining the phrase "Special Relationship". The past and the future of the UK-US relationship will be discussed, and guests are cordially invited to a reception from 5:30p-6:30p, ahead of the discussion.
This exclusive YPFP opportunity will have a very limited capacity and will book up fast, so RSVP today.
About the Ambassadors:
The hosting UK Ambassador, Kim Darroch, has a diplomatic career that spans three decades and has been primarily focussed on national security issues and European Union policy. Kim served as the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor, from January 2012 to September 2015 acting as Secretary of the National Security Council and leading the National Security Team on issues such as the rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, Russian aggression in Ukraine, the nuclear threat from Iran and the collapse of government authority in Libya. Prior to his appointment as National Security Advisor, Kim served in Brussels as the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union from 2007 to 2011.
The US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, has been America’s ambassador to the UK since 2013. Previously he served as U.S. Ambassador to Sweden from 2009-2011. He was a pioneer in the early days of the internet, becoming the fourth employee of CNET Networks in 1993 and working there until 2004 in a variety of roles including Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President. Ambassador Barzun has served on the boards of many non-profits focused on education, public policy, and interfaith relations. He lives in London with his wife, three children and their dog, Lincoln, and Kentucky remains his home.
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