February 11 at 20:00 (GMT+6)
Language of the session is English
On February 11, we invite you to the Global Leadership Forum session with John Everard, the Former British Diplomat, and UN Consultant. Mr. Everard will talk about the consequences of the Pandemic on international relations.
John Everard, in a twenty-seven-year career as a British diplomat, worked in a variety of countries and was appointed ambassador twice (to Belarus and to Uruguay) before undertaking his final assignment as British ambassador to North Korea. He has served on the boards of various NGOs and he was a visiting fellow at Stanford University in 2010–2011.
His distinguished career with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office spanned nearly 30 years and four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America), and included a number of politically sensitive posts. As the youngest-ever British ambassador when he was appointed to Belarus (1993 to 1995), he built an embassy from the ground up just a few short years after the fall of the Soviet Union. He also skillfully managed diplomatic relations as the UK ambassador to Uruguay (2001 to 2005) during a period of economic crisis and the country’s election of its first left-wing government.
From 2010 to 2011 Everard spent one year at Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, conducting research, writing, and participating in major international conferences on North Korea. During this time he wrote a book “Only beautiful, please” about his experiences in that country.”
He holds BA and MA degrees in Chinese from Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, and a diploma in economics from Beijing University. Everard also earned an MBA from Manchester Business School and he is proficient in Chinese, Spanish, German, Russian, and French.