Conducted on behalf of the University Consortium in November 2020 as the first interview of the UC Interview Series. Sir Laurie Bristow, former UK Ambassador to Russia with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office discusses his past, his take on current events and his message to the next generation of leaders.
Since March 2020, Sir Laurie has served in the UK government as Regional Ambassador to the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and China for the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Prior to this, he was UK Ambassador to Russia (2016-2020) with an extensive background serving in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as Director of National Security, Director of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow, Ambassador to Azerbaijan, and various diplomatic missions including in Turkey and Romania.
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