Actions and Detail Panel
Brazil Week: "Shaking my briefcase" - a talk by Alan Charlton
Wed 22 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
“Worried about BREXIT, election of President Trump, war in the Middle East, semi-frozen conflicts around Russia, political change in Latin America, the rise of China, poverty in Africa and elsewhere, global economic uncertainty, climate change, and lots more besides? Plenty to do for Diplomats!”
Professor Robin Mason, Pro Vice Chancellor (international) will introduce Alan Charlton, who will recount stories from his recent autobiography "Shaking my briefcase". Covering his distinguished career in diplomacy as Ambassador in Brazil, find out how Alan dealt with issues ranging from gorillas to royal visits, as well as his thoughts on the future of Brazil and its role in the world.
Alan Charlton was the British Ambassador to Brazil from December 2008 until June 2013. He was responsible for the promotion of British interests and the delivery of public services in Brazil. As Head of Mission in Brazil, he lead four Posts (Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife), plus the network of Honorary Consuls. Alan was educated at Cambridge, Leicester and Manchester universities. He has a degree in modern languages and linguistics and a post-graduate certificate of education. He was appointed Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George CMG) in 1996, and Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 2007.