Former Position: Director for International Security at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Speaking in: First Week, Hilary 2011
Speaking on: International Security– Challenges and Changes in 2011
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Paul Johnston was Director for International Security at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) until December 2010, a post he had occupied since 2008. In this capacity, he was responsible for UK foreign policy on the UN, NATO, European Security, arms control and disarmament, human rights, and global good governance. He had previously been Head of the Political Section for the UK Mission to the UN in New York (2005-8), Head of the Security Policy Department at the FCO (2002-4), Deputy Head of the EU Directorate for External Relations (2001-2), Head of the European Defence Section within the FCO’s Security Policy Department (2000-1), Head of the Kosovo Policy Team within the FCO’s European Affairs Directorate (1999-2000), 2nd Secretary to the UK Embassy in Paris (1995-9), Bosnia Desk Officer within the FCO’s European Affairs Directorate (1993-1995), Private Secretary to Lord Owen during his work with the Bosnia Contact Group (1994-1995), and a Policy Officer at the Ministry of Defence (1990-1993). He will take up his next diplomatic posting, as HM Ambassador to Stockholm, in the summer of 2011.
(Current as of Jan 2011.
See previously Trinity 2010. )
Last Updated ( Monday, 28 March 2011 )