2 December 2021
Elmwood Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1NN
Andrew Heyn CMG OBE will reflect on his distinguished diplomatic career in the UK Foreign Office from 1989 to 2020.
Having joined the FCO the year the Berlin Wall came down, he served in Venezuela during two attempted coups d’état, in Portugal spanning the changeover from Major to Blair, in Dublin as Deputy Ambassador encompassing the Celtic Tiger years and the signing of the St Andrews Agreement, in Myanmar as Ambassador during the period when the country opened up, and finally as Consul-General in Hong Kong, spanning the protest movement and repressive aftermath.
Andy will talk about how foreign policy has been carried out in this period of dramatic geopolitical change and how the apparent victory of 'Western' values in 1989 hasn’t worked out as expected.
This event has been organised by the Northern Ireland committee.
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