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Global Britain and the UK-US Special Relationship
Dr. Peter Abbott, OBE, British Consul General to New England and Tom Nickalls, Deputy Consul General will speak on Global Britain and the UK-US Special Relationship.

May 4, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Peter Abbott OBE
Consul General @British Consulate of New England
Dr Peter Abbott has been a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service for 15 years. Before becoming British Consul General to New England in 2020, he served as Counsellor at the British High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, with operational oversight of the largest mission in the UK’s overseas diplomatic network. Earlier in his career, Peter was Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Lisbon. Before being posted to Portugal, Peter covered West Africa, with a particular focus on the emerging threat of terrorism and instability in Mali and the Sahel. Prior to this, he led the Government’s review of the UK counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, based in the Office for Security and Counter-terrorism at the Home Office. This followed a posting to the British Embassy in Washington where he was Private Secretary to the Ambassador, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, from 2008-2010.
Tom Nickalls
Deputy Consul General @Consulate General to New England
Tom Nickalls has been a member of Her Majesty’s Civil Service for 6 years. Prior to becoming the Deputy Consul General to New England in 2020, he served as Assistant Director for Trade in Professional and Business Services in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy where he took part in negotiations on the UK-US Free Trade Agreement. Before joining the Civil Service, Tom was the Deputy Country Director for the International NGO ACTED in Pakistan, and previously worked for the same organisation in Tajikistan. He focused on the design and implementation of humanitarian projects across the Central and South Asian region. This followed a brief spell as an English Teacher at the University of Kordofan in Sudan.