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British ambassador to visit BYU for lecture March 12

His Excellency Sir David G. Manning, ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United States, is scheduled to speak at Brigham Young University Monday, March 12, at 2 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Admission will be free, and the public is welcome to attend.

The ambassador will address “British-U.S. Relations and Priorities.”

Sir David received the ambassadorial appointment to the United States in September 2003. He has been a member of the Foreign Service since 1972 and has held posts in Warsaw, Poland; New Delhi; Paris; and Moscow, among other places. In 2000, Sir David became the permanent United Kingdom representative to NATO and foreign policy adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a position he held until 2003.

The ambassador was recently named knight commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He received his education at Oxford and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at


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