Her Majesty’s Ambassador Scott Wightman: a day in the life of the British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Lecturer: 
H.E. Scott Wightman
Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace
Admission: 
7,000 won (non-member); free for members

Scott Wightman has served as the British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea since November 2011. In addressing the Royal Asiatic Society, Ambassador Wightman will reflect on his service in Seoul, key priorities and personal achievements. He will put the UK-Korea bilateral relationship into historical context, charting its evolution and, importantly, how it should continue to evolve in the aftermath of President Park Geun-hye's recent State Visit to London.

Before being appointed British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Scott Wightman was Director for the Asia Pacific region in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Prior to that he was Director for Global and Economic Issues, leading work in the FCO on climate change, energy security, trade policy and the global economy. He was the UK Sous-sherpa for the G8 Summit in Toyko in 2008. He previously served as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Rome and worked on political issues in the British Embassy in Paris following a year on secondment in the Asia Directorate of the French Foreign Ministry. After studying Chinese he worked in the Commercial Section in the British Embassy in Beijing from 1986 to 1989. He studied French and European Institutions at Edinburgh University and has also studied Italian and Korean.

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