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Trinity in Japan: Sir Laurie Bristow

June 22, 2023

Sir Laurie Bristow (Trinity 1983) has kindly agreed to join us for a zoom discussion on 22 June 2023. Sir Laurie today is President of Hughes Hall following a very distinguished and challenging career in Her Majesty’s Foreign Service, including posts as HM Ambassador to Russia, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan.

  • 17:00 Tokyo time, Thursday 22 June 2023 start
    • 9:00am UK time, Thursday 22 June 2023
  • 17:15 – 18:00 (Tokyo time) Sir Laurie Bristow (zoom)
    • 9:15am – 10:00am (UK time)
  • 18:00 – (Tokyo time) discussions
    • 10:00am – (UK time)

Sir Laurie Bristow

Sir Laurie Bristow, appointed President of Hughes Hall, Cambridge in 2022, was a British diplomat for 32 years.  He was Ambassador to Afghanistan during the fall of the Republic to the Taliban in 2021,  the UK’s Ambassador to Russia from 2016 to 2020, and Deputy Ambassador to Russia from 2007 to 2010.  He was Ambassador to Azerbaijan from 2004 to 2007.  Sir Laurie regularly writes and comments on Russia and national and international security issues. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and a Senior Associate Fellow of the European Leadership Network.

Sir Laurie read English, and completed a PhD on Ezra Pound, the American poet, at Trinity College, Cambridge.


June 22, 2023
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