Department of Political Science


In-Conversation with the US and UK Representatives to the UN

30 June 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Barbara Woodward

Democracy & Authoritarianism: The U.S., the U.K., and the Changing World Order In-Conversation with the US and UK Representatives to the United Nations

This event is free.

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Ben Webb


US Embassy
33 Nine Elms Lane
United Kingdom

Can democracy prevail over authoritarianism? With the current war in Ukraine, the question has never been more timely. In this special in-conversation event, two of the highest profile diplomats in the world will discuss the most vexing challenges facing the US and the UK in their quest to preserve and defend democracy. In addition, they will address how challenges to democratic governance at home affect America’s efforts to present a united front abroad, as well as the evolving nature of the US-UK special relationship. Drawing on decades of experience from around the globe, they will also reflect on their distinguished careers as women leaders in the international sphere.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield has served as the US Representative to the United Nations since 2021. Previously she served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2013-2017). Her distinguished Foreign Service career includes an ambassadorship to Liberia (2008-2012), and postings in Switzerland, Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

Ambassador Barbara Woodward

Ambassador Barbara Woodward has served as the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations since 2020. Previously she served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to China (2015-2020). She joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1994, and her distinguished career includes postings in China, Russia, the EU and at the UN.

Moderator: Dr. Julie Norman, UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP)

Register by Friday 10th June for an in-person ticket (spaces limited). You will receive a confirmation email several days prior to the event. Please note that the event is exclusive to in-person attendees.

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday 30 June 2022
  • Timings: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, reception to follow
  • Location: United States Embassy, London

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