Ambassador Lecture Series - Ms Melinda Simmons

Course Dates: 11/02/21
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Online

Join us for the next in our 'Ambassadors Lecture Series' with an online lunchtime talk from Ms Melinda Simmons, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine.

Ms Melinda Simmons was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine in September 2019 and is the latest speaker in the City Lit Ambassador Lecture Series. This is Ms Simmons first ambassadorship since joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office* in 2013 as Deputy Director of the Conflict Department. Her extensive career has included stops in the business and non-governmental sectors as well as within government. Ms Simmons was heavily engaged in conflict resolution within the UK’s Department for International Development, responsible for overseas assistance, with special oversight of projects across Africa, the Middle East and Europe during her tenure.

In 2018, Ms Simmons underwent full-time Ukrainian language training; preparing her for this ambassadorship in the fascinating country of Ukraine. Ms Simmons has commented that her diverse background, which also includes a BA in Modern Languages and an MA in European Politics, “makes it pretty easy to talk to anyone,”.

City Lit is delighted to welcome Ms Melinda Simmons for the latest City Lit Ambassador Lecture Series on Thursday 11 February, 13:00 – 14:00 (UK time). The Ambassador will speak for 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes Q&A.

*the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) became the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) following the merger with the Department for International Development (DFID) in September 2020.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.


Book your place

Course Code: EVAMB01

Thu, day, 11 Feb - 11 Feb '21

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £0.00
Senior fee: £0.00
Concession: £0.00

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