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Thursday 10 September 2020

17:00

Ambassador John Bolton

Former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump

The Room Where it Happened

As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, Ambassador Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. The result is a White House memoir like no other.

In conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, John will be sharing the highs and the lows, the turmoil and the conflict.

Ambassador John Bolton

Ambassador Bolton served as Assistant to President Trump for National Security Affairs from April 9, 2018 until his resignation on September 10, 2019. From January 2007 until April 2018, he served as a Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

He was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Bolton served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from May 2001 to May 2005.

Throughout his distinguished career, Ambassador Bolton has been a staunch defender of American interests. While Under Secretary of State, he repeatedly advocated tough measures against the nuclear weapons programs of both Iran and North Korea, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction worldwide. He led negotiations for America to withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty so that the Bush Administration could proceed with a national missile-defense program.

Professor Ngaire Woods

Ngaire is the inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at University of Oxford. Prof. Woods is a recognized world authority on international relations, global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, and the role of international institutions. She founded and is the Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme. She helped to lead the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and, before her appointment as Dean, served as the School’s Academic Director. She has authored books and numerous articles on international institutions, globalization, and governance.

"If you don’t like turmoil, uncertainty and risk - all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made and sheer amount of work - and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else"

Amb. John Bolton