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Thursday 19 November 2020


Lord Sedwill in conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods

Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service

Build Back Better: Global Economic and Environmental Resilience in the Covid Era

It has never been more imperative to Build Back Better – in conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods, Lord Sedwill will discuss how to achieve this.

Lord Sedwill

Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG FRGS, is Chairman of the Atlantic Futures Forum and of the G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience, and a member of the House of Lords. He was Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service (2018-20), National Security Adviser (2017-20), Permanent Secretary at the Home Office (2013-17), and UK Ambassador & NATO Representative in Afghanistan (2009-11). Before that he had a diplomatic and security career & was educated at St Andrews and Oxford. Lord Sedwill is President of the Special Forces Club, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society & the Institute of Directors. He is the recipient of several awards and honours for national and international public service.

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.