May 19, 2014 | by Adam Bye Last week saw our annual Leadership Conference when Ambassadors from around the world return to London to look at how the Foreign Office can deliver most effectively for British nationals. Like last year, the opportunities offered by digital to improve our work were a theme through the event.Read more
Approximately, 350 Sri Lankans attended the mobile consular service and the activities of the day included processing of applications for new passports, attestation of documents, police clearance certificates, issues pertaining to lost passports, assistance with regard to employment in Ethiopia, compensation and repatriation related issues of migrant workers and certification of application forms to open NRFC accounts in Sri Lanka.Read more
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Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
Part of UK in Austria
5th March 2020 Vienna, Austria
Authors you should read moreI’m looking at my bookshelf at home when I notice a weird similarity to the rogues’ gallery of former British ambassadors to Austria in the embassy.
My bookshelf is dominated by male authors.
The rogues’ gallery for Vienna is exclusively male, up until my excellent predecessor, Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque (in Vienna 2012-16).
Male domination of both literature and diplomacy belongs in the past. Despite their relative rarity on my bookshelves, I enjoy many women authors: a quick scout turned up Jane Austen (“Pride and Prejudice” – a fantastically elegant, and funny, book); Charlotte Bronte (“Jane Eyre”); AS Byatt (“Possession”); Jung Chang (“Wild Swans”); Jackie Collins (“Hollywood Wives” – my tastes are eclectic); George Eliot (“Middlemarch” – one ..Read more
hsgac.senate.gov; on the controversy re the Confucius Institutes, see also (1)
Testimony of Jennifer Zimdahl Galt [JB – see] Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations February 28, 2019
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Chairman Portman, Ranking Member Carper, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss China’s interference with U.S. educational activities. I would also like to thank my colleagues who join me here today. My testimony will focus on the State Department’s responsibility to regulate and monitor the participation of Chinese nationals in the Exchange Visitor Program, which is the Department’s international exchange program that makes it possible each year for over 300,000 exchange visitors from nearly 200 countries and territories to travel to the United States to participate in educational and cultural exchanges.
The Bureau of E..
Committee on Budgetary Control
Part IV – Special Report No 22/2017 of the Court of Auditors entitled “Election Observation Missions – efforts made to follow up recommendations but better monitoring needed” …
28. Believes that election observation activities play a key role in public diplomacy [JB emphasis] by offering impartial assessment and constructive recommendations which can be followed up by national stakeholders, including civil society organisations …