Witness Seminar: The Role and Functions of the British High Commissions in the Caribbean

Witness Seminar: The Role and Functions of the British High Commissions in the Caribbean
Date
04 May 2017, 14:00 to 04 May 2017, 17:00
Type
Seminar
Venue
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Description

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, and King's College, London

This group interview of leading British diplomats will assess the role and functions of British High Commissions in the Caribbean from the 1980s to the present, from the perspective of those who worked at these High Commissions. This is an innovative piece of work which uses oral history to identify the priorities of British policymakers and how they have approached the countries in the Caribbean as important regional players. Further, it uses oral history to identify how British diplomats have had to deal with the legacy of the country's imperial past and how they have utilised past and present connections to further British international interests.

Other Witness Seminars in this series have been published by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to further its agenda of 'Diplomatic Excellence'.

For further information and registration, please contact Matthew Glencross

Contact

Matthew Glencross
matthew.glencross@kcl.ac.uk
020 7862 8871