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Alistair Morgan, former Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (Photograph by Hiroyuki Shima )

Alastair Morgan CMG, former British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (14 April 2022)

Alastair Morgan CMG (Trinity 1976) will discuss with us his time as British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and views from his distinguished career with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

On Thursday 14 April 2022 at 18:00pm (Tokyo time), 10am (London/Cambridge time) Alastair Morgan CMG, alumnus of Trinity, with a long career with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has very kindly agreed to join us for a zoom discussion about his time as British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  • 6pm (6pm Tokyo time, 10am UK time)- starts
  • 6:15pm – 7:00pm Alastair Morgan
  • 7:00pm – follow-on discussions

Prior registration required until Wednesday 13 April 2022. Anonymous registrations are not accepted, please introduce yourself briefly when you register.

We will upload the recording to the Trinity in Japan Youtube Channel – by participating you agree to the upload of the recording:

Alastair Morgan CMG (Trinity 1976)

Alastair’s career was with the British Foreign & Commonwealth office (FCO) and the home civil service. Alastair started with the DTI (Department for Trade and Industry), and strictly speaking was seconded to the FCO.

Alastair Morgan pursued a very distinguished career in Foreign & Commonwealth Office serving as British Consul-General in Guangzhou (China) from 2010 to 2014, as Commercial Counsellor and Director of Trade & Investment for China at the British Embassy in Beijing from 2007 to 2010.

From 2015 to 2018, Alastair was British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, stationed in Pyongyang.

He was regional security expert and Coordinator of the UN 1874 Panel of Experts on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea sanctions from 2019 to 2021.

Currently Alastair Morgan is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies, at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) of Kings College London, and a Tokyo College Ushioda Fellow of the University of Tokyo, affiliated with Tokyo University’s Graduate School of Public Policy.

From 2002 to 2006 Alastair was First Secretary for Trade Policy and Director of Inward Investment at the British Embassy in Tokyo. Alastair worked also on secondment to Japan’s METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) from 2001 to 2022.

Alastair was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the New Honours for 2019.

Alastair (Trinity 1976) graduated in English Literature from Trinity.

More about Alastair:

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