Sir Alan Munro: a diplomat in the Middle EastWay back in 1958, Sir Alan (not the Sugar one) joined the Diplomatic service and went to Lebanon to learn Arabic. From then on he’s been heavily involved in Britain’s relationship with the Middle East and Africa.
Check out these credentials: he’s been chairman of the Saudi-British Society, vice-chairman of the British Red Cross Society, and chairman of the Algerian Society. Now he’s the chairman of the Beit Trust, helping with educational and medical projects in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. So, basically someone worth listening to. This talk gives insight to his experiences and his recently published memoir, “Keep The Flag Flying”, will be available to buy on the night. All this in the beautiful Dartmouth House.