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Discussant: Professor John Gearson, Vice Dean - International, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy , Professor of National Security Studies
Speaker: Professor Michael Clarke, current Specialist Advisor to the government's Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy and former Director General of RUSI.
Professor Michael Clarke, Visiting Professor at King’s College London, will discuss his career and experience working in strategy and national security, including as a former Director General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), serving on the Prime Minister’s Security Forum and the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, and acting as Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Defence Committee.
'Conversations with Strategy' is an events series offering all War Studies students a unique opportunity to gain insights from some of our most prestigious visiting fellows. From former diplomats to intelligence analysts, journalists, civil servants and policymakers, visiting fellows will discuss their career journey, key tips, advice for success in their chosen profession and the lessons they’ve learned, and offer insights into contemporary strategic challenges.
This will be followed by a Q & A and conversation with students.
Professor Michael Clarke is a Fellow of King’s College London. He was Director General of the Royal United Services Institute from 2017-2015 and is now a Distinguished Fellow at RUSI. Prior to that he was Professor of Defence Studies at King’s College London, and Deputy Vice-Principal for Research Development. In addition to his Visiting role at KCL he is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, where he is Associate Director of its Strategy and Security Institute. He is Fellow of the University of Aberystwyth and in 2019 was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Defence Studies.
He was a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Defence Committee from 1997 to 2019, and is now Specialist Advisor to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy. He has served on the Prime Minister’s Security Forum and the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel.
This event is part of the 'Conversations with Strategy' seminar series, that will offer students a unique opportunity to gain insights from the Department's distinguished visiting fellows.
Please register via Zoom, once registered attendees will receive an email confirming the joining details.
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