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Mark Lyall Grant

Sir Mark Lyall Grant

Visiting Professor

Research interests

  • Conflict and security

Biography

Mark Lyall Grant qualified as a Barrister before joining the diplomatic service in 1980.  Over the next 35 years, he served in Pakistan (twice), France, South Africa and the US as well as holding numerous positions in the FCO and Cabinet Office in London.  He was High Commissioner to Pakistan (2003-06), Political Director in the FCO (2007-09) and Ambassador to the UN (2009-15).  Most recently, he was the National Security Adviser to both David Cameron and then Teresa May.  In that position, he was head of the National Security Secretariat in the Cabinet Office and Secretary to the National Security Council.  He left Government service in April this year. 

 

Areas of Expertise

  • National Security
  • Pakistan and the Subcontinent
  • EU & Africa
  • Multilateral Diplomacy

 

Publications

Sir Mark has published in articles on the CSCE, nuclear deterrence, UK security, and more recently newspaper comment pieces on Global Britain post Brexit (FT) and National Security implications of Brexit (Observer and Guardian). 

Research

War studies 2
Centre for Defence Studies

CDS is a world-leading Centre for Defence and security research, thought-leadership, consultancy and executive development run by director Professor John Gearson.

News

Experts examine impact and lasting legacy of the Arab Spring

A decade on from the start of the Arab Spring, a group of experts discussed its legacy and ongoing influence across the Middle East, at an event hosted by...

ArabSpring

Events

14AprThe Arab Spring had profound effects across the Middle East.

The Arab Spring: 10 Years On

Examining the legacy of one of the biggest social and political movements ever experienced in the Middle East.

Please note: this event has passed.

Research

War studies 2
Centre for Defence Studies

CDS is a world-leading Centre for Defence and security research, thought-leadership, consultancy and executive development run by director Professor John Gearson.

News

Experts examine impact and lasting legacy of the Arab Spring

A decade on from the start of the Arab Spring, a group of experts discussed its legacy and ongoing influence across the Middle East, at an event hosted by...

ArabSpring

Events

14AprThe Arab Spring had profound effects across the Middle East.

The Arab Spring: 10 Years On

Examining the legacy of one of the biggest social and political movements ever experienced in the Middle East.

Please note: this event has passed.