The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Nicholas Beadle, United Kingdom National Security Council & Secretariat, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Nicholas Beadle is a former Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In 2008, he led the Cabinet Office's Afghanistan/Pakistan Strategy teams and has recently been working on Libya, Yemen and Syria. He has been Private Secretary to successive Secretaries of State for Defence and advised on policy for operations.

In 2004 and 2005, Beadle served in Baghdad as the coalition's Senior Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. He has also worked in NATO, European Union, and UN policy roles and attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. In 2006, Beadle was made a Companion of St. Michael and St. George for his contribution to Security. He read Law in the U.K. and a Masters at Heriot-Watt in Scotland where he is now a Member of Court. From 2007 to 2008, Beadle was a Weatherhead Fellow at Harvard University where he researched multilateralism and regional reconciliation.


As space is limited for this event, RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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