Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series - Sir Chris Meyer: The Lessons of History

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The University of Birmingham was pleased to welcome Sir Chris Meyer, former British Ambassador to the United States and Germany, on Wednesday 20 February 2013. He delivered his lecture - The Lessons of History - in the Birmingham Business School as part of he Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series, the University's most prestigious lectures featuring leading public and academic figures. Sir Christopher was a career diplomat from 1966 to 2003 and is also former Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. He is a non-executive director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group, Chairman of the Pagefield Advisory Board, a member of the international advisory board of British-American Business Inc. and Freeman of the City of London. He is author of the critically acclaimed books DC Confidential and Getting Our Way and is a regular commentator, broadcaster and documentary maker for television and radio. His latest documentary series, Networks of Power, aired on Sky Atlantic in early 2012. To request a transcript of this video, please contact

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