Diplomat's lecture will look at UK exit from Afghanistan
OUR man in Kabul will give a lecture next month on how Britain can pull out of Afghanistan "with honour".
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles is preparing to deliver this year's Lord Caradon Lecture at UCP Marjon.
Sir Sherard is a former British ambassador and was the Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Afghanistan.
Dr Malcolm Findlay, director of academic and external corporate affairs at Marjon, said: "The subject of Sir Sherard's talk, "Afghanistan: Exiting with Honour", is highly topical.
"Given his extensive experience, both as a diplomat and in international business, it is difficult to think of anyone better qualified to offer an opinion on how the UK's current involvement in Afghanistan may play out over coming months and years.
"Sir Sherard's talk is particularly resonant for University College Plymouth, which has just been nominated by The Times as the Higher Education International Collaborator of the Year for its work in helping rebuild university provision in Northern Iraq following many years of social instability and war."
The Lord Caradon lectures commemorate the life and work of Hugh Foot, Lord Caradon, and in particular his support for the work of the United Nations.
Dr John Rea, chairman of the Lord Caradon Lectures Trust, said: "With British and American withdrawal scheduled for 2014, the subject is timely."
The lecture on Thursday, November 8 is open to all.
It will be held in the Desmond Tutu Centre at UCP Marjon.
The building will be open from 6.30pm and the lecture starts at 7.30pm.
To attend, contact Anne Inman by emailing email@example.com