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Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh on NATO’s Contribution to European Security
European security and the stability in the Euro-Atlantic area are at the core of NATO’s business. Together with other international organisations, such as the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the European Union, NATO has been actively engaged in building the unprecedented stability we have in Europe today.
In her lecture, Ambassador MacIntosh will discuss how NATO and the European Union cooperate on issues of common interest and are working side by side in crisis management, capability development and political consultations.
Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh CMG joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1991 and served at the UK missions to the UN in New York and Vienna, and in the British embassy in Madrid. She served as strategy coordinator for the UN mission in Kosovo from 2004 to 2005, and High Commissioner to Sierra Leone (and non-resident ambassador to Liberia) from 2006 to 2008. Ambassador MacIntosh subsequently took up a fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from 2008 to 2009. She was Director, Strategic Finance at the FCO from 2009 to 2011; Director, Defence and International Security from 2011 to 2014 and Director General, Defence and Intelligence from 2014 to 2016. In January 2017, Ambassador MacIntosh took up her current appointment as Permanent Representative to the United Kingdom’s Delegation to NATO.
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