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In this episode, Karin talks to the new Chair of the Institute, the Rt. Hon Sir David Lidington, KCB, CBE. Sir David discusses his career from the early days as a special adviser to eventually becoming Prime Minister Theresa May's de facto deputy, as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Sir David also reflects on the difficult choice of leaving government and on the poetry that best reflects the mood of 2020.

'In Context' is RUSI's flagship podcast and comprises a series of interviews with notably figures in security, defence and politics. These conversations track their lives and careers.

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Dr Karin von Hippel
Director-General

Dr Karin von Hippel became Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on 30 November 2015. 

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