Briefing with Ambassador Barbara Woodward, Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 am EST


BAB is delighted to welcome Dame Barbara Woodward, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, for a virtual briefing, moderated by Laura Trevelayan, BBC World News America.

In this interactive discussion, Ambassador Woodward will share her perspective on recent global geopolitical, social, and economic developments, and their implications on the future of global commerce, peace and prosperity.

Barbara Woodward is the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
Barbara was British Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from February 2015 until August 2020.

She joined the Board of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Director General Economic & Consular in October 2011 where she worked on economic diplomacy and emerging powers. Barbara has worked on economic and security aspects of foreign policy in China, (where she was also Deputy Ambassador 2007-2009) and Russia (1994-1998) as well as in the EU and at the UN in
New York and Geneva. From 2009-2011, Barbara was International Director at the UK Border Agency.

Barbara was awarded an MA in History from St Andrews University (1983) and in International Relations from Yale University (1990). Barbara was awarded an OBE in 1999 for her part in securing the release of two British hostages from Chechnya. She was made a CMG in 2011 and a DCMG in June 2016.