Geopolitical & Socioeconomic

Sir Geoffrey Jackson's Contribution to the study of Terrorism and Violence

  • SCI Belgrave Square, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London

Canning House is delighted to welcome Professor Alvaro Diez de Medina  to present a talk and the findings of his research on Sir Geoffrey Jackson, a former British Ambassador to Uruguay, and his contribution to the study of terrorism and violence, and in turn peace-building in Latin America and the world.

Canning House is delighted to welcome Professor Alvaro Diez de Medina to present a talk and the findings of his research on Sir Geoffrey Jackson, a former British Ambassador to Uruguay, and his contribution to the study of terrorism and violence, and in turn peace-building in Latin America and the world. During his time as Ambassador in Montevideo, Sir Geoffrey was kidnapped by Tupamaros guerrillas in 1971, enduring a captivity of eight months. After his release he retired at the end of 1972 with the honorary rank of Deputy Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office, having served for 35 years in the diplomatic service, of which 31 had been spent abroad. He went on to write numerous books including People's Prison and Surviving the long night: an autobiographical account of a political kidnapping - as part of his insights into, and study of, terrorism and violence.

His findings in these works written in the 1970s are as pertinent today as they were then, and could offer a valuable insight and potential solutions to the world's seemingly interminable problems with violence and terrorism.

Alvaro Diez de Medina is a Professor of Political Philosophy at the School of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Montevideo. He is also the former Uruguayan Ambassador to the United States, from 1995-2000.

This event will be chaired by Donald Lamont, former British Ambassador to Uruguay (1991-1994).

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