Dinner Club Event: The International Conference as an Instrument of Diplomacy
This meeting of the Society’s Asian Dinner Club (Dinner Club Members and their guests only) will be addressed by
MR MERRICK BAKER-BATES
A former member of the British Diplomatic Service
Merrick Baker-Bates is a former member of the Diplomatic Service with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University and a diploma in European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges. He dabbled in journalism in Brussels before joining the Foreign Office. As a diplomat he served in Japan, the USA and Malaysia. From London he was involved with human rights and development issues at the UN and later headed departments dealing with South America and the Falkland Islands. He took 4 years off from diplomacy in mid-career to be the General Manager of a trading company in Japan, working for the late Hong Kong based shipping and real estate magnate, Sir Y K Pao. The process of diplomacy has been described as “the ordered conduct of relations between one group of human beings and another group alien to themselves”. Merrick believes that a sense of humour is an essential ingredient of success in such relations and he will seek to illustrate this from his own experiences.
21 November 2016
Where: David Lloyd George Room, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Dress Code: Men - Jacket and tie
Tickets: Dinner Club Members and their guests only: £50 (includes dinner and wine)
Sikunder Burnes: Master of the ‘Great Game’
Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD [Nearest Underground Stations Euston Square or Warren Street]
Lecture starts at 1.15pm and ends around 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 2.30pm the day before.
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