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IAC & IAWA Fireside Chat with Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States

  • December 09, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar, Access Information Sent Upon Registration
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Join the International Aviation Club (IAC) and International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) for a special program.

We are pleased to host a Fireside Chat with Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States

Our moderator is Karen Walker, Air Transport Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week Group.

The event will begin at 11:00 am EST.


Members: No charge for current IAC or IAWA members to participate in this program. Each member can register one guest at no charge.

Nonmembers: $25 (Not a member? Click here to join IAC; Click here to join IAWA.)

Note: We are using the Zoom webinar platform to deliver this program. Attendees can access via the Zoom app or a browser. Access information will be sent upon registration.

Our Featured Guest: Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States 

Prior to arriving in DC, Dame Karen Pierce was the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York since March 2018. Prior to this role, Dame Karen served as the Director General for Political Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth in London, from 2016.

Dame Karen joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1981. Her first role was in Tokyo between 1984 and 1987, after which she returned to the UK to work in the Security Policy Department. Karen worked in Washington as the Private Secretary to the British Ambassador to the United States between 1992 and 1995. Between 1996 and 2006, Dame Karen held several positions in London including Team Leader for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Deputy Head of Eastern Adriatic (Balkans) Department, Head of Newsroom, Head of EU Department (Bilateral) and concurrently Head of Afghanistan Political Military Unit after 9/11 before returning to the Balkans as Balkans Coordinator from 2002 to 2006.

In 2006, Dame Karen moved to New York for the first time to be the Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador at the UK Mission to the UN. In 2009, she returned to London to become the Director of South Asia and Afghanistan Department and the UK’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2012, Dame Karen started her second multilateral role, this time in Geneva, where she was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK Mission to the United Nations, World Trade Organization and Other International Organisations until 2015. Between 2015 and 2016 Dame Karen was the UK’s Ambassador to Afghanistan.

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