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Transcript of interview: Sir Nigel Sheinwald, 2016 - 2017

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 156

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds: The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates

  • 2016 - 2017

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

Nigel Sheinwald was born 26 June 1953, the son of Leonard and Joyce Sheinwald. He was educated at Harrow County School for Boys and Balliol College, University of Oxford (BA Classics 1976; Honorary Fellow 2014). In 1980, he married Dr Julia Dunne, having three sons.

Sheinwald joined the Diplomatic Service in 1976 and his career included: Japan Desk, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1976-77; Russian language training, 1977-78; Third, later Second Secretary, Moscow, 1978-79 [Soviet Union]; Rhodesia/Zimbabwe Department, FCO, 1979-81; Eastern European and Soviet Department, FCO, 1981-83; First Secretary, Washington, 1983-87; Deputy Head, Policy Planning Staff, FCO, 1987-89; European Community Department (Internal), FCO, 1989-92; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, UK Permanent Representative to EU, 1993-95; Head of News Department, FCO, 1995-98; Director, EU, FCO, 1998-2000 ; Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to EU, Brussels, 2000-03 ; Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser to the Prime Minister [Tony Blair], 2003-07; Ambassador to the United States, 2007-12 ; Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing, 2014-15.

Extent

1 file(s)

Language of Materials

English

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