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Living Languages 2020: A conversation with Karen Betts

Venue: The Ramshorn

Event Date: 28/04/2020 17:00 - 19:00

Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19 this event has been postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye on the SCILT e-bulletin for details of further Living Languages events in the future.

Living Languages 2020 is a joint initiative from Languages@Strathclyde and SCILT, focusing on employability

Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scottish Whisky Association

Karen Betts was appointed CEO of the Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) in May 2017 after a 16-year career in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Karen held a variety of posts in London and overseas with the FCO. Most recently, she was British Ambassador in Morocco. She was also Counsellor to the British Embassy in Washington and held roles at the UK's Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and the British Embassy in Baghdad. In London, she served in the Cabinet Office and the Joint Intelligence Committee, as well as in a variety of roles in the Foreign Office.

Prior to joining the FCO, Karen worked as a lawyer for Clifford Chance in London and Hong Kong. She studied law at the College of Law in Guildford and history at The University of St Andrews.

Karen is an Adviser to the UK Government’s Board of Trade, the Chair of the CBI's International Trade and Investment Council, a member of the Scottish Government's Trade Board and a Trustee of Raleigh International.

Deadline to register Tuesday 21 April. Register through the link above.

More about the Living Languages series

Living Languages offers language learners at all stages an opportunity to hear from high-profile guests and early career graduates, from a variety of sectors, on the role of languages in their professional lives.

Guests will share their experiences through a relaxed conversation format and the audience will be encouraged to ask questions. These events allow learners to hear about languages in the workplace as well as practise their own language skills.

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