"Diplomatic Thinking: Lessons in forming thinkers and leaders": Nanovic Forum with Catherine Arnold


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Nanovic Forum Lecture: Catherine Arnold

Catherine Arnold OBE, the Master of St. Edmund's College at the University of Cambridge and former British Ambassador to Mongolia, will present the spring 2024 Nanovic Forum lecture on Wednesday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. in 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls. The lecture is open to Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.

This lunch lecture will occur during Ms. Arnold's stay as a Nanovic Forum Diplomat in Residence, during which time she will meet with Notre Dame community members and teach and advise students studying diplomacy in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Her lecture, entitled "Diplomatic Thinking: Lessons in forming thinkers and leaders," will tie diplomacy and education together through her unique perspective as a leader in both fields.

Lunch will be available beginning at 12:00 p.m., while supplies last.

About the Speaker

Catherine Arnold serves as master of St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, a post she took in 2019.

Before being named head of the college, Ms. Arnold served with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the United Kingdom, with posts in Oman, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. In 2015, she was appointed as the British Ambassador to Mongolia, where she served until 2018. Following her ambassadorship, she led units within the FCO, including the Illegal Wildlife Trade Unit, and helped the UK secure its bid to chair the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

About the Nanovic Forum

Generously established by Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic, the Nanovic Forum’s mission is to bring Europe’s leaders from many fields to Notre Dame to explore, discuss, and debate the most pressing questions about Europe today.

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