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Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA Modern History, Hertford College, Oxford University
Research Areas: diplomacy, international relations
Tom Fletcher CMG is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice at New York University Abu Dhabi, and Visiting Professor of Diplomatic Practice at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy. He was British Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-15), and the Downing Street foreign policy adviser to three Prime Ministers, (2007-11).
He is an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University, and the Global Strategy Director for the Global Business Coalition for Education, which seeks to harness private sector efforts to get 59 million children into school. He blogs as the Naked Diplomat, and chairs the International Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation, promoting Britain's most dynamic and magnetic sector overseas. Tom has recently led a review of British diplomacy for the UK Foreign Office, and is currently working on a report on the future of the United Nations for the next UN Secretary General.