British diplomat to give University Lecture
Sir Ivor Roberts, president of Trinity College at Oxford and Great Britain’s former ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland and Italy, will be giving a University Lecture entitled, “The Birth of Modern Diplomacy,” on April 19th in UGA’s Chapel at 4:00 p.m.
Born in 1946 in Liverpool, Roberts was educated at St. Mary’s College, Crosby and at Keble College, Oxford. He graduated in Modern Languages in 1968 and took his Master of Arts degree in 1972. Roberts entered Her Majesty’s diplomatic service in 1968 as a third secretary in the West African Department. Over a career spanning four decades, he served in Lebanon, France, Luxembourg, Australia and Vanuatu. He served as the minister in the British embassy in Spain, and served as ambassador in Belgrade, Dublin and Rome. Roberts retired from the diplomatic service in September 2006 on his election as the president of Trinity College.