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The Falkland Islands and South Atlantic Security Co-operation: A Stone in the Shoe?

  • Pyramid Room, King's Building, Strand Campus Strand London, England United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to the South Atlantic Security: Actors, Interests & Strategies Conference's lecture by Alan Charlton.


The UK sovereignty over the Falkland Islands and the enhanced UK military presence there since the war with Argentina of 1982 are complicating factors in regional consideration of South Atlantic Security. This talk, based on the speaker's experience as British Ambassador to Brazil from 2008-2013, looks at the views of the UK, Argentina and other states on the Falkland Islands and the chances of developing better regional co-operation including the Islands.



Alan Charlton was a British Diplomat for 35 years until 2013. He served in Jordan, Germany (including as Deputy Ambassador in Berlin), the US as Deputy Ambassador, Brazil as Ambassador and at the Foreign Office in several roles including the Dayton negotiations on Bosnia in 1995. His 2016 book, Shaking My Briefcase tells stories from his career. He is an Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Governor of De Montfort University Leicester and a Member of the King's College Brazil Institute Advisory Board. He helps deliver training for diplomats and civil servants at the Foreign Office and lectures widely including on cruise ships.

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