On October 19th (Wednesday), 2011, a lecture was given by Mr. David Warren, British Ambassador to Japan, on the Tama Campus. The theme of the lecture was the importance of international relations. A video of the lecture is now up on our website. On the day of the event, the auditorium was packed with nearly 600 listeners. Ambassador Warren’s thought-provoking remarks spurred a lively Q&A session by students after the lecture, and throughout the event the auditorium was filled with enthusiasm.
The lecture was part of International Week (this year’s theme of “Britain”), which was held in order to promote the globalization of Chuo University and to encourage students’ inquisitiveness.
Mr. David Warren, British Ambassador to Japan
Born in London in 1952. Majored in English Literature at Exeter College of Oxford University. Entered the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1975. Placed in charge of Japanese and East Asian affairs and worked in offices in both Tokyo and London. From 1991, he was in the Cabinet Office (Office of Science and Technology) and served as the Head of the International Division. During this period, he supervised scientific technological cooperation between Britain and Japan.
He took up the post of British Ambassador to Japan in July 2008.