British ambassador to the United States will deliver major policy address at WUSTL Friday, March 4

WHO: Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British ambassador to the United States. He leads the embassy in Washington, D.C., and nine consulates-general around the United States.

WHAT: Sheinwald will deliver a major policy address at WUSTL discussing alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom in the annual T.S. Eliot Lecture. The title of Sheinwald’s address is “Britain and America: An Easy Commerce of the Old and New.”

WHERE: Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall, at Washington University in St. Louis

WHEN: 4 p.m. Friday, March 4

MORE: His talk is the annual T.S. Eliot Lecture, which is named in honor of the famed poet and author who was the grandson of Washington University co-founder William Greenleaf Eliot. The T.S. Eliot Lecture is a unique trans-Atlantic lecture program because it is held every academic year, alternating between venues in London and at Washington University in St. Louis.

In his address, Sheinwald will discuss how the United States-United Kingdom alliance is as important for the two countries’ future as it has been for their past. Sheinwald says that the United States and the United Kingdom are each other’s most important partners in the areas of investment (the United Kingdom investment in the United States supports 18,000 jobs in Missouri alone and one million across the United States); science and research; and global security and counter-terrorism.

ON-SITE CONTACT: Sue McGinn at (314) 603-6008.

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