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Sir Julian King

Advisory Board Member

Sir Julian King

Advisory Board Member


Sir Julian most recently served as the Commissioner for the Security Union in Brussels. He was responsible for the security portfolio, with a strong focus on counter-terrorism, cyber threats, political disinformation and counter-radicalisation.  He has over 30 years’ experience as a senior diplomat, serving in international political and national diplomatic roles on behalf of the UK government.  Previous roles include HM Ambassador to France, HM Ambassador to Ireland, Director General at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Director General of the Northern Ireland Office.  He holds a BA from the University of Oxford in Philosophy and Theology.

Positions at the OII

  • Advisory Board Member, October 2023 -
  • Visiting Policy Fellow, March 2020 - October 2023




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