United Kingdom Consul General Rachel Galloway will be the guest speaker at a luncheon and discussion presented by the Alabama World Affairs Council on Nov. 2.
The event, which will begin at 11:30 a.m., will be held in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall at the Troy University Montgomery Campus. ALWAC President Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan (Ret.) will serve as moderator for the event, which is free to World Affairs Council members and $20 per person for non-members. Registration is online at www.alwac.org.
“We are delighted to host Consul General Rachel Galloway during these challenging times when our close alliance with the United Kingdom takes on a new importance, with the war in Ukraine and the state of the global economy,” said Givhan. “We look forward to hearing her perspective and understanding better how we can work together at this level.”
As Consul General, Galloway is the senior UK official in the Atlanta Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for and trade, investment and public diplomacy activities in their city and region.
Galloway came to Atlanta following a four-year tour as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia. During her time in Skopje, North Macedonia went through a name change and also became the 30th member state of NATO. Galloway also used her time to support projects to develop youthful talents in information technology and to reduce pollution, lending a hand herself in cleaning the streets.
Her prior tour was as Chair, Mashrek Maghreb Working Group, European External Action Service. Previously, she headed the Neighbourhoods Team, UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKREP), Brussels. In 2008 – 2011, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Galloway was Deputy Head of the International Organisations Department.
In the 2000s, Galloway served a tour in the Washington, DC Embassy, followed by development and reconstruction posts in conflicted places such as Darfur and Helmand (Afghanistan). She also served in HM Treasury’s Counter Terrorism review team.
The Alabama World Affairs Council is a nonprofit organization that sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest. Through these programs, which take place at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, the Alabama World Affairs Council aims to promote public awareness and understanding of international affairs as they relate to U.S. interests in the context of political, economic, cultural, historical, and military issues.