[10], She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 2018 Birthday Honours. [4][5], Pierce joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1981. Undergraduates. 'Wait Wait' For Oct. 3, 2020, With Not My Job Guest Dame Karen Pierce. Yesterday, First Lady Melania Trump spoke with Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce of the United Kingdom. [2][3], Pierce was educated at Penwortham Girls' High School in Lancashire and Girton College, Cambridge (BA in English, later raised to MA). Prior to this role, Karen served as the Director General for Political Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, from 2016. 50:46. In 2012, Karen started her second multilateral role, this time in Geneva, where she was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK Mission to the United Nations, World Trade Organization and Other International Organisations until 2015. From 2009 to 2012 she was Director, South Asia and Afghanistan at the FCO, acting as the UK Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan June 2010 – June 2011. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Listen to episode. Dame Karen Pierce Sat October 03. When Dame Karen Pierce was appointed Britain’s ambassador to the US in February, she no doubt considered her pivotal role in cementing the special relationship with our most important ally.Now Popular career diplomat Dame Karen Pierce has been named Britain's new ambassador to the US, becoming the first woman to hold the top overseas posting. Dame Barbara Woodward appointed UK Ambassador to the UN in New York. Dame Barbara replaces Karen Pierce, who was appointed British Ambassador to the United States earlier this year. Dame Karen, 60, has been at … Prior to arriving in DC, Karen Pierce was the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York since March 2018. Dame Karen Elizabeth Pierce, DCMG (born 23 September 1959) is a British diplomat who is designated as British Ambassador to the United States by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations. [6], From 2006 to 2009 Pierce was the UK's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Dame Karen Pierce, 60, is Britain’s permanent representative to the United Nations, the first woman to hold the position, which she took up in March last year. Between 2015 and 2016 Karen was the UK’s Ambassador to Afghanistan. In 2006, Karen moved to New York for the first time to be the Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador at the UK Mission to the UN. Prior to this role, Dame Karen served as the Director General for Political Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth in … Dame Karen Pierce attend the "Seven Worlds, One Planet" Screening at Crosby Hotel on January 13, 2020 in New York City. Dame Karen Pierce Photos Photos - (L-R) Guest, Anthony Phillipson and H.E. Dame Karen Pierce has been named as the UK’s new ambassador to the United States, replacing Sir Kim Darroch who resigned last year after a series of memos he wrote criticising the Trump White House were leaked. Join the International Aviation Club (IAC) and International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) for a special program. Recorded remotely with Not My Job guest Dame Karen Pierce and panelists Maz Jobrani, Jessi Klein and Brian Babylon. She is one of the great diplomats of her generation. Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, Britain’s Ambassador to the United States, will be interviewed by Evercore Wealth Management Partner on a range of topics, including the changing global roles of the United Kingdom and the United States.