Sir John Jenkins is a former Ambassador to Syria (2007-9), Libya (2011) and Saudi Arabia (2012-5). He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1980 and served in Abu Dhabi (1983-86), Malaysia (1989-92) and Kuwait (1995-98) before being appointed Ambassador to Burma (1999-2002). He was subsequently HM Consul-General in Jerusalem (2003-06). In 2014 he wrote a policy review into the Muslim Brotherhood and Political Islamism for Prime Minister David Cameron. He is Executive Director of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale.
Our Voice of the Week is Alex Joffe, Asaf Romirowsky, Gerald Steinberg, Einat Wilf, Arnon Groiss, Daniel Pipes and Eitan Dangot at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and Middle East Forum joint conference entitled ‘Reforming UNRWA’, 18 March 2018.