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Ambassador Alan Goulty

Global Fellow and Former Co-Chair, Wilson Center’s Sudan Working Group


    September 1, 2013 — December 31, 2021

    Professional affiliation

    Former British Ambassador to Sudan and Tunisia

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Peacemaking in Sudan"

    Full Biography

    Alan Goulty retired in 2008 after 40 years service in the British Diplomatic Service, including postings as Ambassador to Tunisia (2004-8) and Sudan (1995-9), and as the UK Special Representative for Sudan (2002-4) and Darfur (2005-6), when he led the UK team in the Naivasha and Abuja peace talks. He was Director (Assistant Secretary-equivalent) for the Middle East and North Africa in the FCO from 2000-2002 and has also served in Cairo, Washington, Khartoum and Beirut. He was a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard from 1999-2000.

    Previous Terms

    Senior Scholar Mar 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2013