Nicholas Williams

Externí spolupracovník Ústavu mezinárodních vztahů



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Senior UK Ministry of Defence and NATO official

Vybrané pozice:

2009-September 2017: Head of the Afghanistan and Iraq Team, Operations Division of the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels
2007-2009: Senior NATO official in Afghanistan
 - 2007-2008: Senior Political Adviser in support of NATO’s operation in Afghanistan ISAF (Regional Command - South, Kandahar)
 - 2008-2009: Deputy NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Kabul
2005-2007: Senior EU and Political Adviser in support of the EU’s military mission in Bosnia and Hercegovina
2003-2005: Senior Political Advisor in support of British Forces deployed in Iraq (Basra)
2000-2003: Exchange officer, French Ministry of Defence, Policy directorate
1997-1999: Assistant Director for Operations in the British Ministry of Defence

Vybrané dřívější pozice v NATO:

Defence planning and conventional defence improvements issues;
Arms control (CFE treaty), defining treaty limited equipment and numerical limits; and
Speech writer and policy planner to three NATO Secretary Generals.

1975: Joined the UK Ministry of Defence as a fast stream administrator


  • Order of the British Empire (OBE) for outstanding service and achievement in Basra in 2003 (awarded in 2005)
  • The Queen's Medal for his Distinguished Services in Bosnia and Herzegovina (awarded in 2007)

Pedagogická činnost

Guest lecturer and mentor at the Centre for European research and International Studies, Brussels;
Guest lecturer at the Centre of War Studies, University of Southern Denmark; and
Guest lecturer at the NATO Defence College, Rome.
Senior Associate of the European Leadership Network


2004: One year programme at the Institut des Hautes études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN)
2001: One yearprogramme at the Centre des Hautes études de l'Armement (CHEAr), Paris
1971-1975: London University: Graduated with honours in French with Latin (specializing in the French Theatre of the Absurd)


English – native
French – fluent

Vojenská služba

1979-1985: British Territorial Army, serving in the Honourable Artillery Company


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