Baroness Catherine Ashton

Tue 11 July 2023

Interviewed by Gerry Northam

And Then What?

So much of modern-day democracy still takes place behind closed doors.

From 2009 to 2014, Lady Ashton was the EU’s first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security. Arriving in Brussels with no significant experience of international diplomacy, she faced the challenge of representing twenty-eight nations during one of the most turbulent times in living memory; including Russia’s invasion of Crimea to the Iran nuclear deal.

Baroness Catherine Ashton takes us behind the scenes to show us what worked and what didn’t and how it felt to play a part in tackling the major international crises of our times.