KJGS and university Bryan wanted to travel but had no money, so he
went into the Diplomatic Service and had a routine career abroad until
in 1995 he was asked if he would be prepared to serve as Ambassador in
Sarajevo. At the age of 38 I jumped at the chance and found it a
fascinating experience seeing Bosnia through the transition from war
to something quieter.
He then became a freelance contractor to various international
organisations including the International Crisis Group, an independent
body offering political analysis and policy advice to governments. For
them he established an office in Kosovo immediately after the NATO
bombings of 1999 - it was a time of lawlessness, where revenge in the
form of arson and murder went unpunished.
Bryan then moved on to Montenegro in 2000 and more recently became a
member of the UN administration in Kosovo .
Bryan is now back in the UK, living in Huddersfield.
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