lecturer, war studies, Jonathon Riley

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

Guest Speaker & Lecturer on Military History & War Studies

Wales Remembers, cymru'n cofioNational Museum Cardiff

Mametz 1916: Llewelyn Wyn Griffith and the London Welsh By Jonathon Riley

In his talk, Jonathon Riley explored Wyn Griffith's service in the Great War and in particular, his perspective on the fighting at Mametz.

Author of Up The Mametz and Beyond » General Jonathon Riley had however discovered Wyn Griffith's unpublished diaries and letters which pick up where Up to Mametz left off through to the end of the War. With careful editing and annotation, the events of these missing years are now available alongside the original work. They tell of an officer s life on the derided staff and provide fascinating glimpses of senior officers, some who attract high praise and others who the author obviously despised. The result is an enthralling complete read and a major addition to the bibliography of the period. Llewelyn Wyn Griffiths was born into a Welsh speaking family in Llandrillo yn Rhos, North Wales.


war studiesParis Conference
African Crossroads: The Sahel Region & Transatlantic Perspectives

Hosted by CERI Sciences Po in coordination with the Association of United States Army & with the support of the Royal United Services Institute, the Unites States Embassy in Paris & the University of Notre Dame.
Keynote speech by Lt-Gen Riley. Conference Programme »


war studiesDepartment of War Studies | King’s College London
The War Studies Masterclass in Strategy

Former very senior civilian and military leaders, the course speakers, included Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley, who give MA students a privileged insight into how the United Kingdom has attempted to act strategically in tackling the key challenges of the past decade – countering terrorism, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and managing the transatlantic relationship.   Overview »


Jubilee Room House of CommonsThe Afghanistan insurgency since 2006: assessing the Taliban
Jubilee Room House of Commons

Speakers: Professor Theo Farrell, Head of the Department of War Studies, King's College, London, Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley & William Reeve of 'Afghan Connection', former Afghanistan Correspondent for the BBC.


guest speakerBrigata Maiella 70th Anniversary Celebrations & Conference

"With the President of the Italian Senate, in full dress uniform stands the British military, General Riley, deputy supreme commander of NATO until 2009 and Commander of the Italian forces in Iraq, and Major Richard Hargreaves ..." Press release »



The War of 1812, lecturerThe War of 1812 - Spencerville, Ontario

Interesting speakers on the military history, included the Head Chef in Historic Royal Palaces talk/demo about 18th C cookery; and a husband and wife team on 18th C costume. Also in this picture, Donald E Graves, his wife Dianne (both well known writers), and John Grodzinski



war studies, military history Baltic Defence College - Estonia

The vision of BALTDEFCOL is to be a high quality and widely respected international military educational institution.
Lt-Gen Riley is a visiting lecturer.



HCSCDefence Academy of United Kingdom
Former Senior mentor for the British Higher Command and Staff Course.

The Higher Command and Staff Course prepares selected officers and officials for higher command and staff appointments.



Brock University Jonathon RileyBrock University History Department, Ontario

An acclaimed British author and military commander whose latest book chronicles the generalship of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock will deliver a free public lecture at Brock this week...
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Richmond University - Preventing GenocideRichmond University
International Relations MA Launch

In addition to hearing about the new program, the invited audience was addressed by a most distinguished guest, Lieutenant-General Riley. His talk, 'International Relations among the debris,' was a wide ranging tour de force.


Preventing Genocide - Auschwitz Institute Preventing Genocide - Auschwitz Institute

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley

Delivered a keynote speech examining the role of military leadership in preventing mass atrocities... Reference »




War of 1812 BicentenniaWar of 1812 Bicentennial

As historian and author Lieutenant-General Riley explains, "every man and woman, every ounce of food, every ounce of powder and shot, every letter, every instruction form London, every newspaper, everything had to be brought down the St. Lawrence on boats or portage..."



Geneva Centre for Security PolicyGeneva Centre for Security Policy

Senior Officers Seminar. Lieutenant-General Riley, former ISAF Deputy Commander and Prof. Neil MacFarlane, Oxford University and Associate Fellow at the GCSP, to name just a few of the distinguished speakers.


JFTC NATO Jonathon RileyNATO Joint Forces Training Centre

Visit of Lieutenant-General Riley, Deputy Commander ISAF during the RC-S MRT/MRE.








Security Situation in Africa

The Security Situation in Africa Today

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A Commander's View

November 7th 2013

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Brock's capture of Detroit
in 1812 'electrifying'

Lt-GennJonathon Riley, Brock,  1812

Author Lt Gen Jonathon Riley said the capture of Detroit "electrified" north America ...

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