After Covid-19: Where is Britain’s foreign policy going?

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After Covid-19: Where is Britain’s foreign policy going?

1st July 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A discussion with the chairs of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs, Defence and International Development Select Committees: Tom Tugendhat MP, Tobias Ellwood MP and Sarah Champion MP

Covid-19 has interrupted HM Government’s Integrated Strategic Review. The pandemic – and the geopolitics behind it – has forced Britain’s strategists and policymakers to think harder about how the country’s global posture might need to change or evolve. How should British policy toward China change if Beijing adopts a more revisionist international approach? What will Britain’s strategic posture be as the United States – its closest and most powerful ally – repositions itself in the Indo-Pacific? How will Britain reposition itself in its own neighbourhood, the European continent? How should Britain’s international development strategy evolve, particularly now that Boris Johnson’s government has decided to merge the Department of International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office? And how should Britain utilise its instruments of power and influence – its diplomats, military personnel and aid spending – to shape the world in accordance with its principles and interests?

To discuss these questions, and more, the Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an online panel discussion featuring the three respective Chairs of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs, Defence and International Development Select Committees: Tom Tugendhat MP, Tobias Ellwood MP, and Sarah Champion MP. The discussion will be moderated by James Rogers, the Director of the Global Britain Programme at the Henry Jackson Society. 

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Panellists

Sarah Champion MP was elected in 2012 to represent the constituency of Rotherham. From 2016 to 2017, she was Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and from 2015 to 2016 she served as Shadow Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence as part of the Shadow Home Office team. In 2020, Sarah was elected Chair of the International Development Committee.

 

 

The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP was elected in 2005 to represent the constituency of Bournemouth East. From 2017 to 2019 he served as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence and from 2014 to 2017 as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Prior to his political career, he served in the British Army, gaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected Chair of the Defence Committee in July 2020.

 

 

Tom Tugendhat MP was elected in 2015 to represent the constituency of Tonbridge and Malling. Previously, he served in the British Army, gaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in July 2017 and again in January 2020.

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Details

Date:
1st July 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3015929135915/WN_gRX9HCxZT_ebjEanCRX_yw

Venue

Online
United Kingdom

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