Conservative Diplomacy in American Thought
Conservative Diplomacy in American Thought
20 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Is there a set of principles, actions or commitments which characterise conservative approaches to diplomacy? With particular reference to the United States, are these characteristics different from traditional elements of diplomacy? This meeting marks the start of an academic research project, under the leadership of Dr Ashley Cox from SOAS University of London, which seeks to establish the principles of conservative approaches to diplomacy and examine their application by US republicans. At the moment these are provisionally identified as support for representative government, a free market and private property, religious liberty and freedom of speech. From there, it is intended that this research will develop a template by which the diplomatic and security policies of President Trump may be examined in the light of the conservative political tradition.
By kind invitation of Lord Howell of Guildford, the Henry Jackson Society and SOAS University of London are delighted to invite you to a discussion with Dr Ashley Cox and Dr Paul Stott about the conservative diplomacy in American thought.
Dr Ashley Cox is Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy at SOAS University of London. He holds a PhD from the University of Leicester and was the Author of Wilsonian Interpretations of American Conflicts: the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War. He is the lead investigator on a new project investigating the role of conservative thought in American Diplomacy.
Dr Paul Stott joined the Henry Jackson Society’s Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism as a Research Fellow in January 2019. An experienced academic, he received an MSc in Terrorism Studies (Distinction) from the University of East London in 2007, and his PhD in 2015 from the University of East Anglia for the research “British Jihadism: The Detail and the Denial”. He is a frequent commentator in both the British and international media on terrorism, security and the political fringe.
Lord Howell of Guildford has served the UK for over 50 years both as an MP & a Member of the House of Lords, the only Minister to have served in Ted Heath’s, Margaret Thatcher’s and David Cameron’s governments. Along with his other varied positions, such as as Chairman of the Windsor Energy Group & President of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Lord Howell embraces technological innovation and has a clear, in-depth understanding of developments in energy, and of matters concerning the Commonwealth. He is currently Chairman of the Lords Committee on International Relations. His writing draws on vast experience in both business and government that gives him unique insight and wisdom in our perpetually changing world.
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