Global Britain and the Future of Europe
Global Britain and the Future of Europe
16th January 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union, its position in relation to the continental mainland is once again in the spotlight. Since the Second World War, Britain’s principal objective has been to underscore – alongside the United States – the defence of Europe, first against German resurgence, then against the Soviet menace, and now against the challenge from Russia. But as it engages with a more global perspective, how should Britain position itself in Europe?
By kind invitation of Bob Seely MBE MP, Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight, and a Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, the Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to join the panel discussion in which Dr Ian Kearns, Hans Kundnani, Rt. Hon. Gisela Stuart and James Rogers will outline how they think the relationship between Europe and Britain should evolve in the years ahead.
Dr Ian Kearns is the co-Founder of the European Leadership Network and serves on the ELN’s Board of Directors. Previously, he was Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
Hans Kundnani – is Senior Research Fellow in the Europe Programme at Chatham House, where he focuses on Germany and Europe. Formerly, he was Director of Research at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Rt. Hon. Gisela Stuart – a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1997 until stepping down at the 2017 general elections. Born and raised in West Germany she has lived in the UK since 1974. Stuart was Chair of the Vote Leave Campaign Committee and leader with Conservative MP Michael Gove. Since September 2016, Stuart has served as Chair of Vote Leave’s successor organisation Change Britain. She has been Chair of Wilton Park – a not-for-profit executive agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. organising over 65 events a year on issues of international security, prosperity and justice – since October 2018.
James Rogers is Director of the ‘Global Britain’ Programme at the Henry Jackson Society, of which he is a founding member. Formerly, he held a number of positions at the Baltic Defence College in Estonia and has worked at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris.
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