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Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP: Modernising the British Armed Forces
21 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In light of the publication of the Modernising Defence Programme in December 2018, which recognised the emergence of a more volatile and competitive world system, it has been argued that the United Kingdom is being forced once again to revisit its strategic defence posture. For over three centuries, Britain has acted as a custodian of the international order, provisioning itself with the means and materiel to defend itself, support its allies and maintain the global rule of law. What sort of strategic defence posture is needed to uphold these objectives under changing circumstances?
The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to a discussion about the future of British strategic defence policy with The Rt. Hon. Tobias Ellwood MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans at the Ministry of Defence. James Rogers, Director of the Global Britain Programme at the Henry Jackson Society, will provide some comments after Mr Ellwood’s presentation.
Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans and MP for Bournemouth East. Tobias Ellwood was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence on 14 June 2017. Tobias served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from July 2014 to June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Bournemouth East in May 2005. Tobias was educated in Bonn and Vienna when his parents were overseas as members of the United Nations. He returned to attend Loughborough University and subsequently completed an MBA at City University Business School. He also completed the senior executive course in National and International Studies at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
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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