Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Delivering Prosperity and Defence Engagement: The Role of the Private Sector

Chatham House, London

International Security Department, UK Defence

Participants

Lieutenant Colonel Denis James, Army Visiting Fellow, International Security Department

Overview

The National Security Strategy, published in 2015, encouraged government departments to use all levers of national power to contribute towards the delivery of the prosperity agenda and security overseas. But little consideration seems to have been given to the role the private sector might play in spreading prosperity, security and UK influence, including in the sphere of defence engagement. Why is this? Is there a clash between public interest and profit?

This roundtable discussion will examine the arguments for and against early and integral use of the private sector to deliver public outputs.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule 

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.