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Going Global? UK Foreign Policy post-Brexit

6 December 2017 - 8:15am to 9:30am


Nadhim Zahawi MP, Member, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons
Chair: Richard G. Whitman, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme; Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent



The United States and the European Union have long been the two cornerstones of British foreign policy.

But with Britain’s planned exit from the EU and a more unpredictable administration in the US, the UK will need to rethink the fundamentals of its foreign policy and international relationships.

The UK government has a vision for a ‘Global Britain’ but what could this mean in practice? Is this an opportunity for Britain to increase its cooperation with countries outside of its usual circles of influence? How can the UK maximise its international influence in future and can its ambitions be met given in the current international context and domestic resource constraints?

In this session, the speaker will reflect on Britain’s foreign policy priorities and how it can ensure that it remains an engaged player on the international stage post-Brexit.

This is part of a series run by the Europe Programme on ‘Britain and Europe: The Post-Referendum Agenda’.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.