100 Years of Special? The US-UK Relationship and the Future of Global Order

Research event
7 July 2020 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

The term ‘Special Relationship’ has been used to describe the long-standing historical, political, economic and cultural ties between the US and UK. As Chatham House celebrates its Centenary, we mark the significance of this relationship but also look to its future. Will the US and UK continue to anchor a broader transatlantic relationship and how meaningful will this be for the future world order? How will Brexit impact the US’ relationship with the UK if it is no longer viewed as a gateway into Europe? How is the UK preparing for a second Trump administration or a potential Biden administration?

Please note this event is taking place between 2pm-3pm BST.


Chatham House Centenary 2020 Stamp

Chatham House Centenary:
Throughout our centenary year in 2020, Chatham House celebrates a century of influence, independent analysis and trusted dialogue with a number of exciting initiatives. This event is part of a series of events and research outputs linked to the main goals for our second century, which are to promote sustainable and equitable growth; peaceful and thriving societies; and inclusive and accountable governance.


Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the US
Sir Peter Westmacott GCMG, LVO, Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House; British Ambassador to the US (2012-16)
Dr Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council (2014-17); Professor of International Affairs, School of Foreign Service and Government Department, Georgetown University
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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