Past event

Invitation Only

Organizing for Influence

Chatham House, London

Participants

Alex Evans, co-author of the forthcoming report, 'Organizing for Influence'; Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University
David Steven, co-author of the forthcoming report, 'Organizing for Influence'; Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University
Chair: Dr Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme and Carrington Professor of International Security, Chatham House

Overview

The UK has played a leading role in recent years in shaping international debate and defining responses to major global challenges - whether in terms of international economic cooperation, climate change, or combating global poverty. The global financial crisis, its challenge to the Bretton Woods order and the emergence of alternative centres of power beyond the transatlantic alliance provide the context for a necessary reassessment of the UK's international role and its levers of influence on the global stage.

This working group will discuss the forthcoming report, 'Organizing for Influence', on how the UK can sustain its pivotal role in developing international coalitions to deal with global challenges, and how to better leverage influential positions in key international organisations such as the UN, G-8, G-20, IMF, World Bank and EU. The report will consider how effectively the UK government is organised to pursue its international ambitions, and what structural and budgetary changes might be needed over the coming decade to ensure success in both the near and long term.

The working group forms part of the project, Rethinking the UK's International Ambitions and Choices.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only.