Past eventParliamentary Briefing

Rethinking the UK's Role in a Changing World: Playing to its Strengths

14 June 2010 - 12:00am to 11:00pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House



The speaker will outline how the UK's long-term security and prosperity are increasingly affected by the shift in global economic and political power from West to East. He will explain how, contrary to some recent predictions, the UK's current position gives strong cause for optimism and explore key ways in which the UK can act as a force for stability, peace and prosperity in the world, including:

  • by deepening its relations with the large number of medium-sized countries such as Turkey, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia, whose influence is now increasing
  • through the active promotion of open markets
  • by maximizing its comparative advantage in the finance, diplomacy and knowledge sectors
  • through further integrating its cross-departmental approach towards international policy

Please note attendance at this event is for MPs and Peers only.

The speaker has authored a paper as part of a Chatham House project on Rethinking the UK's International Ambitions and Choices.