23 May BFPG EVENT: The UK election and foreign policy – Brexit & Beyond
National Election Event – Birmingham
Jointly hosted by BFPG & Birmingham City University Centre for Brexit Studies
The UK election and foreign policy – Brexit and Beyond
Friday 2nd June, 9.30-13.00, Birmingham City University
Attendance is free.
This event, to take place one week before the election, is an important opportunity to discuss the UK’s international position and choices at a critical time for our country. Bringing together political, business, expert and civil society perspectives, the meeting will focus on how the entire UK, including resurgent cities and regions such as Birmingham and the West Midlands, can seize new opportunities to secure our safety, prosperity and international influence for regional and national benefit.
The British Foreign Policy Group will also be launching the results of a new national poll undertaken by BMG Research of popular views on foreign policy issues which demonstrate that people across the UK would often like to be more engaged on foreign policy issues.
Speakers to include:
Crispin Blunt – Conservative Candidate for Reigate and former Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Geoff Hoon – Former Labour Defence Secretary
Baroness Smith of Newnham – Liberal Democrat Peer
Tom Cargill – British Foreign Policy Group
Professor Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies
Dr Stefania Palidini – Centre for Brexit Studies
Dr Michael Turner – BMG Research
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Rep – (TBC)
Due to high demand and limited spaces, attendance to this event will be on an invitation-only basis. To request an invitation please email : firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be confirmed by the 31st May along with more details of the event.
As part of our national engagement strategy, we have also partnered with Qutee, a new social platform where we can discuss foreign policy issues online. We recognise the importance of extending the conversation of the UK’s foreign policy priorities beyond our events, so we encourage you to participate in the online discussion by sharing your thoughts and information on the issues raised. We will be discussing in more detail how you can get involved at the event, however to join the conversation now, simply click over to our BFPG Qutee page, sign up for free and start posting.
The Birmingham City University Centre for Brexit Studies (www.bcu.ac.uk/law/research/brexit-studies) is a new academic centre for the understanding of the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.