09 Apr EVENT 10th May: (Exeter) ‘Post Brexit, Does Devon need an International Vision?’
Thursday 10th May 2018, 9:15-13:45
Streatham Court A
University of Exeter Business School, EX4 4PU
The British Foreign Policy Group is co-hosting the event, “Post Brexit, Does Devon need an International Vision” in association with the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter on Friday 10th May from 9.30am.
This event is part of the BFPG’s National Engagement Programme, a nationwide series of events which aim to generate greater public discussion about the UK’s international position and choices.
This event will bring expert panels of speakers from across the UK and the region together with a diverse audience to address particular issues around Brexit and Devon’s international prosperity, influence, and security and why/how that affects us in the UK.
Sir Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter
Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire, MP for East Devon, Former Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Romilly Greenhill, UK Director, The ONE Campaign
Edward Hobart, Director of Estates and Security, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Myles Wickstead CBE, Former Diplomat, Associate Professor at the University of Exeter, Non-Executive Director at Development Initiatives
Linda Middleton- Jones, Director, Devon Chamber of Commerce
Alistair Handyside, Chair, SW Tourism Alliance
Imy Kirwan, BFPG Student Ambassador
9.15- 9.30: Refreshments
9.30- 9.45: Keynote speech
10.00-11.30: Panel 1
11.30- 11.45: Refreshments break
11.45- 13.15: Panel 2
13.15- 13.45: Lunch
BFPG’s National Engagement Programme
The aim of this programme is to generate greater public discussion about the UK’s international position and choices. Through this process, the BFPG also intends to address growing public distrust and cynicism around UK foreign policy and our capacity to address critical international challenges.
The programme will consist of a series of events and activities across all of the UK designed to provoke discussion and interest amongst different groups on key foreign policy issues. By doing so it will enable UK citizens to better draw a connection between UK foreign policy decisions and their own lives and wellbeing. The project will also seek to help people across the UK appreciate that they have a voice and role to play in UK foreign policy decision making, along with a recognition of the consequences, both at home and abroad, of the decisions made in their name. The project will build a series of networks across the UK of citizens actively engaged on foreign policy issues, making their voices heard at local and national level with regards to how UK foreign policy choices impact the world, our country and their own communities.
The BFPG aims to provide the spark for active and positive engagement as well as the support and encouragement for this engagement to be continued.
To view the event summary for a previous BFPG event in Leeds, click here.