Sir Simon Fraser & Rt. Hon. Gisela Stuart: The Future of British Foreign Policy After COVID-19

Sir Simon Fraser & Rt. Hon. Gisela. Stuart, the Presidents of the British Foreign Policy Group, join its Director, Sophia Gaston, to discuss how the pandemic is changing the UK’s foreign policy landscape. They explore the future of the Integrated Review, the emerging opportunities for global cooperation, and the significance of the US Presidential Elections to the future of the Western liberal world order.

Sir Simon Fraser GCMG: Sir Simon is a founder and managing director of Flint Global, a business advisory firm. He is also one of the founding trustees of the Patchwork Foundation, a newly established charity which works to promote and encourage the positive integration of under-represented, deprived and minority communities into British democracy and civil society. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). In his public service career, Sir Simon was the Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, and before that he led the UK Department for Business and held a succession of senior roles in the British Government and the European Commission. He was the UK Civil Service Champion for Inclusion and Diversity.

The Rt Hon Gisela Stuart: Gisela is the Chair of Wilton Park, the UK’s leading international forum for strategic discussion. She was the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1997 to 2017. In parliament, she served on the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees. In 2015 she was appointed by the Prime Minister to join the Intelligence and Security Committee, and was made a Privy Councillor. In the 2016 referendum, Gisela chaired the official ‘Vote Leave’ campaign. For more than 10 years she was Editor of the weekly political magazine The House. She sits on the advisory board of the Global Strategy Forum, a forum focusing on foreign affairs, defence and international security issues.

A recording of the video can be watched below.

Sophia Gaston

Sophia is the Director of the British Foreign Policy Group.