The Foreign Office, Commerce, and British Foreign Policy

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The Foreign Office, Commerce, and British Foreign Policy

Hosted by LSE IDEAS

TW2.9.04, Tower 2

Speakers

James Ellison

James Ellison

Queen Mary University of London

John Fisher

John Fisher

University of the West of England - Bristol

Keith Hamilton

Keith Hamilton

Visiting Professor, King's College London

Effie Pedaliu

Effie Pedaliu

Visiting Fellow, LSE IDEAS

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Senior Historian, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Chair

Professor Piers Ludlow

Professor Piers Ludlow

LSE Department of International History

At this book launch, historians explore how the Foreign Office supported British commerce - and how commerce shaped British foreign policy.

Hear about the changing attitudes of British diplomats to trade promotion during the Cold War, decolonisation, and the UK's relative economic decline. 

Case studies from across the world illustrate how the Foreign Office supported UK firms, created markets, and continued Britain's ceaseless quest for trade. 

James Ellison is Reader in International History at Queen Mary University of London and Deputy Chair of the British International History Group.

John Fisher is Senior Lecturer in International History at the University of the West of England - Bristol.

Keith Hamilton is Visiting Professor, King's College London, and former senior editor of Documents on British Policy Overseas, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Effie Pedaliu is a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS and Co-editor of the Palgrave Book Series Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World.

Richard Smith (@rsmith99) is Senior Historian at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Editor of Documents on British Policy Overseas.

Piers Ludlow is Deputy Head of Department and Director of Teaching Programmes at the LSE Department of International History.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

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