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Britain, Europe and America: lessons from the recent past and prospects for the near future

Hosted by the LSE European Institute

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Speaker

Lord Darroch

Lord Darroch

Chair

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Join us for the annual Maurice Fraser Memorial Lecture which this year will be delivered by Kim Darroch.

From his experience as UK Ambassador to Washington, Kim Darroch considers the new challenges facing the transatlantic relationship and draws on the lessons of the past for current decision-makers.  How can London best manage its agenda and what might it expect from the Biden Administration?  What have we learnt after the PM’s recent visit to Washington and from the ‘AUKUS’ agreement?

Meet our speaker and chair

Kim Darroch is a retired UK civil servant and life peer in the House of Lords. His diplomatic career spanned over 40 years, primarily focusing on national security issues and European policy. Most recently, Lord Darroch served as the British Ambassador to the United States (2016-2019). Prior to Washington, he was National Security Adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron (2012-2015), and in that role, oversaw issues such as the rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, Russian aggression in Ukraine, and the collapse of government authority in Libya. In addition, he worked in senior roles on UK-EU policy and multilateral negotiations, including spells as Permanent Representative to the European Union (2007-2011) and as EU Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair (2004-2007). In 1997, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG), and as a Knight Commander (KCMG) in 2008. In 2019, he was made a life peer in the House of Lords.

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE.

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