British Foreign Policy: are times a-changing?

Hosted by the Department of International Relations

Online public event


Dr Kate Ferguson

Dr Kate Ferguson

Professor Ben Tonra

Professor Ben Tonra

Professor Richard Whitman

Professor Richard Whitman


Dr Federica Bicchi

Dr Federica Bicchi

What role is the UK embracing in its foreign policy?

The invasion of Ukraine seems to have brought not only a new geopolitical environment, but also a re-evaluation of UK foreign policy priorities post-Brexit. What does this mean for the prospect of ‘Global Britain’? Is a British foreign policy outside the EU better able to set its own path or is it even more exposed to the vagaries of international politics? To what extent does the emerging security architecture in Europe suit British priorities? And are relations between the UK and the Republic of Ireland finally out of their recent rocky patch?

Join us to discuss all this and more, in a roundtable organised by the #NEWDIP project and the LSE European Foreign Policy Unit, and the Department of International Relations.

Meet our speakers and chair

Kate Ferguson (@WordsAreDeeds) is Co-Executive Director at Protection Approaches. She is Chair of Policy at the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and she is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia. Her book, Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities, was published in 2020 by Hurst and Oxford University Press.

Ben Tonra (@bentonra) is Full Professor of International Relations at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Azure Security Forum and Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Richard G Whitman (@RGWhitman) is an academic, think tank member and media commentator focusing on the European Union's international role and the UK's foreign policy. He is Professor of Politics and International Relations and a member of the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent.

Federica Bicchi (@F_Bicchi) is Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE.

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