Join us and the British Foreign Policy Group (BFPG) as we explore the influence that Brexit will have on foreign policy and the implications of this on our local communities.
This session follows on from the University's EU debate which took place in May 2016 - The European Union: In or Out? The South decides - and will look at the role of foreign policy in building healthy and sustainable communities.
In the months following the EU referendum result, and the announcement of Brexit, there have been significant levels of anxiety regarding the future of our nation. 'Foreign policy in a post-Brexit world' forms part of the BFPG's National Engagement Programme – a nationwide series of events aimed at engaging communities outside of London regarding the UK’s foreign policy.
Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will provide the evening's keynote address. A panel of representatives will also share their views on how foreign policy will affect issues including education, skills, business growth and investment. Confirmed panellists include:
- Mark Baulch, Head of Policy at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
- Professor Graham Baldwin, Southampton Solent, University Vice-Chancellor.
- Hanna Head, Vice President Welfare, Solent Students' Union.
Places are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.