David Owen Speaks on British Foreign Policy After Brexit at MGIMO

David Owen Speaks on British Foreign Policy After Brexit at MGIMO

17 November 2017

November 16th, David Owen, former Foreign Minister of Great Britain (1977-1979) and Member of the House of Lords came to MGIMO University. The guest had a meeting with MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and delivered a lecture to students, based on his recently published book «British Foreign Policy after Brexit».

David Owen was introduced to an audience of students and faculty members by the University’s Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Artem Malgin. The Head of MGIMO’s International Office, Egor Andreev, also attended the event.

The book, published in the summer of 2017 and co-authored by David Owen and David Ludlow, analyses the consequences of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union and how Brexit has impacted the country’s foreign policy.

During his presentation, David Owen argued that Britain’s global role and influence could be enhanced, rather than diminished, after Brexit and went on to analyse the new priorities in the country’s budget. The guest also reflected upon Great Britain’s relations with European countries, the opportunity to build non-confrontational relations with Russia and to expand cooperation with the United States. After the presentation, the speaker took questions from the audience.

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