Join us for the launch of the Young Fabians One Nation Ideas Series Project on Internationalism with Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale.

This event will provide an opportunity for members and participants to help set the direction for the project and reflect on what internationalism means within a One Nation Labour Party.

Lord McConnell will be providing an overview of current international challenges and opportunities for the Labour Party followed by a short Q&A.

Participants will then be encouraged to discuss the issues they would like to see included in the final pamphlet around a number of themes and questions including, but not limited to: 

  • What issues define and characterise the 21st century international political landscape and how does it affect Britain?
  • What does a distinctly Labour approach to foreign policy and internationalism look like?
  • How do we make internationalism relevant to voters again?

We expect a lively, interactive and member-led event. Members will be encouraged to participate and guide the discussion throughout the event.

Please also feel free to contribute to the discussion and post relevant sources to our Facebook page.   


About Lord McConnell

Jack McConnell is a member of the House of Lords and tireless campaigner against global poverty, conflict and bigotry. He is Scotland’s longest serving First Minister, serving from 2001 to 2007, and has been a member of the House of Lords since 28 June 2010.

From 2008-2010, he was the Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Special Representative for Peacebuilding during which time he supported the UK efforts to improve the capacity of international institutions to prevent and resolve conflict.

Jack has a wealth of international experience. He represented Scotland on the EU Committee of the Regions, the British Irish Council and other bodies, and in 2004 he was President of the Conference of European Legislative Regions.

As First Minister, he established Scotland’s International Development policy; and signed a co-operation agreement with Malawi.

He has been an adviser to the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative in Malawi and Rwanda and an Ambassador for Action for Children UK. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Icebreakers, and has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling. He is a Board Member of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin.

He is currently involved in discussions on the future of global development goals, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals in 2015,  having just travelled to High Level and Civil Society events in the Philippines and Mexico.

For more info:

April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Thatcher Room
Portcullis House
London, England, London SW1A 2LW
United Kingdom
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