In the second event of the Young Fabian Defence and Security Review, we meet with Lord Alan West of Spithead to discuss:

'The Threats to Britain’s Security',

Lord West will speak for approximately 30 minutes introducing the topic, followed by Q&A, before we break into structured group discussion. We will look specifically at:

  • What are the key security challenges facing the UK?
  • What are the more fundamental, long-term threats to our common security, what or who is driving them?
  • How can we improve our ability to identify, predict and act upon underlying threats to Britain’s security, and work to prevent them developing?

Prior to retirement, Lord West enjoyed a distinguished career in both politics and the Royal Navy, serving from 2002-2006 as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, and subsequently as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the British Home Office with responsibility for security and a security advisor to Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Previous to that, Lord West spent three years as head of naval intelligence, rewriting the NATO intelligence manual after the collapse of the Soviet Union, subsequently producing a Seaford House Paper on the UK's need for a ‘Grand Strategy’.

Please RSVP if you wish to join us, as space is limited.

 

WHEN
June 08, 2016 at 6:15pm - 7:15pm
WHERE
House of Lords Committee Room 1
CONTACT
Ben West · · +447915978681
53 RSVPS
Amy Nash Kyalo Burt-Fulcher Mark Hudson Kris Bhojwani Vickram Grewal Dan Greef Matthew Taylor Alicia Kearns Rob Newbery Jack Cooper Stimpson Alexandra Ruofan Wang Andrew Falconer Tehmoor Khalid James Beckles Frederico Mollet John Hewitt Jones Richard Mayne Fatime Al-Badri Matt Dickinson Charlotte Norton Sana Musharraf Jakub Stawiski Slydon Lungu Thomas Dinsdale Ben Butler Abdiwali Duale Stella McAteer Katya Creed Teodora Cozma Natta Charusilawong Dominic Breen Sanjida Ruhani Megan Scott Jack Meeson Dominic Bell Kirith Ahluwalia Ria Bernard Junaed Khan Martin Edobor Ben West Ian Kugler Thom Dinsdale

Who's RSVPing

Amy Nash
Kyalo Burt-Fulcher
Mark Hudson
Kris Bhojwani
Vickram Grewal
Dan Greef
Matthew Taylor
Alicia Kearns
Rob Newbery
Jack Cooper Stimpson
Alexandra Ruofan Wang
Andrew Falconer
Tehmoor Khalid
James Beckles
Frederico Mollet
John Hewitt Jones
Richard Mayne
Fatime Al-Badri
Matt Dickinson
Charlotte Norton
Sana Musharraf
Jakub Stawiski
Slydon Lungu
Thomas Dinsdale
Ben Butler
Abdiwali Duale
Stella McAteer
Katya Creed
Teodora Cozma
Natta Charusilawong

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