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EVENT ADVISORY: A Conversation With U.K. Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy
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EVENT ADVISORY: A Conversation With U.K. Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy

Washington, D.C. — As the world enters a heightened era of strategic competition, a burgeoning climate crisis, and economic uncertainty, many people are contemplating how decisions made at an international or regional level affect those within national borders, and vice versa. Crises such as a pandemic or Russia’s invasion of Ukraine do not respect borders; people, leaders, and countries are increasingly facing transnational challenges.

What are the most effective strategies to defend democratic values and advance a path toward inclusive prosperity? How can progressives in the United States and the United Kingdom best leverage shared objectives to tackle these challenges?

David Lammy, U.K. shadow foreign secretary and member of parliament from Tottenham, brings the vision, experience, and influence to drive smart, effective policy solutions to these transnational challenges. Lammy, drawing from a breadth of leadership experience—most recently as shadow justice minister and previously as minister of higher education under Prime Minister Gordon Brown and minister of culture under Prime Minister Tony Blair—has championed bold ideas centered on making foreign policy work for everyday people and advancing the global public good, including his proposal for a Trans-Atlantic Anti-Corruption Council.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation between U.K. Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy and CAP Executive Vice President for Policy Mara Rudman to discuss what a strengthened U.S.-U.K. partnership can achieve in addressing the threats of today and tomorrow.

Distinguished guest:
Hon. David Lammy, U.K. Shadow Foreign Secretary

Mara Rudman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

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