The Integrated Review Refresh: Key national security priorities

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7 June 2023 at 08:15 09:45 BST

Our Geostrategy Forum convenes and connects prominent stakeholders for monthly breakfast discussions on key geostrategic issues and foreign, defence and international trade policy matters. A keynote speaker discusses a prominent topic before invited guests exchange their views and ideas in a roundtable format.

The Geostrategy Forum takes place once a month at the In and Out Naval and Military Club. Events are by invitation only and take place strictly off the record.

Keynote speaker

Chris Rampling MBE

Director for National Security, Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office

Chris Rampling MBE was appointed Director for National Security at the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office in January 2021. His responsibilities include countering terrorism overseas; cyber policy; the protection of the UK’s Foreign Direct Investment from malign influence; curbing serious and organised crime; and overseeing two of Britain’s intelligence agencies. From September 2018 until January 2021 he was His Majesty’s Ambassador to Lebanon, and from 2014 to 2018 the Foreign, Defence and Development Counsellor at the UK’s Representation to the European Union.

Honorary chair

Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter OBE

Honorary Chair, Geostrategy Forum

Dr Carl Hunter OBE is Chairman of Coltraco Ultrasonics, a high-exporting advanced manufacturer. He is also: Chairman of the British Exporters Association; Director-General of the Durham Institute of Research, Development and Invention; Director of the Centre of Underwater Acoustic Analysis; Professor-in-Practice at Durham University Business School; Visiting Fellow of the Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre; and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


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