The ‘refresh’ of the Integrated Review

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28 March 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

Prof. John Bew

Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Foreign Policy

John Bew is Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs. He has served three Prime Ministers in this role, having been appointed by Boris Johnson in 2019. He is also Professor in History and Foreign Policy at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London. In his role advising the prime minister, he was lead author of the Integrated Review and is playing a key role in its present ‘refresh’. Prof. Bew holds a first class BA in History and a PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge where he was a Foundation Scholar and a Thornton Scholar.

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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