Council on Geostrategy hosts a conference at The In and Out Club

On 19th July 2022, the Council on Geostrategy was delighted to host a conference entitled ‘Geopolitical realignment in a maritime century’ at The In and Out Naval and Military Club in St James’ Square, London. We were honoured to welcome Adm. Sir Ben Key KCB CBE ADC, the First Sea Lord, who gave a keynote speech to open the conference.

Adm. Sir Ben Key KCB CBE gives a keynote speech at the conference.

The conference further developed the themes discussed at the Council on Geostrategy’s inaugural naval conference ‘Extending “Global Britain” through naval diplomacy’, hosted last October by Wilton Park. This conference aimed to enhance understanding of the strategic impact of major naval deployments across the military, political, diplomatic, economic and cultural spectrums.

In light of the new geopolitical challenges and plurilateral opportunities, the Council on Geostrategy organised a one-day conference in the heart of London with the following aims:

  • Examine the changing geopolitical and geoeconomic circumstances in which Britain and its allies and partners find ourselves confronting;
  • Explain the importance of geopolitical realignment in an age of competition;
  • Explore the potential for the UK to become an ‘aligning power’ to help meet the two key challenges of the 21st century – intensifying geopolitical competition and environmental degradation.

Photo gallery

Our Co-founders, James and Viktorija, and our Advisory Council Chairman, Lord Risby, with Adm. Sir Ben Key KCB CBE.
From left: Air Mshl. (rtd.) Edward Stringer CB CBE, Viktorija Starych-Samuoliene (Moderator), V. Adm. Andrew Burns CB OBE, Prof. Andrew Lambert, Dr Rob Johnson, Director (virtual).
From left: Cdre (rtd.) Neil Brown, James Rogers, Patrick Triglavcanin (Moderator), Julia Pamilih, William Young.
From left: Prof. Steven Haines, R. Adm. (rtd.) Dr Chris Parry, Viktorija Starych-Samuoliene (Moderator), Brig. Chris Ordway, Capt. Ian Park.
From left: Capt. Ian Feasey, Sophie Guelff, Maj. Gen. (rtd.) Mitch Mitchell CBE MBE (Moderator), Dr Matthew Rowland, Dr Philip Shetler-Jones.