Past Events

The Council on Geostrategy organises private events in a variety of venues in London and elsewhere.

We welcome parliamentarians, senior government and military officials, diplomats, journalists, and members of the expert and academic communities, to discuss the most pressing geopolitical and environmental security issues.

10th February 2021 | 17:00-19:00 GMT | Venue: Council on Geostrategy

Roundtable Seminar with Georgian Parliamentary delegation

The Council on Geostrategy was honoured to host a roundtable seminar for members of the Parliament of Georgia. The discussion focused on the strategic situation in the Black Sea Region region and cooperation between Georgia and the United Kingdom in light of increasing Russian aggression.The meeting involved British experts on defence and security issues from academic circles and analytical organisations, as well as senior diplomats from the Georgian Embassy to the United Kingdom.

25th January 2021 | 11:00-14:30 GMT | Venue: Online

Britain in the Indo-Pacific: Examining the ‘tilt’

The Council on Geostrategy was delighted to partner with Prof. Jamie Gaskarth of The Open University to host a workshop on ‘Britain in the Indo-Pacific: Examining the “tilt”’. The workshop consisted of two panels each seeking to examine specific aspects of the ‘tilt’: topics included the United Kingdom’s strategic thinking in the Indo-Pacific and the opportunities for British engagement in the region. The workshop was attended by academics, civil servants from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Ministry of Defence, and experts from the private sector. The Council on Geostrategy would like to thank The Open University for kindly sponsoring the event.

11th January 2021 | 12:00-13:30 GMT | Venue: Online

How to deter Russia

The Council on Geostrategy was delighted to work with the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) to host a roundtable seminar on ‘How to deter Russia’. This seminar brought together experts and policymakers from both Poland and the United Kingdom to discuss the options available to both countries in deterring Russian aggression. Members from the Houses of Parliament joined the discussion and engaged with experts from Poland and the United Kingdom.

14th-15th October 2021 | Venue: Wilton Park [↗]

Extending ‘Global Britain’ through naval diplomacy

The Council on Geostrategy is delighted to have organised, in conjunction with Wilton Park, the Foreign Office’s conference centre, a two day residential event entitled ‘Extending “Global Britain” through naval diplomacy’. Keynote speakers included Adm. Sir Tony Radakin, the First Sea Lord, Lt. Gen. Rob Magowan, Captain General, Royal Marines, R. Adm. Mike Utley, Commander, United Kingdom Strike Force, and The Rt. Hon. Tobias Ellwood MP, Chair, Defence Select Committee, House of Commons.

16th September 2021 | 14:30-15:30 BST | Venue: Online

Speech by Sir Stephen Lovegrove

The Council on Geostrategy is delighted to have hosted the first speech by Sir Stephen Lovegrove in his capacity as National Security Adviser. His speech outlined British strategic priorities after the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, particularly in relation to upholding an open international order and developing AUKUS. The speech was given in an open capacity but the discussion afterwards took place off-the-record.

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