On Wednesday, May 1 at 12:30pm ET, the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center will host a conversation with UK Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs David Lammy.

Britain and its partners, including the United States and Europe, together will need to address generation-defining challenges to the international system, including from wars of revisionism by Russia, greater confrontation with China, and a more diffuse, multipolar world.

To respond to those challenges, Lammy is making the case for the United Kingdom to take a new approach in its foreign policy: progressive realism, which will require greater, revised, and renewed relations with Britain’s closest partners in Washington and across Europe. In conversation with Frederick Kempe, president and CEO at the Atlantic Council, Lammy will discuss his vision and what it would mean for the United Kingdom’s role in European security, the transatlantic partnership, and relations with the Global South.

This event is part of the Atlantic Council Europe Center’s Transatlantic Horizons series, which seeks to outline a productive relationship for the United States and Europe for 2025 and beyond.

This conversation will take place virtually and will be broadcast on ACTV, YouTube, X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and LinkedIn. To receive event information, please register above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event.


David Lammy
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom

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