UCL Alumni


UCL Connect USA: Biden, Brexit and The Special Relationship

10 December 2020, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm

Decorative US and UK flags

The UCL New York Alumni Club invite you to join them for a forward look at 2021. UCL alumna Ritika Gupta (Economics 2013), on-air Reporter and Producer for Bloomberg Television, will facilitate a fascinating panel discussion and Q&A on Thursday, 10 December, 8-9pm EST (7pm CST, 5pm PST).

This event is free.

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UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






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We'll explore possibilities for future UK-US relations, in the context of a new US President, Brexit finally happening, and light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. Dr Thomas Gift, Director of the UCL Centre on US Politics, and Dr Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the UCL European Institute, will also share their unique perspectives via video messages. 


  • Jennifer Friel Goldstein (UCL Affiliate Geography 2002), Managing Partner for Life Science & Healthcare at SVB Capital
  • Chris Willcox (UCL Economics 1990), Former CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Matthew Barzun (UCL Honorary Fellow 2018), Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2013-2017)

Moderator: Ritika Gupta (UCL Economics 2013)
Ritika Gupta is an on-air Reporter and Producer for Bloomberg Television, contributing to the coverage of business, the economy and financial markets news. Gupta provides live ‘First Word’ and ‘Business Flash’ updates daily on the most critical global headlines and regularly hosts the weekly ‘Bloomberg Best’ show.

Gupta has also contributed to Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg News and Bloomberg.com. Prior to working in the New York office, Gupta was based in Bloomberg’s European HQ in London. She obtained her Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from City University London with a distinction.