UCL European Institute


New prospects, hard choices: UK trade policy and Brexit - Lord Peter Mandelson

30 October 2017, 6:15 pm–8:00 pm


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Lord Peter Mandelson will speak at UCL's Global Governance Institute on UK Brexit Trade policy, 'in conversation' with Stephen Adams. This event is open to all, but to avoid disappointment, please register on Eventbrite.
Monday 30 October, 6:15pm-8:00pm

Monday 30 October 2017

Cruciform Building B304 - LT1
Gower Street


Lord Mandelson is Co-founder and Chairman of Global Counsel, a regulatory, political risk and public policy advisory business based in London, Brussels and Singapore. He is a former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State. As Trade Commissioner between 2004 and 2008, he negotiated trade agreements with many countries and led European negotiations in the WTO Doha World Trade Round. Prior to this, he was Minister without Portfolio, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Northern Ireland Secretary and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the British government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown between 1997 and 2010. He was Member of Parliament for Hartlepool in the UK from 1992 until 2004 and Director of Campaigns and Communications for the Labour party between 1985 and 1990.

As well as Chairman of Global Counsel, Peter is a Senior Adviser to Lazard. He is President of the Great Britain China Centre, a non-departmental public body which encourages dialogue and collaboration between Britain and China, and is President of the German-British Forum, the UK's primary bilateral forum for promoting dialogue on German-British business, social and political issues. Peter is Chairman of the Design Museum in London and Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also President of Policy Network.

Stephen is Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Department of Politics at UCL. Stephen has more than fifteen years of experience in European and British public policy and regulation, chiefly in the field of trade policy, trade negotiations, cross-border economic integration, and the operation of the European single market. He has advised senior politicians and policymakers on these issues in roles in the European Parliament, European Commission and Whitehall. Alongside his activities at UCL, Stephen is a Senior Director in the London office of the public policy consultancy Global Counsel.

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