The Foreign and Commonwealth Office after Brexit

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has traditionally been at the heart of Britain’s foreign policy decision making. As the UK seeks a new role outside the EU as ‘Global Britain’, how is that role changing? What should the FCO’s priorities be in the future?

The Institute for Government and UK in a Changing Europe are delighted to invite you to a discussion on how the FCO can best deploy its expertise.

Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will make some opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Our panel includes:

  • Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government and previously Chief Foreign Commentator, Foreign Editor and US Editor of The Times.
  • Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist at the Financial Times
  • Professor Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe (chair)

To book a place at this event, please email your name, job title and organisation to


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