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The View from London: The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab

Please join us for a live speech by Secretary Raab followed by a conversation between Mr. Raab and NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell on Global Britain in the 2020s.


Dominic Raab
Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State
The United Kingdom

Dominic Raab is the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State. Raab was first appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State on 24 July 2019. He was first elected Conservative MP for Esher and Walton in May 2010.

In Conversation With

Andrea Mitchell
Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Chief Washington Correspondent, NBC News
Host, Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” is the network’s leading voice on U.S. foreign policy and international diplomacy. Mitchell reports on intelligence and national security issues across all NBC News and MSNBC properties.

A broadcast pioneer, Mitchell is known for her tenacity and veteran analysis as she pursues answers and traverses the globe reporting on the State Department. Mitchell has been a distinguished reporter of election coverage for four decades.

As a longtime foreign affairs correspondent, Mitchell’s has covered exclusive reports from North Korea, the Middle East, Haiti, and more.

Introduced By

Nicholas Burns
Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School

Nicholas Burns is the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Belfer Center. Burns is Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum, and Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group. He is Chairman of the Board of Our Generation Speaks.

Burns served in the U.S. government as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs, Special Assistant to President Clinton, and Director for Soviet Affairs. Burns served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem and at the American embassies in Egypt and Mauritania.

Event information
Wed Mar 17, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am EDT