UK Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times A Roundtable Discussion with British Consul General, R. Potter, & J. Nolan, Head of the Foreign Policy Team, British High Commission in Ottawa

As the global community tackles challenges from terrorism and weapons proliferation to climate change and energy security, Canada and the UK will need to work together. How do we do that? What issues should we focus on? And to what effect? Join an informal forum to discuss these issues.

Rupert Potter took up his position as British Consul General in Vancouver in 2012 and is the British gov- ernment’s representative in BC, the Yukon and the North West Territories. Immediately prior to his post- ing in Vancouver, Rupert served as the Deputy Head of Mission in Bahrain from 2008 to 2012. In London, he has worked for the FCO’s South Asia Department, Afghanistan Unit and North America Department, as well as working for Cabinet Office and taking a secondment with the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Julia Nolan is Head of Foreign Policy Team at the British High Commission in Ottawa. She has worked for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office since leaving university. She has focussed on policy work throughout her career, specialising largely on the security agenda and Asia. She leads a team responsible for report- ing on Canadian internal politics, lobbying and collaborating on foreign policy issues, and steering the government-to-government bilateral relationship.

*Chatham House Rule: Participants are welcome to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed in order to facilitate sharing.

Sponsors: Institute for European Studies; Liu Institute for Global Studies, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Institute of Asian Research