SCWA JUNE IN-PERSON
The Savannah Council on World Affairs
The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc.
are pleased to host a Special in-person program
Tuesday, June 15 at 5:30 PM
United Kingdom Consul General for the Southeastern United States presents:
Britain After Brexit: Priorities and Opportunities in Foreign Policy and Trade
Andrew Staunton serves as Her Majesty’s British Consul General to the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. As part of his first official visit since the onset of COVID-19, the Consul General will provide remarks to the Savannah Council on World Affairs and The Learning Center on the United Kingdom’s future following its withdrawal from the European Union. CG Staunton will provide an overview of the withdrawal agreement and implications for stakeholders, as well as opportunities for an enhanced trading relationship with the United States. The Consul General will also discuss UK trade and business activity with Savannah and the surrounding areas, including potential impacts from a US-UK free trade agreement. The CG will answer audience questions after his presentation.
Andrew Staunton took up his appointment in Atlanta as Her Majesty’s Consul General in June 2018. Andrew is the senior UK government representative in the Southeast United States responsible for relations with the states of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama. He leads a team which works to promote UK-US trade and investment, support British nationals, conduct public diplomacy on key issues, and build scientific and research co-operation. He also sits on the Marshall Scholarship selection committee.
Before taking up his posting in Atlanta, Andrew served four years as Deputy Head of Mission and Economic Counsellor at the British Embassy in Athens. He was also Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Dublin from 2009 to 2013. Throughout both of these postings, Andrew’s main focus was on the economic crises in Greece and Ireland, boosting bilateral relations, promoting the UK’s interests, and working on a range of issues linked to the European Union. Prior to this, Andrew worked in the Foreign Office as Deputy Director responsible for Security. Andrew joined the UK’s diplomatic service in 1987. He has also served overseas in China, France, Romania and Canada.
Andrew was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is accompanied in Atlanta by his wife, Rebecca. They have two adult children, both living in the UK.
The Learning Center: Center for Successful Aging, 3025 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405
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Live streaming may be available ~ The program will not be recorded.
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