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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


Andrew Staunton
 United Kingdom Consul General for the Southeastern United States presents:

Britain After Brexit: Priorities and Opportunities in Foreign Policy and Trade

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Program Abstract:
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.
Speaker Biography:
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.
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Global Ties Arizona hosts HRH Ambassador Reema Bandar al-Saud, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S., for “A Conversation with HRH, Princess Reema: Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S.”  
Tuesday 6/15 
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World Affairs Council of Austin hosts Ambassador Todd Chapman for “Conversation with Todd Chapman, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil.” 
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World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Alexa Koenig, Executive Director for UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, for “How Social Media Advances the Struggle for Human Rights.” 
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World Affairs Council of Charleston hosts Jon Gundersen, Senior Advisor and instructor at the Joint Special Operations University, for “Special Operations Forces: A Review.” 
Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs hosts Professor Sean Roberts, George Washington University, for “The Roots of Cultural Genocide in China’s Xinjiang Province.” 
Alaska World Affairs Council and International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Heather Conley, Senior VP for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director of the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at CSIS, “Struggles Over the Melting Arctic.” 
Wednesday 6/16 
International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Ambassador Roya Rahmani, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S., for “Ambassador Roya Rahmani: From Afghanistan’s Perspective.” 
World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Adrian Covert, Senior VP of Public Policy for the Bay Area Council, and Mike Mielke, Senior VP and Head of Public Policy for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, for “World Affairs in Action – Taking on Rising Waters in San Francisco Bay.” 
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World Affairs Forum (Stamford) hosts Professor William Inboden, The University of Texas at Austin, for “Faith & Foreign Policy: Religion in Statecraft.” 
WorldBoston hosts Thomas Wright, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, for “Brexit: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead.” 
World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts a panel of experts for “Honorary Consuls of San Antonio.”
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