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THE D GROUP – UPCOMING EVENTS
Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Join us for breakfast with Ms. Mitsuko Hayashi, Director of International Defence Equipment at the Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics Agency, who will be discussing the future relationship of Japan and the UK in the defence space.
As Chairman of the parliamentary Defence Select Committee, Dr Julian Lewis MP oversees the work of the Ministry of Defence and its associated bodies, as well as commissioning inquiries and reports.
The Conservative strategy – The Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime at the Home Office, to discuss his role and what he sees as the principal challenges for the coming years.
We are delighted to welcome back Lord Francis Maude who has led illuminating discussions at the D Group three times already. A familiar face in British public life, he entered Parliament in 1983 and rose quickly to hold numerous senior posts in government and opposition.
We look forward to welcoming Ed Husain, Global Fellow - Middle East Program at The Wilson Center and Author of The House of Islam (2018) for a lunch to discuss what the UK needs to improve in its approach to the Middle East and forge stronger relations.
Dr David Kingham, Executive Vice Chairman, Tokamak Energy Ltd
Professor Gerstle is currently Paul Mellon Professor of American History and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. He received his BA from Brown University and his MA and PhD from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society.
Sir Nigel Shadbolt is one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of artificial intelligence. Beyond exploring A.I. from a technological standpoint, his work also considers some of the broader, philosophical questions posed by the digital age; his seminal text, The Spy in the Coffee Machine, examines how advancements in tech could corrode trust and privacy.