Britain as a Force for Good: 6 Ways to Turn a Slogan into Reality

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Join us for the launch of the new International Rescue Committee UK and RUSI Essay Collection: ‘Britain as a Force for Good: 6 Ways to Turn a Slogan into Reality’

Given a challenging geopolitical environment, the recently published Integrated Review of the UK’s security, defence, development and foreign policies, and the appointment of a new foreign secretary, RUSI and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) UK have joined forces to publish this new essay collection.

The collection explores ways in which the UK can tackle global challenges and deliver on its ‘Global Britain’ ambition across a range of areas including climate, global health, foreign policy, science and technology. It includes contributions from: David Miliband, Baroness Sugg, Fatou Jeng, Lord Ricketts, Mark Lowcock, Sir Jeremy Farrar and Ravi Gurumurthy. Each essay offers a tangible way forward, to ensure the UK’s foreign policy can deliver for people in the country and across the globe.

At this launch event, we are joined by:

  • Baroness Sugg, Former FCDO Minister
  • Fatou Jeng, Founder of Clean Earth Gambia and a UNFCCC youth representative
  • Ravi Gurumurthy, CEO, Nesta
  • Dr Karin von Hippel, Director-General, RUSI
  • Laura Kyrke-Smith, Executive Director, IRC UK

The event is chaired by Deborah Haynes, Security and Defence Editor, Sky News.

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Britain as a Force for Good: Six Ways to Turn a Slogan Into Reality

Published jointly with the International Rescue Committee, this essay collection focuses on how the Global Britain vision can be made a reality

Essay Collection: Britain as a Force for Good

Six Ways to Turn a Slogan Into Reality


  • International Rescue Committee

    The IRC works in conflict-affected and fragile countries around the world to deliver life-saving assistance to people affected by war, disaster and climate change and remains working with communities to assist with rebuilding through the post-crisis phase. Our presence in some 40 countries in education, health, protection, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery programming provides us with an expert understanding of humanitarian and development challenges in contexts of conflict and fragility.

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