Global Britain for an open world? Examining the importance of open societies to the UK’s ‘force for good’ ambitions

Global Britain for an open world? Examining the importance of open societies to the UK’s ‘force for good’ ambitions
Open societies around the world and the international system that supports them are under growing threat. This Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) publication provides detailed analysis and practical ideas for how the UK can meet this challenge with a ‘renewed commitment to (being) a force for good in the world-defending openness, democracy and human rights’ necessary for ‘shaping the open international order of the future’.
Union Jack flying over the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
25 October 2021
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This report was launched with a webinar on Tuesday 19th October, with the following speakers: Rt Hon Alistair Burt (Pro-Chancellor at Lancaster University and former Minister of State for the Middle East) ; Catherine Stihler (Chief Executive Officer of Creative Commons); Joe Powell (Deputy Chief Executive Office of the Open Government Partnership); and Yasmine Ahmed (UK Director of Human Rights Watch). The event was chaired by Adam Hug (Director of the FPC).

Listen to the audio from the event

Watch the video recording of the event