An Institutional Insight into Foreign Policy-Making
On Wednesday 5th February 2014 a roundtable discussion took place at King’s College London in relation to the role of institutions in the process of foreign policy-making in Britain.
On Wednesday 5th February 2014 a roundtable discussion took place at King’s College London in relation to the role of institutions in the process of foreign policy-making in Britain. LCSS has organised thi event in collaboration with KCL's War Studies department.
The keynote speakers for this event were Professor Matthew Uttley (King’s College London) and Professor Ivor Gaber (City University London). The topic is of extreme relevance regarding the influence of academia, think tanks and media in British foreign policy-making.
Prof Matthew Uttley emphasised the idea that academia should be a critical friend to government by putting emphasis on the critical standing of academia whilst building friendly relations with the political elite. He explored the scope and depth of potential collaborations between Whitehall and academia whilst considering the cultural compatibility issues. He also covered the Civil Service Reform Plan (2012).
Prof Ivor Gaber explained the role of media in the process of policy-making. He explored the scope of the media’s potential influence regarding agenda setting and implementation. In return, he also explored the political elite’s reaction to media issues. He exemplified the interaction between Whitehall and media with contemporary issues such as Syria, Ukraine, Central Africa and Al Jazeera.
The discussion was finalised with a Question & Answers, with the discussants getting the opportunity to ask their questions to the keynote speakers before a final refreshments and networking session which ended this interesting and timely event.
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