Los Angeles: BABC LA Lunch with The Right Honourable William Hague, British Foreign Secretary
LSE alumni and friends are invited by the British American Business Council Los Angeles to a lunch with The Right Honourable William Hague, British Foreign Secretary. The LA chapter leaders have arranged for LSE alumni to be given the BABC member rate.
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the BABC LA
Cordially invite you to a Lunch with
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM HAGUE, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY
'Britain, The US and a World of Opportunities'
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California 90067
Advance Reservations Are Required!
RSVP to (424) 258-6160 by Monday, June 24th
British Foreign Secretary William Hague will give a business-focused speech over lunch on Wednesday June 26th. Mr Hague is the most senior member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s cabinet, and has been a Member of Parliament since 1989.
Mr Hague’s visit comes as the US, the UK and the other EU member states are beginning to negotiate a free trade agreement, even as some European and eurozone economies appear to be sliding back into recession. Whatever comes out of the free trade talks will have relevance for anyone running a business in the US and Europe. Since becoming Foreign Secretary, Mr Hague has made engagement with emerging powers an important part of Britain’s diplomatic and business effort, strengthening the UK’s presence through the opening of new diplomatic Posts in Latin America and increasing Britain’s representation in China, India and elsewhere.
The Foreign Secretary is at the forefront of some of the most difficult international political issues of the day, notably the Middle East peace process and Syria. He is a strong proponent of human rights and equality and recently pushed through a new international protocol on preventing sexual violence in conflict.
After studying at Oxford and getting an MBA at INSEAD, one of Europe’s top business schools, Mr Hague worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company before going into politics. He was Minister of State for Social Security and Secretary of State for Wales before serving as head of the Conservative party from 1997 to 2001. He became Foreign Secretary when the Conservatives returned to government in 2010.
Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before the start of the program to receive a refund.