Can Historians help shape foreign policy?

Can Historians help shape foreign policy?

31/05/2017

 

Last night we were guests of Chatham House to debate this question in the wake of Theresa May's Lancaster House speech in which she shared a post Brexit vision where Britain's relationships with European and global partners would be driven by its 'profoundly internationalist history and culture'. Is this a harking back to the days of empire? And if so, are Britain’s partners around the world willing to engage with her in this spirit or will they take a more pragmatic approach, pursuing the geopolitical and trading relationships that best serve their national interests? These were some of the questions considered during a wide ranging debate.

 

By: Emma

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