British-American Parliamentary Group

Up & Coming Events

Notice of BAPG events will be advertised on this site and the All Party Whip.  We will also e-mail members.

For more information on any of the events advertised below please contact the BAPG Programme Manager, Hannah Mitchell.

'Essentials of Free Flowing Data Transfers' Online Discussion Event in Partnership with BritishAmerican Business on Thursday, 9th September at 5pm to 6.15pm

The transfer of data across borders is critical to the day to day operations of our life sciences, manufacturing and tech sectors.

The British-American Parliamentary Group is delighted to partner with BritishAmerican Business in hosting an online discussion event with senior leaders from US and UK business and US and UK legislators on what we mean when we talk about data transfers,  the state of play for legal mechanisms for transatlantic data transfers and the unique opportunity of the UK and the US to set global standards on data transfers and take the leadership on future technologies.

Thursday, 9th September 2021 at 5pm to 6:15pm BST
via Zoom.

Moderated by Duncan Edwards, CEO of BritishAmerican Business

joined by Senior Leaders from UK and U.S. Business

together with

Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy (Republican, Louisiana) member of the Senate Finance Committee and the United States Senate Joint Economic Committee

and

Darren Jones, MP (Labour, Bristol Northwest), Chair of the Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy .

The guest speakers will be delighted to take questions from the audience

The audience will comprise Parliamentarians and senior executives from the UK and U.S. business network.

All members are welcome.

RSVP to the BAPG Secretariat: mitchellhk@parliament.uk / tel. 020 7219 6209

 

 

Pew Research Center Briefing on its newest findings on the global perceptions of the United States of America and its President on 20th July 2021 AT 5pm to 6pm via Microsoft Teams

The BAPG is delighted to host an online briefing with Dr. Richard Wike of the Pew Research Center, moderated by The Rt. Hon. the Baroness Jay of Paddington, on  Tuesday, 20th July at 5pm to 6pm BST via Microsoft Teams

The Pew Research Center has studied trends in global perceptions of the United States and its president for two decades. Its newest findings, based on polling data collected in 16 advanced economies around the world, explore the public image of Joe Biden, including several of his major policy initiatives, and how America’s reputation has changed in the post-Trump period.

In this online briefing, the Center’s leading international survey researcher, Dr. Richard Wike, will discuss the new data and compare America’s current reputation in international affairs with public perceptions of China and the European Union.

Dr. Wike will also take questions from the audience on the research.

All members are welcome.

RSVP to the BAPG Secretariat: mitchellhk@parliament.uk / tel. 020 7219 6209

 

Annual Parliamentary / Congressional Exchange with the US House of Representatives BAPG

We hope to schedule the deferred 2020 Annual Parliamentary / Congressional Conference with the US House of Representatives BAPG in 2021, as soon as circumstances allow.

While in Washington DC, the Parliamentary delegation will also take the opportunity of meetings arranged by the British Embassy, with additional calls on the Hill, members of the Administration, business, trade unions and Think Tanks.

 

Annual BAPG / US Department of State Co-Sponsored Visit to the US for Parliamentarians to learn about the US political system

Annual US government co-sponsored ‘International Visitor Leadership Programme’ (IVLP) for Parliamentarians with little or no prior experience of the US to gain a greater understanding of the American political system at the federal, state and local levels.  This nine day visit will include a short time with a Member of Congress in his/her district.

The 2020 programme was indefinitely postponed by the US Department of State, due to the Coronavirus health pandemic, but we are hoping to resume it in 2021, circumstances allowing.

Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Thematic Visit to California

The British-American Parliamentary Group plans to send a bi-partisan delegation to California to look at both the regulatory and the innovation aspects of electric and autonomous vehicles.

The delegation will visit Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco. The programme will be arranged by the British Consulate Generals in San Francisco and Los Angeles, in consultation with the British-American Parliamentary Group.

N.B. This visit has been deferred from 2019.  The precise dates of the visit will be confirmed in due course.

Harvard IOP Bipartisan Orientation Programme for New Members of Congress.

BAPG members are traditionally invited to observe Harvard’s biennial bipartisan orientation programme for newly elected Members of Congress, conducted by the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government.  British Parliamentarians are the only foreign legislators invited to attend the programme and have the opportunity to meet and make contacts with 30-50 newly elected Members of Congress.

The next programme will take place in November/December 2022 following the US Midterm Elections.