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.

'This time is different: What we can learn from past crises in responding to Covid-19'

Members are invited to join Anneliese Dodds, MP in conversation with Professor Randall Kroszner.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Live Webinar via Microsoft Teams
There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the conversation.

As a former Governor of the US Federal Reserve, Professor Kroszner played a major role in responding to the 2008 Financial Crisis.  Now, in conversation with Anneliese Dodds, he will discuss the way in which economies are influenced by disparate factors, including trade deals like the US/UK deal and outbreaks like the Coronavirus, and what we can learn from past crises, including the 2008 crisis and the Great Depression, in responding to COVID-19. This discussion will be of interest to all concerned with Great Britain’s role in—and the general state of—global markets.

Randall S. Kroszner is Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he also serves as Deputy Dean for Executive Programs.  He is currently based out of Chicago Booth’s London campus.

From 2006-2009, Professor Kroszner was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.  He was chairman of its Committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions during the global financial crisis.

Anneliese Dodds, MP is the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Oxford East and the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.  Anneliese was elected in June 2017 and appointed Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury shortly after.

Anneliese represented Oxford from 2014 to 2017 as its MEP.  In that role, Anneliese served on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, focusing especially on clamping down on tax avoidance by big companies.  She was also responsible for tightening rules on financial services, to help prevent any repeat of the global financial crisis.

Before becoming an MEP, Anneliese worked for many years as an academic.

For further details on the event or to join the conversation please RSVP to Hannah Mitchell in the BAPG Secretariat: mitchellhk@parliament.uk

BAPG Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at 3.30pm

The Group’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at 3.30pm in the Jubilee Room (circumstances permitting), when members of the Executive Committee 2020-21 will be elected.  Nominations, which must be proposed and seconded by other members of the BAPG, should reach the BAPG Secretariat, Ground Floor, Richmond House, House of Commons, London SW1A OAA, no later than Friday, 17th July 2020.

Further, the election of members to the Executive Committee will involve separate ballots of members of each House.  Members of the House of Lords will vote exclusively for six members of the House of Lords and members of the House of Commons will vote for 12 members of their own House.

In accordance with rule 8(b), the Executive Committee will nominate for ratification at the AGM two Honorary Treasurers and the Honorary Secretary.

All members of the Group are invited to attend the AGM.

2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

The BAPG traditionally sends two Parliamentarians to each of the National Party Conventions to see Presidential candidate selection:

2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 17-20 August and

2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, 24-27 August.

The BAPG is currently working with contacts to confirm two places on each of the International Leader Programmes, run alongside the Conventions, which involve a series of informative luncheons, briefings and receptions with business and political leaders and includes passes into the respective Conventions.

 

2020 Annual Parliamentary / Congressional Conference in the US

It is the turn of the US House of Representatives to host the Annual Parliamentary / Congressional Conference in the US.   The conference was originally planned in July, but we are now looking at alternative dates later in the year, circumstances permitting.

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.  Originally scheduled in late July, we are now considering dates later in the year, circumstances permitting.

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 programme will run late November/early December, over three days.  The precise dates will be confirmed in due course.