Invitation: LCID and Open Labour Pamphlet Launch ‘A progressive foreign policy for new times’
LCID is pleased to be supporting Open Labour to launch a new pamphlet written by Dr Harry Pitts and Professor Paul Thompson which argues that Labour should put forward a new foreign policy inspired by two great figures of our movement – Robin Cook and Jo Cox.
Joining us for the launch will be Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy, and Oscar nominated and Emmy and BAFTA award winning journalist Waad Al-Kateab. Waad made the incredible documentary For Sama, is a board member of the Syrian British Council and made the BBC list of 100 women and Time magazine ‘s 100 Most Influential People in 2020.
It will be place next Thursday 10th December at 7pm. Please register here to get the Zoom link.
As you know, LCID campaigns in support of the Responsibility to Protect, one of our two main campaigns alongside defending aid and development. We are pleased to see this paper back the approach to civilian protection that Jo Cox advocated for, which forms the basis of our advocacy.
The full speaking link up is below:
- Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary
- Waad Al-Kateab, Director of For Sama and board member of the Syrian British Council
- Prof Paul Thompson, and Dr Harry Pitts, report authors
- Prof Mary Kaldor, Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, LSE, and foreword author
- Alex Sobel MP, Open Labour Co-Founder, and foreword author
- and me!
Hope you can make it. And a reminder again that we are always keen to come and speak at your CLP on these issues. Our network of speakers includes activists from the Syrian British Council, Kosovo, Rwanda, Bosnia, Afghanistan and the World Uyghur Congress – please fill in the form here and we will be in touch to arrange for a speaker to speak at one of your meetings.