The British Council welcome you to this discussion exploring the role that engaging with open societies plays in international cooperation and diplomacy. What elements make an ‘open society’ and how can they work together to address global challenges and opportunities? What role do educational and cultural programmes play in promoting rules-based international systems and shared values? And how does this participation encourage cooperation between likeminded countries?
His Excellency the Honourable George Brandis QC, High Commissioner of Australia to the UK
Dr Harry Kuchah, President, IATEFL
Dr Joanna Newman MBE FRSA, Chief Executive and Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Esme Ward, Director, Manchester Museum
Maddalaine Ansell, Director Education, British Council (Chair)