A top-level discussion bringing together the former Chair of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, a journalist and publisher of Defence Analysis and the Sheriff of the City of London.
This is the second discussion in the Global Britain – Polarisation, Grey Zone and Hybrid Conflict project, part of the Cityforum Intelligent Defence and Smart Power series and will probe what we face, what we could do, and how we could do it. The discussion is being prepared in a way that will give useful thinking to officials, military and politicians, to British businesses and to those from abroad who work in and with the UK. As on the first occasion, this webinar will have an international attendance including a prominent expert on rebuilding troubled states and giving them an economic future.
The series is supported by the Ministry of Defence and involves corporates including BAE Systems and Leidos. The webinar is produced jointly by Cityforum and Z/Yen.
Madeleine Moon represented the Bridgend constituency at Westminster from 2005 to 2019. She joined the Defence Select Committee in 2009. She chaired sub-committees reporting on the safety and welfare of military personnel on training and exercises, the use of Remotely Piloted Air Systems and defence in the Arctic. Madeleine was a member of the UK Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from 2010, serving as a member of the Defence and Security Committee. She was elected President in November 2018. Since leaving Westminster Madeleine has continued to work defence facing organisations including City Forum and joined the European Leadership Network.
Francis Tusa has been a leading defence journalist and analyst for nearly 30 years. Having started working at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies in 1987, and there setting up the Middle East Defence programme, he has subsequently worked for a wide range of written and broadcast outlets including Sky News, CNN, the Guardian, and many BBC channels. Within the defence media, he worked as UK and then European Editor for Armed Forces Journal International, and has written Janes, Flight International, Defense News and Aviation Week and Space Technology, as well as numerous Asian/Middle East defence magazines. He set up his newsletter, Defence Analysis, in 1998, and it has become a unique resource for defence data, intelligence and analysis, providing unrivalled information on defence budgets, industrial budgets and politics, and global defence markets. Another first was setting up Military Logistics International, the first – and only - magazine devoted to defence support/logistics.