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Oral evidence transcripts

Foreign Affairs Committee

Committee documents that were published online before May 2010 are available by session on the Pre-2010 Publications page.

Total results 351 (page 1 of 18)
6 February 2024
Work Follow-up to Xinjiang inquiry (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Chloe Cranston (Head of Thematic Advocacy Programmes at Anti-slavery International), Rahima Mahmut (UK Director at World Uyghur Congress), and Yalkun Uluyol (Researcher at Forced Labour Lab, Sheffield Hallam University)
Oral Evidence
6 February 2024
Work Follow-up to Xinjiang inquiry (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Sir Geoffrey Nice KC (Chair of the Uyghur Tribunal), Dr Kate Ferguson (Co-Executive Director at Protection Approaches), and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws (Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers)
Oral Evidence
30 January 2024
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses Tim Eaton (Senior Research Fellow in the MENA programme at Chatham House), Peter Millett (Former UK Ambassador to Libya), and Denisse Rudich (Director of Rudich Advisory and adviser at The Sentry)
Oral Evidence
30 January 2024
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses Farea Al-Muslimi (Research Fellow in the MENA programme at Chatham House), Helen Lackner (Former Visiting Fellow at European Council for Foreign Relations and former Research Associate at SOAS), and Dr Elisabeth Kendall (Mistress at Girton College, University of Cambridge and former Senior Research Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Pembroke College, University of Oxford)
Oral Evidence
23 January 2024
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses Ali Ansari (Professor at School of History, St Andrew’s University), and Behnam Ben Taleblu (Senior Fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
Oral Evidence
23 January 2024
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses The Rt Hon Jack Straw (Former Foreign Secretary at Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Oral Evidence
23 January 2024
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses Baroness Ashton of Upholland (Former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Former Vice President at European Commission), Sir Mark Lyall Grant (Former National Security Advisor), and Mike Singh (Managing Director at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
Oral Evidence
16 January 2024
Inquiry The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy
Witnesses Edmund Fitton-Brown (Former Coordinator at UN Sanctions Monitoring Group), SOAS Middle East Institute, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies and KCL, and Jerome Drevon (Jihad and Modern Conflict Senior Analyst at International Crisis Group)
Oral Evidence
9 January 2024
Inquiry Work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Witnesses Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Oral Evidence
5 December 2023
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses Professor Anoush Ehteshami (Professor of International Relations at School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham), Professor Simon Mabon (Professor of International Politics at Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department, University of Lancaster), and Professor Christopher Phillips (Professor in International Relations at School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London)
Oral Evidence
5 December 2023
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses John Casson (Former Foreign Affairs Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and ambassador to Egypt at Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office), and Jay Mens (Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange)
Oral Evidence
4 December 2023
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Witnesses John Bolton (Former National Security Advisor (United States) and Former US Ambassador at United Nations)
Oral Evidence
28 November 2023
Inquiry The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy
Witnesses Nuradin Dirie (Senior Advisor at European Institute of Peace), Roger Middleton (Managing Director at Sabi Insight), and Dr Nisar Majid (Research Director (Somalia), Peace & Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform (PeaceRep) at London School of Economics)
Oral Evidence
24 October 2023
Work Artificial Intelligence and diplomacy (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Professor Michael Ambühl (Former Swiss State Secretary for Foreign Affairs; Mathematician), Professor Corneliu Bjola (Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies at Department of International Development, University of Oxford), Pia Hüsch (Research Analyst for Cyber, Technology and National Security at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)), and Professor Nick Boström (Professor and Director at Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford)
Oral Evidence
17 October 2023
Work Follow-up to Afghanistan inquiry (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Minister of State (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations) at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), and Andrew McCoubrey (Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
Oral Evidence
17 October 2023
Work Follow-up to Afghanistan inquiry (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Andrew Kidd (Former Head of UKAid Programme at British Embassy Kabul, Director at Kent Refugee Action Network, and Representative at UK-Afghanistan Diplomatic and Development Alliance), Fawzia Koofi (Former Deputy Speaker at Afghan Parliament), and Nicola Kelly (Freelance journalist)
Oral Evidence
19 September 2023
Work Recent coups in West Africa and the Sahel region (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Dr Nicholas Westcott CMG (Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS University of London), Aneliese Bernard (Founder and Director at Strategic Stabilization Advisors), and Aanu Adeoye (West Africa Correspondent at Financial Times)
Oral Evidence
12 September 2023
Inquiry The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy
Witnesses Richard Barrett CMG OBE (Former Director of Counterterrorism at MI6, and Former Head of the UN al-Qaeda/Taliban Monitoring Team at United Nations Security Council), Harmonie Toros (Professor of International Relations at University of Reading), and Paul Jordan (Head of Responding to Violent Extremism at European Institute of Peace)
Oral Evidence
12 September 2023
Inquiry The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy
Witnesses Peter Neumann (Professor of Security Studies at Department of War Studies, Kings College London, and Founder at International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation), and Antonio Giustozzi (Senior Research Fellow, Terrorism and Conflict at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and Visiting Professor at King's College London)
Oral Evidence
5 September 2023
Inquiry The UK’s engagement in Central Asia
Witnesses Charles Garrett (Former UK Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan), and Erlan Dosymbekov (Managing Partner at Ernst and Young (EY) in Kazakhstan and Central Asia)
Oral Evidence
Total results 351 (page 1 of 18)