UK world relations and the future of democracy – Friday, June 4, 2021 – 11:30 to 12:30 PM EDT
Tom Tugendhat was elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 2015 and was re-elected in 2017. On his return to Parliament, he was elected to be Chair of the influential Foreign Affairs Select Committee, the youngest person to ever hold the post. Tom ran for office after leaving the British Army in July 2013. As a Reservist, he served in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and, most recently, as the military assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff. He also worked for the Foreign Office and helped set up the National Security Council of Afghanistan and the government in Helmand Province. Politically, Tom has been campaigning for transparency in financial institutions, including in pensions and asset management companies. He has served on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee and writes regularly on a wide range of issues for outlets including the Spectator, Daily Telegraph, the London Times, and the Financial Times.