2022 British-American Parliamentary Group Luncheon

Members of the corporate council posit questions to the eight parliamentarians from the United Kingdom.

On July 20, 2022, the Meridian Corporate Council partnered with Fiserv to host eight members of parliament from the United Kingdom, for a discussion on the U.S-UK friendship and luncheon with members of the corporate council. The conversation was moderated by Puru Trivedi, Vice President, External & Corporate Affairs, Meridian International Center.

The 2022 iteration of the British American Parliamentary Group welcomed:

  • Mr. Scott Benton - Blackpool South, Conservative
  • Mr. Antony Higginbotham - Burnley, North West, Conservative
  • Mr. Tom Hunt - Ipswich, Conservative
  • Mr. Justin Madders - Ellesmere Port & Neston, Labour
  • Mr. Gagan Mohindra - South West Hertfordshire, Conservative
  • Ms. Anum Qaisar - Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party
  • Ms. Yasmin Qureshi - Bolton South East, Labour
  • Mr. Daniel Zeichner - Cambridge, Labour

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), British parliamentarians (MP) are welcomed to the U.S. to take part in an intensive ten-day exchange that includes Congressional appointments in Washington, several days of shadowing a Member of Congress in their home district, and a closing session in Boston that ties their experiences together while learning about the functions of local and state government. These exchanges seek primarily to strengthen U.S.-U.K. relations and educate parliamentarians on the U.S. federalist system of government; in addition, the program offers the opportunity for participants to examine the role of non-governmental players in the formation of domestic and foreign policy. Some notable previous members of the British-American Parliamentary Group include Former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, and Tony Blair.

Project summary

2022 British-American Parliamentary Group Luncheon | July 2022
Number of Attendees: 30
Countries: United Kingdom
Impact Areas: Public Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy, Foreign Policy
Program Areas: Diplomatic Engagement
Partners: Private Sector