Brexit and the Special Relationship
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Aug , 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Garden of the Gods Club


Since World War II, the United States and the United Kingdom have enjoyed a truly special relationship grounded in a shared commitment to a world order based on democracy, the rule of law, and free trade. Britain has been America’s most loyal, trustworthy, dependable, and effective ally. Brexit threatens most of the key key elements of that “special relationship.

Dr. Ray Raymond, MBE

  • Former British Diplomat
  • Prof. of Government & History, SUNY  & Director, Katt Institute for Constitutional Studies
  • Adjunct Professor of Comparative Politics, US Military Academy West Point

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception
  • 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Program
Registration Deadline Sunday, August 10, 2018
Garden of the Gods Club and Resort

3320 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs

(Either valet or free lot parking)

 Dr. Ray Raymond is a former British Diplomat. He is now Professor of Government and History at the SUNY and director of the Katt Institute for  Constitutional Studies. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Comparative Politics at the US Military Academy, West Point, Adjunct Fellow of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy in Rhode Island, and a regular visiting speaker at the US Air Force Academy.

During his 20 year-long diplomatic career he specialized on US government and politics and worked on politico-military, NATO and transatlantic trade policy issues, and the diplomatic aspects of Counter-Terrorism. Dr. Raymond also worked as an adviser to then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He also served HRH The Duke of York as a speechwriter and policy adviser.


Today, Dr. Raymond writes and speaks on international security matters at colleges, universities and other organizations concerned with foreign affairs in the US and the UK, particularly US foreign and security policy, Brexit and EU issues, and the Transatlantic Relationship (especially the UK-US “Special relationship.”)

Dr. Raymond’s honors include the Order of the British Empire, awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Distinguished Service Medal awarded by the Chief of Staff of the US Army, Honorary Doctorate from Coe College, Gold Medal of the Royal College of Defense Studies, London, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures, London, Andrew Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University, and Fellowship: Gilbert Lehrman Institute of American History.


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