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The British Perspective on the Arab Spring, Energy Security and the Challenges in 2012 - with Alistair Burt MP

Presented by the World Affairs Council
                                               

Wednesday, February 1
Federal Reserve Bank of Houston
1801 Allen Parkway, Brazos Room
Houston, Texas 77019
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon Program: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

   
Minister Alistair Burt

Alistair Burt MP is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is responsible for British policy on the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, as well as terrorism and proliferation in some of the most challenging places in the world.

Please join us for a conversation with Minister Burt.

Respond to corporate@wachouston.org or 713 522-7811
Members $40, Non-Members $50, space is limited.
Speaker Alistair Burt MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister for the Middle East and South Asia. British Government Alistair was born in 1955, is married to Eve, has two adult children and is a Grandad. They live in Wootton, Bedfordshire. Educated at Bury GS, Lancashire and Oxford ...

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister for the Middle East and South Asia.
British Government



Alistair was born in 1955, is married to Eve, has two adult children and is a Grandad. They live in Wootton, Bedfordshire. Educated at Bury GS, Lancashire and Oxford University. Qualifying as a solicitor in 1980, he worked in practice in London until 1983.






Alistair and Eve are members of St Mary's Church, Wootton. Alistair is on the Board of Patrons of Habitat for Humanity GB, a charity tackling poverty housing on a global scale and an Ambassador to Prospects, an organisation working together with people with learning disabilities to ensure they can lead fulfilled lives, plus is connected to several local organisations serving Bedfordshire.


  


He plays football, runs regularly, and has completed nine London Marathons






Experience






1982-83  Councillor, London Borough of Haringey


Elected MP for Bury North 1983, 1987, and 1992.


1985-90  PPS to Rt Hon Kenneth Baker between


1992-95  PUSS at the Department of Social Security


1994-97  Sponsor Minister for Manchester and Salford


1995-97  Minister of State, Minister for Disabled People






He lost his marginal seat in 1997, and became a headhunter for Whitehead Mann GKR’s sport and not for profit sector in London, moving the family to Bedford.  






Elected MP for NE Bedfordshire 2001, 2005 and 2010






2002-05  PPS to the Leader of the Opposition


2005-08  Shadow Minister for Communities and Regeneration


2008-10  Assistant Chief Whip and Deputy Party Chairman






In May 2010, Alistair was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister for the Middle East and South Asia.






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Alistair’s constituency political interests have been centered on his busy constituency workload, taking a keen interest in the development of public services in a growing county, countryside issues affecting villages and small towns, regional planning and transport. Alistair has been active in issues regarding Carers. Social division, urban regeneration and overseas development are also high on his agenda.






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When?

Wed, Feb. 1, 2012
5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Federal Reserve Bank of Houston
1801 Allen Parkway, Brazos Room
Houston, TX 77019