Syria: The Catastrophe

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Members of the Society and their guests are invited to a reception on

Thursday, February 21st, Union Club of Boston, 8 Park St.

630pm hearty hors d’oeuvres reception

715pm talk with Q&A

800pm dessert, tea & coffee

The Right Honorable Andrew Mitchell, MP (Jesus, Cambridge)

Will speak on “Syria: The Catastrophe” and is willing to take questions on both Syria and Brexit following his presentation.

The Union Club, in its wonderful setting overlooking Boston Common, is easily reached by public transportation (Park Street T-Station) and parking is available in the Boston Common Garage.

Registration for the event is required for all attendees, please use this link to register and pay. Please contact with any questions, .

The price of the event is $40 including hearty hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.

Please reserve your places by Monday February 18th.

Andrew Mitchell has been the Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield since 2001.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Resilience and Sustainable Development Programme at Cambridge University; a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and at the School of International Studies of Peking University; and an Honorary Professor in the School of the Social Sciences for the University of Birmingham.

He was previously the Member of Parliament for Gedling from 1987 to 1997 during which time he held office as a Government Whip and was Minister for Social Security. He also served as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party 1992-93. Andrew was educated at Rugby School and studied History at Jesus College, Cambridge. In November 2003, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Economic Affairs. From September 2004 until the end of the Parliamentary term, he was Shadow Minister for Home Affairs. Following the General Election in May 2005 Andrew joined the Shadow Cabinet and was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. Andrew Mitchell was Secretary of State for International Development from May 2010 until September 2012 and Government Chief Whip from September – October 2012. Andrew Mitchell is currently a Senior Adviser to Investec (since 2013) and Ernst & Young (since 2016). In 2017 he was appointed as a Senior Adviser to the African Development Bank (AfDB).