VIEW THE VIDEO! Book Series Discussion - "US/UK Relations: A Pragmatic Approach for a Post-Covid World" with Patrick Davies

Date: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

Patrick DaviesClick on the photo to view the program recording.

The British-American Business Association's

Program Committee

Cordially invites you to the first BABA Book Series discussion:

"US/UK Relations:  A Pragmatic Approach for a Post-Covid World"
with Patrick Davies, former Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Washington, DC and author of "The Great American Delusion"

MODERATORS: Jennifer Taylor Hodges, President of BABA and Vice President, Government Relations for BT and
John Dickerman, Vice President of BABA and Head of Washington Office, CBI

DATE:  Tuesday, June 8, 2021

TIME:  2:00 - 3:00pm EDT

LOCATION: ZOOM Meeting Platform


  • What are the main challenges facing the US and UK as both countries emerge from the Covid pandemic?
  • How far did Covid expose pre-existing problems on both sides of the Atlantic or create new ones?
  • What does the post-Covid world mean for US/UK relations? What are the opportunities and the threats?
  • In an increasingly competitive world, can the US and UK win the competition for the 21st century?

Drawing on his book, The Great American Delusion, former deputy UK ambassador to the US, Patrick Davies, will attempt to answer these questions and more.

Patrick Davies is a writer, company adviser and mentor. He was a British diplomat for 25 years wrapping up his career as the UK's Deputy Ambassador to the United States from 2013-18 where he worked alongside the Trump and Obama White Houses for 5 years. Earlier in his career, Davies served in the British embassies in Morocco, Poland and Iran. He was Private Secretary (Deputy Chief of Staff) to two Foreign Secretaries, Robin Cook and Jack Straw, from 2000-3 and led the UK's response to the Arab Spring (2010-12).

Davies’ first taste of the US was on a student exchange programme to a high school in California in 1987. He has more than 30 years' experience of America, its people and politics and has travelled to more than 40 US states.

Davies currently lives in northern England. THE GREAT AMERICAN DELUSION is his first book.