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The Foreign Policy Centre holds events to engage the public in debates around key international affairs issues. These include seminars, conferences, keynote speeches and expert roundtables. The majority of events will take place in London but the FPC will work with partners to hold events in other UK Cities and internationally. To listen to recordings of previous events visit our YouTube page or click on past events. For general enquiries about our events, please email:

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PR & Communication Agencies and Kleptocracy

The PR business in the UK has grown significantly over the last several decades, becoming an industry generating billions annually. But what are the dangers and dilemmas that face PR firms and communication agencies when their clients are from kleptocratic jurisdictions?   PR can be used constructively, encompassing, in the words of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations, the “planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual ...

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Opening remarks from Alastair McCapra, CEO of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Tom Mayne, Research Fellow, University of Oxford and author of the new report ‘PR & Communication Agencies and Kleptocracy’

Farzana Baduel, CEO of Curzon PR

Franz Wild, Editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Chair: Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP

Please email if interested in attending the event.

March 4, 2024
6:30pm-8:00pm UK time

Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA

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