December, 2017: Douglas Blausten chaired a Whitehall Group Meeting with Dr. Charles Tannock, Member of the European Parliament for London. Dr. Tannock led a discussion on the ‘The fast-evolving role of the pro-European wing within the Conservative Party’. This meeting was a continuation of an ongoing series of informed high level discussions on UK/European Policy issues surrounding Brexit he has organised and chaired. Speakers have included the Rt Hon David Liddington, MP; Sir Vince Cable, MP; Lord Hannay and Sir Kevin Tebbit; Stephen Kinnock, MP, Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP and Rt Hon Lord Heseltine.
November, 2017: Sir Tony Brenton, KCMG, Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge and former British Ambassador to Russia will address the Whitehall Group to discuss Government Foreign policy Subject: “What should we do about Russia”
October, 2017: China and Asian Economics Douglas Blausten organised for Sir Danny Alexander, Vice Chairman of the Asia Investment Bank to address the Whitehall Group on “China and Asian Economics” which was chaired by Colm Lauder of Goodbody and the new Chairman of the Whitehall Group
July, 2017: Knowledgemotion which owns and is developing the world’s largest video clips library for education with over 2 million video clips announced that NVM Private Equity has invested £3m (€3.4m) in the video platform business Knowledgemotion. Douglas Blausten is a member of the Advisory Board.
June, 2017: Douglas Blausten chaired the 7th Whitehall Lecture in Portman Square, London. Prof. Becky Francis, Director of the Institute of Education, University College London. Subject: ‘The role of Academies in UK Education Policy’