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The British American Project for the Successor Generation, to give it its original, and now quietly forgotten, title, is an elite corporate/political talking and networking organisation. Its aims are to ensure that the left and liberal intelligentsia are not hostile to US foreign policy interests. It was founded in 1985.

Contents

Background

In a profile of the British American Project in The New Statesman, Duncan Parrish writes:

Each year the project invites 24 American and 24 British delegates to take part in four days of dinners, parties and discussions (ranging from the nature of the "special relationship" to security and economic issues). Delegates enjoy comparative luxury (the class of '98 stayed at the $285-a-night Omni Royal Crescent in New Orleans). The aim, to quote the report of the 1985 conference, is "to create, at a time of growing international strains and stresses, a closer rapport between Britain and the United States among people likely to become influential decision-makers during the next two decades". Delegates are nominated by existing fellows; once they have come through the process of selection (in the UK, this is based on competitive debating sessions with other nominees), they have their travel and other expenses paid to the more or less exotic locations of the conference. Last year New Orleans, this year ... Harrogate ...
The project was first suggested in 1982 by Nick Butler, a Labour Party insider of the old right and a research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Along with many others in the US and Britain who viewed the special relationship favourably, he had become concerned about the growing tide of anti-American sentiment, particularly within his own party. This was the time of Greenham Common, CND and the battles over US deployment of cruise missiles in Europe. Vietnam and Watergate were fresh in everyone's memory.
Butler's response was to propose a series of conferences, similar in format to the annual get-together of the Anglo-German elite at Konigswinter, developing personal relationships between the participants and broadening understanding. This rapidly gained backing from Chatham House, then from other establishment bodies, such as the Royal United Services Institute and the US embassy in London. But at this stage there seemed little prospect of funding.
It was Sir Charles Villiers, the former chairman of British Steel, who overcame this obstacle by roping in two American anglophile friends of his, Lew van Dusen and Isadore Scott, who were able to secure $460,000 through the Pew Charitable Trusts, the second biggest grant-making body in the US.[1]

According to an article in Scotland on Sunday:

In 1997 it was reported that the BAP would seek charitable status in the UK, allowing tax relief for the major corporate sponsors of the network. Then Julia Hobsbawm claimed charity status was justified 'because the project pays for the 48 delegates, 24 from each country, to attend the conference, at a cost of approximately £20,000 for the British delegates as part of a total administration cost of £150,000.
Corporate sponsors such as British Aerospace and BP underwrite the £150,000 cost of the long weekend. Camelot, the organiser of the National Lottery, has chipped in with £10,000 as part of a company donation programme designed "to help young people achieve their potential."[2]

History and role

It is important to note that those within BAP are keen to play down the project's origins in the cold war. The initial drive of initiatives such as BAP were avowedly anti-left, anti-CND and emerged from very specific high level and far-reaching projects: Eugene V. Rostow's The Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) is a hawkish gathering of ideologues first founded in 1950 then re-formed in 1976 (when Rostow went to the right of Nixon) pushed for larger defense budgets and arms buildups, to counter the Soviet Union, now terrorism and internal dissent. The CPD had a stranglehold on Reagan's defence and foreign policy in a similar way to the neoconservatives' ideological grip on George W. Bush's. Indeed there are many continuities given that the CPD Members in 2004 include associates of the American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Boeing Company.

In the early 80s a leaked memo to the Washington Post outlined a revivied COINTELPRO in the US and that:

'Rostow was equally concerned about the growing unilateralist movement and so helped initiate a similar propaganda exercise in Britain, aimed at neutralising the efforts of CND. It would take three forms: mobilising public opinion, working within the Churches, and a 'dirty tricks' operation against the peace groups.'

A project was then organised through the CIA and the US Information Agency (USIA) to organise (through private organisations) a propaganda campaign in Europe. The Rand Corporation, linked to the government and the CIA, 'sponsored a week's study on 'the Successor Generation' and its implications for Nato.

The "Successor Generation" was initially another name for anti-Americanism in Europe.' In Lobster 3 Stephen Dorril notes the appearance of Peter Dailey here, who was later an initiator of BAP, and also of the creation in March 1982 of the British Coalition For Peace Through Security (CPS), based on its American counterpart (CPS-US), this unleashed US propaganda techniques into Britain and a growing alliance between old Cold War warriors, ideologues like Rostow and Norman Podhoretz (the latter editor of the 'neo-conservative' Commentary), hardline dissenters in the intelligence community and the grass roots New Right. By 1984 The New York Times obtained leaks which showed arrangements 'for President Reagan to meet a group of businessmen he had put together under the banner 'Project Democracy', a propaganda effort to 'support democratic institutions abroad'. They were to contribute $300,000, and the group included Sir James Goldsmith, Rupert Murdoch and a representative of Axel Springer � all international publishers.'

A meeting on the project took place on March 21st 1983. Among those present were: Joachim Maitre ('Axel Springer's man'), Goldsmith, George Gallup (the pollster), Peter H. Dailey, the US Ambassador to Ireland and John W. Kluge, Chairman and President of Metromedia lnc.

Reagan told them that: 'A special concern will be the successor generations, as these younger people are the ones who will have to work together in the future on defense and security issues.'' In some respects this shows that an inclusive approach to 'the left' was also running parallel to a range of methods and projects which also extended much wider than anti-communism to mean the left, socialists, radicals and sometimes anyone who opposed those in power. Reagan's use of 'Project Democracy' is also significant as this was the term for a vast array of revived cold war operations, mostly targeted against south and central America but including funding groups and projects, which were organised by the NSC.

Influencing New Labour

The BAP newsletter just after Labour's 1997 general election victory was headlined, "Big Swing to BAP". It was believed that this would help foster a greater reciprocity of American interests in Whitehall.[3]

The confidence of the BAP statement in their newsletter was related to its self-proclaimed declaration of purpose and the high membership of subsequent Labour MPs within its ranks. David Willetts, the then Shadow home secretary, explained BAP's intent to "help reinforce Anglo-American links, especially if some members already do or will occupy positions of influence". [4]

The extent to which members of the BAP are present in the upper stratus of desicion makers in the United Kingdom can not be exaggerated. On New Labour's election victory in 1997, no less than four fellows of the association, and one from the advisory board, were promoted to ministerial posts [5]. The names of these people, who were to help realise Tony Blair's modernising views, included: George Robertson, Chris Smith and Marjorie 'Mo' Mowlam who were promoted to ministerial positions, and Peter Mandelson,Tony Blairs much derided Spin doctor, and Elizabeth Symons, the foreign office minister for the house of Lords.[6] [7]

A British journalist involved with the association described New Labour's dominance from the British side as coincidental. He claimed that in comparison with the Americans' broad cross party ties, the British contribution represented a fairly small group. He stated, "There was a stage where ... a lot of the people who emerged as part of the New Labour leadership group happened - and I say happened, because it is partly chance - to be members of BAP ... The American side is more spread out: Americans who just enjoy contact with Brits. We have Republicans, Democrats, people who work on Capitol Hill." [8]

People

Advisory Board

2014

United Kingdom

Michael Maclay (Chair), James Naughtie, Isabel Hilton, Lynne Berry, Colleen Graffy, John Mitchinson, Trevor Phillips, Martin Vander Weyer, Professor June Andrews, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Tom Burke, Dan Fitz[9]

Former members

The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, PC, Chair, Simon Lewis, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Simon Duffy[10]

United States

Dr. George R. Packard (Chair), Dr. John Brademas, Harlan Crow, Richard Fisher, Linda LeSourd Lader, Michael Lomax, Marc Morial, Diana Negroponte - described in the New Statesman as 'wife of John Negroponte, Bush's former national security chief notorious for his associations with death-squad politics in central America'[11] Negroponte is also involved with Freedom House, the Brookings Institution, the United States Institute of Peace, the Council on Foreign Relations and was involved in the development of NAFTA when working for the American Chamber of Commerce[12] Timothy L. Porter, The Hon. Paul S. Sarbanes, Robert I. Smith[9]

Former members

Paul Wolfowitz

Patrons

BAP's Patrons in 2014 are listed as: The Rt Hon The Lord Carrington, KG, The Honorable Philip Lader, Senator George Mitchell, The Rt Hon The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, PC., The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean[9]

Members

UK members of the British-American Project include: | Douglas Alexander Foreign Office and trade minister | Wendy Alexander Member of the Scottish Parliament and former Scottish Executive minister | Geoff Mulgan former head of Downing Street's policy and strategy unit | Diane Coyle former economics editor of the Independent | Peter Mandelson EU trade commissioner | Jonathan Powell Tony Blair's chief of staff | Jeremy Paxman broadcast journalist and author | Mo Mowlam former Labour Northern Ireland secretary | Adair Turner head of pensions commission and ex head of CBI | Trevor Phillips chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality | James Naughtie broadcast journalist and author | Matthew Taylor Downing Street head of policy | Chris Smith former Labour culture secretary | Baroness Elizabeth Symons Foreign Office minister | Lord George Robertson former Nato secretary-general | Baroness Scotland Home Office minister | Julia Hobsbawm public relations consultant | Steve Hilton Conservative special adviser | Benjamin Zephaniah poet and activist | Colonel Bob Stewart former commander of British forces in Bosnia | David Willetts Conservative shadow work and pensions secretary | Alan Sked founder of Ukip | Stephen Dorrell former Conservative Health Secretary | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown columnist and broadcaster | Charles Moore former editor of the Daily Telegraph | Nick Butler BP group vice-president, strategy and policy development | Lord Lipsey Labour peer and author

Corporate members

Executive Committee

2006

United Kingdom: Chair: Steve Hinton, MD, QED Consulting, Doncaster | Vice Chair: | Treasurer: Julia Hoggett, Global Head of Dept Capital Markets, DEPFA Bank, Dublin | Conference Co-Chair: L-J O' Neill, Cabinet Office, London | John Baines, Divisional Commander, Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service, Newcastle | Chris Lincoln-Jones, Defence Consultant, Chiron Resources, Devon | L-J O'Neill, Cabinet Office, London | David Ruebain, Head of Education & Disability Law, Levenes Solicitors, London | Brenda Stern, Head of Public Affairs & Public Policy, Berwin Leighton Paisner, London | Rob Terry, Senior Policy Adviser, The Welcome Trust, London | Derek Mills, Investment Strategies Adviser, Birmingham | Jane Hill, Television News Presenter, BBC, London[14]
United States: Chair: Arnold Evans, Director, Equity Capital Markets, SunTrust Robimson Humphrey, Atlanta, GA | Vice Chair: Pauline Abernathy, Assistant Director, National Program, Health & Human Services, The Pew Charitable Trust, Philadelphia, PA | Treasurer: Elizabeth Frank-Jones, Intellectual Capital Holdings, Dallas, TX | Conference Co-Chair: Rushika Fernandopulle, Physician, Renaissance Health, Arlington, MA | Alastair Adam, Founding Partner, The Callidon Group, Boston, MA | MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, IL | Joe Hurd, Managing Partner, The Katama Group, LLC, Arlington, VA | Lolita Jackson, President, Metropolitan Republic Club, New York, NY | Farah Jimenez, Executive Director, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA | Angus King, Vice President, The Wishcamper Group, South Portland, ME | Hunter Morrison, Director, Center for Urban & Regional Studies, Youngstown State University, Cleveland, OH | Ben Webb, Major, US Army, Fayetteville, NC | Charles Wheelan, Lecturer, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL[14]

2007

United Kingdom: Chair: Steve Hinton, MD, QED Consulting, Doncaster | Vice Chair: | Treasurer: Julia Hoggett, Global Head of Dept Capital Markets, DEPFA Bank, Dublin | Conference Co-Chair: Lucy Winskell, Solicitor, Sintons Solicitors, Newcastle | L-J O'Neill, Career Civil Servant, Cabinet Office, London | John Baines, Group Manager, Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service, Newcastle | Chris Lincoln-Jones, Defence Consultant, Chiron Resources, Devon | David Ruebain, Head of Education & Disability Law, Levenes Solicitors, London | Derek Mills, Investment Strategies Adviser, Birmingham | Jane Hill, Television News Presenter, BBC, London | Debbie Gupta, Civil Servant, Department for Works & Pensions, London | Dominic Dyer, Marketing & Public Affairs, Food & Drinks Federation, London | Steve Haines, Policy Manager for Education and Employment, Disability Rights Commission, London[15]
United States: Chair: Jack Lusk, Managing Director, Harris Rand LLC, New York, NY | Vice Chair: Arnold Evans, Director, Equity Capital Markets, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Atlanta, GA | Treasurer: Elizabeth Frank-Jones, Intellectual Capital Holdings, Dallas, TX | Conference Co-Chair: Lolita Jackson, Manhattan Director, Community Assistance Unit, NYC Mayor's Office, New York, NY | Farah Jimenez, Executive Director, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA | Alastair Adam, Founding Partner, The Callidon Group, Boston, MA | Mark Adams, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates | Joe Hurd, Managing Partner, The Katama Group, LLC, Arlington, VA | [[Angus King, Principal, Evergreen Partners, South Portland, ME | [[Suzanne Immerman, Senior Strategic Consultant, Verizon Foundation | Ben Webb, Lt. Colonel, US Army, Fayetteville, NC | Alexander Packard, Chief Operating Officer, Monitor Executive Development, Cambridge, MA | Michael Sorrell, President and Chief Problem Solver, Victor Credo, LLC, Dallis, TX | William Perkins Tift, High School Co-ordinator, Lusher Charter School, New Orleans, LA[15]

2009

United Kingdom: Chair: Debbie Gupta, Director, PREVENT, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office, London | Vice Chair: John Baines, Area Manager, Community Safety, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Newcastle | Treasurer: Duncan Glassey, Founder, Wealthflow LLP, Edinburgh | Conference Co-Chair: Lisa Henderson, Advocate, Parliament House, Edinburgh | Sarah Churchwell, Senior Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster, London | Herb Enmarch-Williams, Director, Inventurecatalyst Ltd, Ascot | Joanna Jepson, Priest, Church of England & Royal College of Fashion, London | Lucy Marcus, CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting, Leicestershire | Alan Mendoza, Executive Director, The Henry Jackson Society, London | Karen Mitchell, Managing Director & Founder, Giraffe Ltd, London | Elizabeth Kanter, Director Government Relations, Research In Motion, London | Richard O'Connor, Co Founder, www.chocolateandlove.com, Edinburgh | Olivia Pinkney, Assistant Chief Constable, Sussex Police, East Sussex | Sally Reynolds, Chief Executive, Social Firms UK, Redhill | Miles Watkins, Director of Sustainable Construction, Aggregate Industries Europe, Derbyshire | Kate Wiggs, Visual Artist, Hertfordshire[16]
United States: Chair: Lolita Jackson, Manhattan Director of Community Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office, NY | Vice President: Hunter Morrison, Director of Campus Planning and Community, Youngstown State University, OH | Conference Co-Chair: Ms. Farah Jimenez, Executive Director, Mt. Airy USA, PA | Jonas Chartock, Executive Director, Sunny Charter School, NY | Ellene Felder-Scharnott, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, NY | Cathy Fontenot, Assistant Warden, Programming, Louisiana State Penitentiary, LA | David Motzenbecker, Landscape Architect at oslund.and.assoc., Minneapolis, MN | Jonathan Murad, Detective, NYC Police Department, NY | Jabari Osaze, Chief Executive Officer, Harlem Alive Tours, NY | Stefan Pryor, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of Newark, NJ | Amy Wallace,

Freelance Magazine Writer, CA[16]

2014

United Kingdom: Chair: Edie Lush, Journalist & Communications Coach, London | Vice Chair: Murphy Cobbing, Senior BBC Producer, Newcastle | Treasurer: Steve Mannix, Freelance Consultant, London | Conference Co-Chair: Michael Smeeth, Director, Healthcare Infrastructure, GE Global Operations, London | Rowan Pelling, Writer, Journalist and Presenter | Stephen Colegrave, Managing Director & Founder, Boston Books Ltd, London | Aaron Ross, Founder, Ruffl, London | Richard Norman, Head of Strategy for Defence Information Business, BAE Systems, Lancaster | Rob Beckley, Chief Operating Officer, College of Policing, London | Brian Barton, D, The Turquoise Holiday Company, Beaconsfield | Jason Mitchell, Co-Manager, GLG Global Equities Fund, London | Haani Ul Hasnain, Chief Inspiration Engineer, Harmonised World, Newcastle | Laura-Jane Rich, Presenter, Programme-Maker & Professional Composer, London | Nicola Pitts, Head of Process, National Grid, London[17]
United States: Chair: Jon Murad, Detective, New York Police Department, NY | Treasurer: Jordan Shields, Vice President, Juniper Advisory, Chicago, IL | Michael Allegretti, Vice President for Programs, Manhattan Institute, NY | Beto Cardenas, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX | Paige Davis, Co-Founder, BlueAvocado, Austin, TX | Hector Dominguez, Founder, VerdTek, Austin, TX, James Gwertzman, Chief Evangelist, Code.org, Shanghai, CHINA | Michael Logan, Director, Civic Affairs, Target Corp, Minneapolis, MN | Maggie Miller, Founder, DiscoverHope, Austin TX | Jioni Palmer, Senior Advisor & Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp., Washington, DC | Willis Walker, Director, CMS Hospitality, Las Vegas, NV | Danielle Woodrow, Independent, Los Angeles, CA[18]

Fellows

  • Sarah Churchwell, UK. Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at UEA, and a journalist and broadcaster
  • Martin Vander Weyer, UK. Advisory Board member and former UK Executive Chair, business editor and columnist for The Spectator magazine, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, and an author and playwright
  • Lolita Jackson, USA. Director of Special Projects for the NYC Mayor's Office, in charge of NYC operational agencies for the Second Avenue Subway and Atlantic Yards construction project
  • Peter Jukes, UK. Dramatist, author, screenwriter, speech writer, lyricist, blogger
  • Peter Florence, UK. Runs the Hay Festivals which are held every year in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, India and Africa[19]

Former fellows

Jonathan Powell | Senator Jay Dardenne | Charles Moore | Tom Proulx | Jeremy Paxman | Jack Fuller | Lord the Rt Hon Chris Smith of Finsbury | Rowan Pelling The Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE | Robert Hoffman | The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP[20]

Others

Journalist members

In 2007, Pilger wrote that:

'The BAP rarely gets publicity, which may have something to do with the high proportion of journalists who are alumni. Prominent BAP journalists are David Lipsey, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and assorted Murdochites. The BBC is well represented. On the Today programme, James Naughtie, whose broadcasting has long reflected his own transatlantic interests, has been an alumnus since 1989. Today's newest voice, Evan Davis, formerly the BBC's zealous economics editor, is a member. And at the top of the BAP website home page is a photograph of Jeremy Paxman and his endorsement. "A marvellous way of meeting a varied cross-section of transatlantic friends," says he'[21].

Funders

Up to 2000

Major sponsors who have committed to support the project for three years or more

British Aerospace plc | British Airways plc | BP Amoco plc | Camelot Group plc | Philip Morris Ltd | Rio Tinto plc[22]

1999 Sponsors

Pearson plc | Catellus Development | Greater New Orleans Foundation | Interior plc | Daniel Branch (91) | Mark DeSantis (95) | Cheryl Henson (97) | David Johnson (93) Jenny Lo (89) | Timothy Porter (86) | Alice Thomson (98) | Lewis Van Dusen | Theresa Wareham (98) | Cate Wyatt (98)[22]

Hospitality and donations in kind

Cable & Wireless plc | National Gallery Company Limited | Penguin Books | York Inward Investment Board (http://www.york-england.com)[22]

2004/5 Sponsors

United States: American Airlines | Boeing | BritishAmerican Business, Inc. | McCormick Tribune Foundation | United Parcel Service
United Kingdom: BP | Centrica | Foreign & Commonwealth Office | US Embassy | JPMorgan | Veredus | UPS | BAe Systems | Calthorpe Estates | Vodafone
Hospitality and donations in kind: Cable & Wireless plc | Carney Richards | Chicago Tribune | Eversheds | IISS | Northwestern Memorial Hospital | The Alchemists | The Kings Fund | the OTHER media | Time | Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service | BBC | Berwin Leighton Paisner | Teamwork Go-Karting | Traidcraft | Monks & Crane Industries[23]

Past and Present Supporters

In 2004, the Guardian reported BAP's sponsors since 1985 as having included Coca-Cola, Unilever, Monsanto, Saatchi & Saatchi, Philip Morris, Coopers & Lybrand, American Express, Apple, British Airways, BP, Cadbury Schweppes and Camelot.[24]

2006/7 Sponsors

United States: UPS | SAIS | Citigroup | Harvard | Dunkin Brands | Discovery Communications | Discovery Networks | Russell Reynolds Associates | City Year | Diageo | John Hancock | Citizens Bank | Marsh
United Kingdom: US Embassy | BP | Vodafone | JPMorgan | Leadership Centre for Local Government | BAE Systems | Calthorpe Estates | Hospitality and Donations In Kind | Redsocks | Berwin Leighton Paisner | Grayling | Traidcraft | Monks & Crane Industries | Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service | The Alchemists | Sintons Solicitors | QED Consulting | Teamwork Go-Karting | QI Club [25]

2009

In 2009, BAP website lists its 'Sponsors - Past and Present' as[26]:

United States: UPS | SAIS | Willis Lease | The Pew Charitable Trust | Harris Rand Lusk
United Kingdom: YouGovStone | DLP Piper | US Embassy | BP | Vodafone | JPMorgan | Leadership Centre for Local Government | BAE Systems | Acritas Research | Coutts | Dickinson Dees | Gibson (Newcastle) | Newcastle City Council | NRG Group | One North East | Sage PLC | South Tyneside Council | Sunderland City Council | PricewaterhouseCoopers | Tribal Resourcing | Tyne & Wear Partnership
Gifts in kind: Aggregate Industries | Giraffe Advertising Agency | Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service | The Alchemists | Sintons Solicitors | QED Consulting | QI Club | Aggregate Industries Ltd | Arriva | Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art | Barbour | Beachcroft LLP | Capthorne Hotel | Durham Business School | Gateshead Council | Gibson & Co | KPMG | National Glass Centre | Newcastle Gateshead Initiative | North East Chamber of Commerce | NRG plc | QED Consulting | RMT Accountants | University of Sunderland | UBS | UNW Chartered Accountants | Ward Hadaway Law Firm

2011

In 2011, BAP website listed its 'Sponsors - Past and Present' as[27]:

United States: UPS | SAIS | Willis Lease | The Pew Charitable Trust | Harris Rand Lusk
United Kingdom: VisitScotland | Apex Hotels | Leadership Centre for Local Government | US Embassy | BAE Systems | Aggregate Industries | University of Stirling | Connoisseurs Scotland | Wealthflow LLP | QED Consulting | Sintons Solicitors | The Gleneagles Hotel | Croplife International | Crop Protection Association | Amey | Giraffe Ltd | Romar International Ltd | Sheep Dip Malt Whisky | YouGovStone | DLP Piper | BP | Vodafone | JPMorgan | Acritas Research | Coutts | Dickinson Dees | Gibson (Newcastle) | Newcastle City Council | NRG Group | One North East | Sage PLC | South Tyneside Council | Sunderland City Council | PricewaterhouseCoopers | Tribal Resourcing | Tyne & Wear Partnership
Hospitality and Donations In Kind: Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service | QI Club | Arriva | Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art | Barbour | Beachcroft LLP | Capthorne Hotel | Durham Business School | Gateshead Council | Gibson & Co | KPMG | National Glass Centre | Newcastle Gateshead Initiative | North East Chamber of Commerce | NRG plc | RMT Accountants | The Alchemists | University of Sunderland | UBS | UNW Chartered Accountants | Ward Hadaway Law Firm

List of conferences and themes

  • 2014 Las Vegas, NV
  • 2013 Cambridge, England - Innovation: From Cradle to Grave
  • 2012 New Orleans, Louisiana - Creative Destruction
  • 2011 London, England - Choice: Tyranny or Liberation?
  • 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Freedoms: New and Old
  • 2009 Edinburgh, Scotland- From Abundance to Scarcity: Sustainability and Development in the 21st Century
  • 2008 Los Angeles, California - Rethinking Popular Culture
  • 2007 Newcastle, England - Faith and Justice
  • 2006 Boston, Massachusetts - Crisis in Education: Reforming our System for the 22nd Century
  • 2005 Birmingham, England - Social Enterprise
  • 2004 Chicago, Illinois- City and Regions of the Future
  • 2003 Cardiff, Wales- Our Shared Future
  • 2002 Washington, DC - The Public Interest: Whose Is It?
  • 2001 Oxford, England - Do the Right Thing: Ethics in Professional Life
  • 2000 Basking Ridge, New Jersey - Innovation and Its (Dis)Content
  • 1999 Harrogate, England- Art & Soul - Making Culture Count
  • 1998 New Orleans, Louisiana- Are You Global?
  • 1997 Peebles, Scotland - The Politics of Identity
  • 1996 Dallas, Texas - Science and Society - Separation or Synergy?
  • 1995 Old Windsor, England- The City We Inhabit Inhabits Us - The Renewal of Civil Society
  • 1994 Oakland, California - Beyond Conflict, Shaping the Pluralistic Community
  • 1993 Newcastle, Ireland- The Management of Conflict
  • 1992 Atlanta, Georgia- Effecting Change Through Individual Responsibility
  • 1991 Buxted Park, England- The Process of Change
  • 1990 Airlie, Virginia- The Management of Diversity
  • 1989 Buxted Park, England- The Management of Change
  • 1988 St Louis, Missouri- Present Alliance, Future Challenges
  • 1987 Turnberry, Scotland- The Pace of Change
  • 1986 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Common Bonds and Common Challenges
  • 1985 Middle Aston, England- Common Bonds and Common Burdens[28]

Resources

A separate article on the history of the BAP from Lobster magazine can be read here: The British American Project for the Successor Generation

External links

Contact

Project Directors
Sue McLeod UK Project Director
Tel: 020 8579 4017
E-mail: mcleod.bap@btopenworld.com
Laura Ricks US Project Director
E-mail: usabap@gmail.com
Web:britishamericanproject.org
Previous website: baponline.org (Internet Archive holdings up to March 2012 when the domain was discontinued)

Notes

  1. Duncan Parrish, "The NS Profile - The British-American project", The New Statesman, 17 May 1999, accessed 1 April 2009
  2. Scotland on Sunday, October 19, 1997, Pg. 6
  3. Robin Ramsay Uncle Sam's New Labour, Variant Magazine, Issue 6, Autumn 1998, accessed April 2 2009
  4. John Pilger Tainted hands across the water New Statesman; 13/12/2007
  5. Friends in high places British-American Project; 06/11/2004. retrieved from the Internet Archive of 21 August 2011 on 1 November 2014.
  6. John Pilger Tainted hands across the water New Statesman; 13/12/2007
  7. Robin Ramsay Uncle Sam's New Labour, Variant Magazine, Issue 6, Autumn 1998, accessed April 2 2009
  8. Andy Beckett Friends in high places The Guardian; 06/11/2004
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Advisory board British American Project, accessed 2 December 2014
  10. British American Project About:Advisory Board Accessed 8th May 2009
  11. Pilger, J. (2007) Tainted hands across the water The New Statesman 13th December 2007. Accessed 8th May 2009
  12. Freedom House Board of Trustees: Diana Villiers Negroponte Accessed 14th May 2009
  13. Corporate Partners British American Project, accessed 3 November 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 Committee British American Project, 2 June 2006, accessed 3 December 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 Committee British American Project, 25 February 2007, accessed 3 December 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 Committees British American Project, accessed 3 December 2014
  17. UK Executive Committee British American Project, accessed 3 December 2014
  18. US Executive Committee British American Project, accessed 3 December 2014
  19. Fellows British American Project, accessed 3 December 2014
  20. Fellows Quotes British American Project, 25 February 2007, accessed 3 December 2014
  21. Pilger, J. (2007) Tainted hands across the water The New Statesman 13th December 2007. Accessed 8th May 2009
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 BAP BAP Supporters. Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 28 January 2001 on 1 November 2014.
  23. British American Project Supporters. Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 2 June 2014 on 1 November 2014.
  24. Beckett, A. (2004) Friends in high places The Guardian. 6th November 2004. Accessed 8th May 2009
  25. British American Project Supporters. retrieved from the Internet Archive of 10 september 2007 on 1 November 2014.
  26. British American Project British American Project Supporters Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 12 October 2009 on 1 November 2014.
  27. BAP supporters. Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 25 May 2011 on 1 November 2014.
  28. British American Project Our events. retrieved from the Internet Archive of 6 September 2014 on 1 November 2014.
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