In Conversation with Lord Hannan of Kingsclere

​On Tuesday 23rd February, from 18:00 – 19:00 GMT, the Institute of Economic Affairs hosted a discussion with Lord Hannan of Kingsclere for an episode of our In Conversation series with senior figures across public life. The IEA Director General, Mark Littlewood, chaired the discussion. Dan Hannan was the former Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England from 1999 to 2020. Dan was a prominent Eurosceptic voice during the Brexit debate, being a founder of Vote Leave, and throughout his time as an MEP made the case of the UK leaving the EU whilst in Brussels. Dan is also one of Britain’s strongest advocates and champions of Free Trade. He currently serves the UK Board of Trade and is a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party responsible for its international relations. Alongside this he is the President for the Initiative for Free, a think tank seeking to educate civil society on the virtues of trade liberalisation. He is also an author, columnist, and teaches at the University of Buckingham and the University of Francisco. On February 1st, Dan was introduced into the House of Lords as Baron Hannan of Kingsclere, of Kingsclere in the County of Hampshire