Ukraine: The Strategic Implications

Admiral Rogers and Sir Jock Stirrup with Ukrainian flag

Ukraine: The Strategic Implications

Friday, 11 March 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
St Antony's College, Nissan Lecture Theatre
Lord Stirrup
Admiral Michael S. Rogers
Baroness Kate Fall
Professor Roger Goodman
Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Programme


Bringing together Lord Stirrup, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (UK) and former Chief of the Defence Staff, and Admiral Michael S. Rogers, former U.S. Navy Admiral who served simultaneously as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency, hosted by Baroness Kate Fall, the Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship will be discussing the strategic implications of Ukraine.

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Lord Stirrup. Marshal of the Royal Air Force Graham Eric Stirrup, commonly known as Jock Stirrup, is a former senior Royal Air Force commander who was the Chief of the Defence Staff from 2006 until his retirement in late 2010.

During his 42-year military career, as a jet pilot, he saw action in the Dhofar War. Later in his career, he commanded No. 2 Squadron and RAF Marham. After several senior air force appointments, Stirrup was made the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Strike Command and during this time he served as the first commander of British forces engaged in fighting the Taliban. In 2002, Stirrup was appointed the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff responsible for equipment and capability and was heavily involved in procuring equipment for the invasion of Iraq. Spending a little over a year in that role, he was then appointed the Chief of the Air Staff, in which capacity he served from 2003 to 2006. He became Chief of the Defence Staff in 2006: during his time in office the British Armed Forces faced significant commitments both to Iraq (Operation Telic) and Afghanistan (Operation Herrick).

He is now a Crossbench member of the House of Lords. In April 2013, he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II.

Admiral Michael S. Rogers. After a 37 year career, Mike retired from the Navy in 2018 after rising to the rank of four-star admiral.  He culminated his career with a four plus year stint serving simultaneously as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency – creating the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) then newest large war fighting organization and leading the U.S. government’s largest intelligence organization.  In those roles he worked extensively with the leadership of the U.S. government, the DoD, and the U.S. Intelligence community as well as their international counterparts in the conduct of cyber and intelligence activity across the globe.  He also assisted in the development of national and international policy with respect to cyber, intelligence and technology – including extensive work with corporate leadership in the finance, IT, telecommunications and technology sectors. 

Mike is a graduate of Auburn University and also holds a Masters of Science in National Security. He is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College.  He is also an MIT Seminar XXI fellow and a Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alum.

Baroness Fall is a current Visiting Parliamentary Fellow, a Conservative Member of the House of Lords, Senior Advisor and executive director of Brunswick’s geopolitical offer, and an author. She was deputy chief of staff to David Cameron for 6 years while he was the British Prime Minister and for 5 years when he was Leader of the Opposition. Kate is currently a Trustee of Atlantic Partnership, on the Culture Recovery Board, a member of the International Relations and Defence Committee Lords Select Committee and on the advisory board of the thinktank, Onward. Earlier in her career Kate ran the business liaison unit and covered the foreign affairs brief for the then Leader of the Conservative party, Michael Howard. She worked for the CBI under Howard Davies, and then for the Conservative Research Department. Her first job was for a British MEP. Kate read Politics Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. She has two children and is the author of The Gatekeeper: Life At The Heart of No. 10, published by Harper Collins.

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