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Program with David Ruffley
Program with David Ruffley

Wed, Apr 24


University Club of Santa Barbara

Program with David Ruffley

Speaker: David Ruffley, Former Member of Parliament (18 years) Topic: Britain and the US post-Brexit

Online Registration Closed
Please call 805-252-4952!

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

About the event


3:15PM  Welcome & Introductions:  Professor Colleen Graffy

3:30PM David Ruffley Presentation and Q&A  

4:30PM  Informal Reception in University Club Garden with light refreshments and hosted wine.

5:30PM  Adjourn


After graduating with a degree in Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge University, David Ruffley practiced at the global law firm, Clifford Chance in the City of London.

He was appointed as a Cabinet Special Adviser to the Home Secretary during John Major’s Government where he advised on crime, policing and counter-terrorism. He subsequently became the Senior Special Adviser to the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer advising on the Budget and the European Single Currency.

In 1997 he was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds where he served until 2015. During that time, he served successively as shadow Treasury Whip, Minister for Welfare, and Minister for Policing and Counter-Terrorism.

He was also elected to the UK Parliament’s highest-ranking committee, the Treasury Select Committee. In this capacity he had statutory responsibility for oversight of Government policy on the 2008 banking crash, Brexit, tax reform, and the Bank of England’s conduct of monetary policy.

He is an alumnus of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program on Trade and Commerce.

Most recently he advised the Boris Johnson Government on administrative reform as well as the benefits to the UK of leaving the European Union.

Registration Requested by Saturday, April 20th 

To make reservation by phone, call 805-252-4952

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