The Right Honorable Jack Straw, MP Announced as Keynote Speaker
Jack Straw, British Labour Member of Parliament and former UK Foreign and Home Secretary, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural USC Global Conversation, to be held in London, England from October8-9, 2012. Straw has been a member of Parliament (MP) for Blackburn since 1979. He served as Home Secretary from 1997 to 2001, Foreign Secretary from 2001 to 2006 and Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons from 2006 to 2007 under Tony Blair. From 2007 to 2010 he was the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and the Secretary of State for Justice, appointed as part of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s first Cabinet. Straw is one of only three people to have served in Cabinet continuously from 1997 to 2010.