Ben Harris-Quinney has been involved in politics and international relations for a decade, having worked on foreign policy issues for the Conservative Party in both the UK and European Parliaments. He has also advised the US, Spanish and Chilean governments on security and foreign policy issues as well as opposition parties in Bahrain, Albania, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Bolivia. In 2010 he received the US Leadership Institute’s Global Leadership Award.
Prior to chairing the Bow Group Ben has served on the Group's Council for three years, as Membership Secretary (2009/10) and Political Officer & Senior Member of Council (2010/11).
In this time he chaired the Foreign Policy Research Committee where he has produced a wide range of articles and target research. In 2010 Ben published a paper entitled "Latin America - An Opportunity for the UK: A Report Based on the Spanish Experience in the Region" and in 2011 he published "The Eurozone & Germany - Crisis & Opportunity" with Dr Charles Tannock MEP. Ben has written for regularly for a number of publications including Conservative Home, The Commentator, Public Service Europe, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, the Telegraph, The Independent and La Razon as well as appearing on CSPAN, BBC television and radio, Russia Today and British Forces Broadcasting Service.
Ben holds an MSc in International Relations from the LSE and a BSc in International Affairs & Global Economics from Science Po & IECS/EM Strasbourg.
He is President of Conservatives Abroad Madrid, and a Councillor in Hertfordshire. In 2011 he organised the first exhibition on Sir Winston Churchill in Spain, "Walking with Destiny”. In addition to being Chairman, Ben is the Bow Group's Research Fellow in International Security and Global Affairs.
He writes a column for the Spanish newspaper La Razon and is contributing editor of the Commentator.com.