Skip to main content
Hello Visitor!     Log In
Share |

Desmond Browne

Browne, Desmond

Browne, Desmond

Convener of the Top Level Group of Parliamentarians for Multi-Lateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Convener of the European Leadership Network (ELN)

Job Title

Convener of the Top Level Group of Parliamentarians for Multi-Lateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Convener of the European Leadership Network (ELN)

D. H. Browne (Right Honorabe Lord Browne of Ladyton) was admitted as a solicitor in the UK in 1976 and was called to the Scottish Bar in 1993. In 1997, he was elected as a Member of Parliament of the UK for Kilmarnock and Loudoun and represented that constituency until 2010. In 2001, he was appointed as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. He was promoted to the Minister of State for Work at the Department for Work and Pensions in 2003 and became the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship in the Home Office in 2004. Re-elected in 2005, he joined the Cabinet as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He was appointed as the Secretary of State for Defense in 2006 and combined that role with the role of Secretary of State for Scotland from 2007. In October 2008, he was appointed as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Sri Lanka. Since October 2009, he has been being the Convener of the Top Level Group of Parliamentarians for Multi-Lateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Since its inception, he has been acting as the Convener of the European Leadership Network (ELN). In September 2012 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, he participated in the International Conference on Nuclear Threats and Security, co-organized by the Academy and ELN. In July 2010, he was introduced to the House of Lords. 

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Actions to Enhance Global Security*: Focus on WMD and Terrorism   ( Peace and Security )
“We need a new paradigm for the 21st century which is not dependent on what worked in the 20th century.”  Get Full Text in PDF Politicians are distracted with the on-going economic crisis and instability. While understandable this is far from the only challenge facing the world. If we are to seize the opportunities of the future then we have to address the legacy of the past and nowhere is this more evident than on defense and security issues. The blunt truth is that security...