Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

William Hague, MBA Biography

Title:
UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“It is very much in the long-term strategic interests of Israel and peace in the whole region to embrace a two-state solution, because all the alternatives will be more problematic, particularly for the Israelis.”

“House of Commons, Tuesday 22 January 2013: Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office,” Hansard, www.publications.parliament.uk, Jan. 22, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chair, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (UK), due to assume role from Sep. 1, 2015
  • Regular Columnist, Daily Telegraph, due to assume role from Sep. 2015
  • Vice President, Friends of the British Library (UK)
  • Leader of the House of Commons (UK), July 15, 2014-May 8, 2015
  • First Secretary of State (UK), May 12, 2010-May 8, 2015
  • Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) (UK), Feb. 23, 1989-Mar. 30, 2015
  • Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (UK), May 12, 2010-July 14, 2014
  • Co-Founder, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, 2012
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (UK), Dec. 6, 2005-May 11, 2010
  • Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition (UK), June 19, 1997-Sep. 13, 2001
  • Leader of the Conservative Party (UK), June 19, 1997-Sep. 13, 2001
  • Secretary of State for Wales (UK), July 5, 1995-May 2, 1997
  • Minister of State, Department of Social Security (UK), July 20, 1994-July 5, 1995
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Social Security (UK), May 1993-July 1994
  • Former Management Consultant, McKinsey Management Company (UK)
  • Former Graduate Trainee, Shell UK
Education:
  • MBA, INSEAD – Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires (France)
  • BA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Magdalen College, University of Oxford (UK), 1982
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @WilliamJHague
  • Full name is William Jefferson Hague
  • Born in Rotherham, UK, on Mar. 26, 1961
  • Served as President of Oxford University’s Conservative Association where he was accused of electoral malpractice
  • Served as President of Oxford University’s Oxford Union
  • Awarded the Spectator’s 1998 Parliamentarian of the Year award and 2007 Speech of the Year award
  • Awarded the 2005 History Book of the Year award by the British Book Awards
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Allow Settlements in the West Bank?