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August 17, 2017

Event Summary: ‘HJS Report Launch – The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria’

by Leo Kirby
On the 17th August 2017 the Henry Jackson Society’s own Kyle Orton launched his report, ‘The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria’. Orton is a Research Fellow at the HJS, with a strong focus on Syria, Iraq, and …

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July 27, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World’

By Jordan Auburn
On Wednesday 26th July 2017, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Jamie Bartlett, Director of The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media for Demos, at an event chaired by HJS Research Fellow Tom Wilson. Mr Bartlett spent an …

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July 21, 2017

Event Summary: ‘ISIS in the Philippines: Terror Groups to Grow in SE Asia?’

By Jordan Auburn 
On Thursday 20th July 2017, The Henry Jackson Society and John Hemmings, Director of the Asia Studies Centre, hosted Dr Ava Avila-Goldman, doctoral graduate from the University of Cranfield, and Justin Goldman, ex-US Marine Corps soldier and current …

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Event Summary: ‘The Productivity Puzzle’

By Jacob Kishere
On July 19th the Henry Jackson Society was privileged to host Andrew Haldane Chief Economist and Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Statistics at the Bank of England. Mr Haldane was named in the TIME 100 most influential …

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July 20, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Transitional Justice and Violent Extremism in Asia’

By Samantha Feuer
On Wednesday July 19th 2017, The Henry Jackson Society and John Hemmings, Director of the Asia Studies Centre, hosted Benedict Rogers of Solidarity Worldwide, Patrick Burges of Asia Justice and Rights, and Galuh Wandita of Asia Justice and …

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July 6, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Evolution of Protests in Russia’

By Jacob Kishere
On July 5th 2017 the Henry Jackson Society and Lord Trimble hosted a panel of prominent speakers in collaboration with Open Russia to explore Russian issues pertaining to the Russian opposition movements and recent developments in unsanctioned mass …

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July 4, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover’

By: Janjan Sun
On July 3rd by kind invitation of Nigel Evans MP, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC, Edward Leung, Dr. Malte Kaeding, and Anson Chan GCMG CBE JP to discuss the 20th anniversary of Hong …

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June 30, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Kleptocrats Without Borders: How Post-Soviet Ruling Elites Export Their Money and Power to the West’

By: Janjan Sun
On June 29th the Henry Jackson Society hosted Ilya Zaslavskiy, Research Expert at the Free Russia Foundation and Academy Associate at Chatham House. Mr Zaslavskiy writes on Eurasian energy and kleptocracy for the Hudson Institute, Martens Centre, and …

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June 29, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The future of the Special Relationship’

By Jacob Kishere
On June 28th the Henry Jackson Society hosted Dr Ted Malloch, Chairman and CEO of the Global Fiduciary Governance LLC. Dr Malloch is a former executive board member of the world economic forum, lecturer at Yale University and …

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June 28, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Professor Kenneth Benoit – Brexit Debate and Social Media – Topics, Arguments and Attitudes’

By Jacob Kishere
On Tuesday 27th of June the Henry Jackson Society and Kevin Hollinrake (MP) welcomed Professor Kenneth Benoit, Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods, and Head of the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. …

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June 21, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Professor Ann Lee – Will China’s economy collapse?’

By Jacob Kishere
On June 20th the Henry Jackson Society hosted the esteemed Professor Ann Lee of New York University and formerly Peking University to give her incisive stance on the pressing contemporary questions about China’s growth trajectory. Professor Ann Lee …

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Event Summary: ‘Why Geopolitics Matter’

By Zainab Hussain
On the 19th June, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Klaus Dodds: Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. Klaus writes on geopolitics and security – often …

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June 20, 2017

Event Summary: ‘A Grave New World by Stephen D. King’

By Samantha Kirsch
On Thursday June 16th, the Henry Jackson Society warmly welcomed Mr. Stephen King, specialist adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and Senior Economic Adviser at HSBC. Mr. King’s new book, A Grave New World discusses the …

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June 5, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Authoritarianism in Central Europe’.

By Axel Rigault Jørgensen
On Tuesday May 30th, The Henry Jackson Society warmly welcomed Dr William O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern history at Cambridge University, and Christian Davies, contributor to the Guardian Newspaper from Poland. During the discussion, the honoured …

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Event Summary: ‘Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West’

By Josephine Azoulay
On the 25th of May, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Gilles Kepel, Political Science professor at the very prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris, to present his latest book.  The recently published ‘Terror in France: The Rise of …

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May 26, 2017

Event Summary: ‘David Goodhart: The Road to Somewhere’

On the 24th of May, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Goodhart: journalist, author and think tanker. David is currently head of the demography unit at the Policy Exchange think tank. He is also the founder and former editor of Prospect …

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May 24, 2017

Event Summary: ‘What Will Trump Do Next? Lessons from Bush and Obama on How Presidents Learn and Change in Office’

On May 24th, professor William Inboden visited the Henry Jackson Society, discussing American foreign policy in the twenty-first century against the backdrop of president Donald Trump’s first foreign trip. Professor Inboden is the current William J. Powers, Jr. Chair at …

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May 23, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Joschka Fischer: The View from The Continent’

On May 22nd, the Henry Jackson Society warmly welcomed the former German Vice-Chancellor and  Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer for a fascinating discussion on various topics relating to the EU, Brexit and more. As one of the most popular politicians of …

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May 22, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam’

By Oliver James
On the last day of August in 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened her country’s borders with the words “We can do this!”. Those very words, according to The Henry Jackson Society’s Associate Director Douglas Murray, have unleashed …

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May 16, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Islamic Foundations of a Free Society’

On May 15th, 2017, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Mohammed Amin MBE, Azhar Aslam and Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan for an open discussion on their works on Islam and its compatibility with liberal and Western values. Mohammed Amin is the …

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May 12, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Fate of the West ‘

On 9th May 2017 the Henry Jackson Society warmly welcomed Bill Emmott to debate the findings from his new book, The Fate of the West. The book argues that Western states are reacting to global insecurity and economic uncertainty by …

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Event Summary: ‘White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America’

On the 11th of May, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Joan C. Williams: Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Hastings Foundation Chair, and the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at University of California Hastings College of …

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May 10, 2017

Event Summary: ‘One Belt, One Road’

On the 8th of May the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Wu Shichun, President of the National and senior research fellow Institute for South China Sea Studies. Dr Shichun, whose research interests cover the history and geography of the South China …

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Event Summary: ‘Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism’

By Josephine Azoulay
On the 8th of May the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Charles Clover, author and journalist in Beijing for the Financial Times. He was here to discuss his new book on the ideological underpinnings of President Putin’s Russia and …

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Event Summary: ‘Bernard-Henri Lévy on Mosul and the French Elections’

On Wednesday 26th April, The Henry Jackson Society and Lord Risby welcomed Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher, journalist and writer, who came to talk about his recent documentary, The Battle of Mosul, and his thoughts on the upcoming second round of …

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