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Category Archives: Event Summaries

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April 28, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Spotting the signs: Identifying vulnerability to radicalisation among students’

On Thursday April 27th, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Nicola Benyahia, professional counsellor at Families for Life, a support service for those affected by radicalisation of their families and loved ones, and Sean Arbuthnot, the co-founder of Tadris Consultants and …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism

Event Summary: ‘Islamism’

By Oliver James
On the 20th of April the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Tarek Osman, author of Egypt on the Brink and presenter of the BBC series Islam Divided. He was here to discuss his new book Islamism: What it Means …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism
April 4, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Maidan: Three Years On’

On Monday 3rd April the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Orysia Lutsevych, manager of Ukraine Forum at Chatham House, Roland Oliphant, Moscow correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and Dr Rory Finnin, head of Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge University. The …

Posted in Event Summaries
March 29, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Who Lost Russia?’

by Jake Ramsamugh
On the 27th of March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Peter Conradi, Foreign Editor at the Sunday Times and author of The King’s Speech: How one Man Saved the Monarchy. He was here to discuss the findings of his …

Posted in Event Summaries

Event Summary: ‘Letters To A Young Muslim’

by Alex Manzoor
On Tuesday 28th of March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash, the UAE’s Ambassador to Russia, to discuss his book ‘Letters to a Young Muslim.’ He began by outlining the topics of his lecture which …

Posted in Event Summaries
March 23, 2017

Event Summary: ‘HJS Report Launch – Mitigating the Risks? Compliance with the Prevent Duty on Campus’

On the 21st March 2017 the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Sam Slack, Jessica Trahar and its own Rupert Sutton, to discuss the launch of Sutton’s report – ‘Mitigating the Risks? Compliance with the Prevent Duty on Campus’. By kind invitation …

Posted in Event Summaries
March 20, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Anxiety, Fear, and National Identity: Anti-Immigration Politics and the Rise of Hispanics in the U.S.’

On Monday 13th March the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome Dr Neil Foley, of the Southern Methodist University, Texas, to give a presentation on Hispanic immigration in the US, entitled “Anxiety, Fear, and National Identity: Anti-Immigration politics and …

Posted in Event Summaries

Event Summary: ‘Great Reckoning in World Politics’

By James Monroe
On Wednesday 15th March, the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Professor Ken Booth to talk about the Great Reckoning in World Politics. Professor Booth opened by stating that in the years to come, global politics will …

Posted in Event Summaries
March 15, 2017

Event Summary: ‘How Trump Won’

On Tuesday 14th of March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Karen Giorno, who was a Senior Advisor to the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign, to discuss how Trump won the 2016 election. At the age of 22 and for …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
March 8, 2017

Event Summary: ‘HJS Report Launch – “Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK”‘

By James Monroe
On Tuesday 7th March the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to launch our new major research project Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015) in the House of Commons. The report’s author, Hannah Stuart, …

Posted in Event Summaries

Event Summary: ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’

By Jake Ramsamugh
On the 28th February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Gideon Rachman to host ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’ which discussed the findings from his book ‘Easternisation’. Rachman is the Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial …

Posted in Asia, Event Summaries
March 7, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Populism and Policy: A Watershed Moment?’

By Alex Manzoor
On Monday 6th of March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Charles Kupchan, who is Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and worked on European affairs for the Clinton and Obama administrations, to discuss the effects of …

Posted in Event Summaries
March 2, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Forbidden Aid: The Case of Israeli Humanitarian Diplomacy in Syria’

By Sam Freedman
On Wednesday 1st March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Nir Boms, Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism, and Issam Zeitoun, an Independent Syrian Opposition figure. Dr Nir Boms started by outlining the current state …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Syria
March 1, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Crisis of Religious Freedom And The Way Beyond’

By Alex Manzoor
On Monday 27th of February the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor John Milbank, who is the Director of the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, to discuss the crisis of religious freedom. He began …

Posted in Event Summaries, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism
February 21, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Trump Administration and International Relations’

by Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 21st February the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Robert Kagan from the Brookings Institute to comment on the Trump administration one month in and how it related to the international order.  Kagan began by stating that, although …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 20, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The American Right in the Age of Trump’

by Alex Manzoor
On Monday 20th of February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Yuval Levin who is the Founding Editor of National Affairs to discuss the American Right in the age of Trump. He began by describing his extensive personal experience …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 16, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Trump: Making of a World View’

By Adam Lomax
On Wednesday 15th February 2017 the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Brendan Simms, Professor of History of International Relations at Cambridge University, to discuss his new book Donald Trump: The Making of a World View. The event was …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 13, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Christianity in the Middle East: Hezbollah and Refugees’

By Adam Lomax
On Thursday 7th February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr. Naji Emile Hayek of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement to discuss the condition of Christians in the Middle East. The event was chaired by Baroness Cox and Tom …

Posted in Event Summaries
February 9, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

By Alex Manzoor
On Wednesday 8th of February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Joshua Wong, Angela Gui and Benedict Rogers to discuss the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms in the aftermath of the transfer of sovereignty to China.
Joshua Wong, who is …

Posted in China, Event Summaries
February 8, 2017

Event Summary: ‘An Assessment of the Trump Presidency: 17 Days In’

On 7th February the Henry Jackson Society and Jonathan Djanogly MP welcomed Craig Kennedy of Washington-based centre-right think tank the Hudson Institute to the House of Commons for a discussion on the Trump Presidency – ’17 days in’. Kennedy began …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 1, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Struggling Over Israel’s Soul’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 31st January the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Major General Elazar Stern MK, a Yesh Atid member of the Israeli Parliament, to speak on Israeli ethics, and to discuss whether Israel can maintain itself …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel

Event Summary: ‘Assisting Ukraine in Times of Armed Conflict’

by James Monroe
Chair: Sir Gerald Howarth
Speaker: General Sir Richard Shirreff
On Thursday 26th January, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed General Sir Richard Shirreff -Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 2011-2014 – to talk about the conflict in Ukraine. Since a planned ceasefire …

Posted in Event Summaries, Ukraine

Event Summary: ‘Israel and Palestine: After Obama, Waiting for Trump’

By Adam Lomax
On Wednesday 25th January the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ambassador Arthur Koll, former Deputy Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss Israeli-Palestinian relations after Obama and during the new Trump presidency. The event was chaired …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel/Palestine
January 26, 2017

Event Summary: ‘A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 24th January the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Professor Daniel Levitin to discuss his new book ‘A Field Guide to Lies.’ Through it, Levitin explained how to navigate a world in which ‘alternative facts’ …

Posted in Event Summaries
January 25, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Relations with Russia in the Age of Trump’

By Alexander Baker
On Tuesday 24th January the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Satter and Sir Andrew Wood to discuss developments in US-Russia relations. A dramatic shift in the relationship between Russia and the United States has been expected under the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
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