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Category Archives: Event Summaries

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December 20, 2017

Event Summary: Poetry – an important weapon of militant jihad?

By  Susie Heron-Halliday
On the 19th of December, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome Dr Elisabeth Kendall to the House of Lords for an event chaired by the Rt Hon Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE. Elisabeth Kendall is a Senior Research Fellow in …

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December 12, 2017

Event Summary: Chinese Hegemony in Asia

On the 21st of November 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Professor Jennifer Lind in an event titled: “What would Chinese Hegemony in Asia look like?”. Jennifer Lind is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College …

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December 4, 2017

Event Summary: “Fake News”: Responding to disinformation in Western political campaigns

By Jamila Mammadova
On the 30th of November 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome Senior Editor at the Economist Edward Lucas, Deputy Director of the Prague-based European Values think tank Jakub Janda, Head of Social Media at Telegraph …

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December 1, 2017

Event Summary: HJS Report Launch: Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces

By Kevin Brown
On the 28th November 2017, the Henry Jackson Society, by kind invitation of Lord Risby launched a report on the future of the Armed Forces by Global Britain Programme director James Rogers. James holds a First class honours …

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November 22, 2017

Event Summary: Introducing The New State Solution: A Conflict Ending Alternative To The Status Quo

By Susie Heron-Halliday
On the 22nd November 2017 the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome Benjamin Anthony and Brigadier-General Amir Avivi to speak at the House of Lords about their idea for a new state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. …

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November 20, 2017

Event Summary: Towards a UK Magnitsky Law? Lessons from Canada and Elsewhere

By Sabrina Brasey
On the 16th November 2017 the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome to Parliament, William Browder, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Marcus Kolga and James Bezan for a discussion on the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign. This fight for justice was spurred …

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November 16, 2017

Event Summary: After Charlottesville: The State of American Politics

By Julian James
On the 9th November 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome the 72nd and current Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, to the House of Lords for an event chaired by Viscount Waverley. The event came just …

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Event Summary: Diego Arria on Venezuela

By Julian James
On Wednesday 15 November, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome Diego Arria to speak at the House of Commons on the current situation in Venezuela. The event was chaired by David T. C. Davies MP and …

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November 13, 2017

Event Summary: Go Back to Where You Came From

By Sabrina Brasey
On the 9th November 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Sasha Polakow-Suransky in an event titled: “Go back to where you came from: The backlash against immigration and the fate of Western Democracy” – which is also the …

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November 8, 2017

Event Summary: Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

By Susie Heron-Halliday
On the 7th November 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Anne Applebaum in an event titled, ‘Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine’ – which is also the title of her new book. Anne Applebaum is a columnist for …

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November 3, 2017

Event Summary: Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent

By Sasha Rosshandler
On the 2nd November, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Angus Roxbrough in an event titled ‘Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent’ – which was also the title of his new book. Mr Roxbrough is a former Sunday …

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November 2, 2017

Event Summary: Making Sense of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy

By Robert Clark
On November 1st 2017 the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome Professor Michael Mastanduno to Parliament for a discussion on President Trump’s foreign policy. Professor Michael Mastanduno is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government and was …

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Event Summary: 20 Years After Hong Kong’s Handover

By: Susie Heron-Halliday
On 31st October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society’s own Dr John Hemmings launched his report, ‘Hong Kong After 20 years: the Rollback of Civil, Human and Legal Rights’, in an event chaired by Lord Alton of Liverpool. Alongside …

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November 1, 2017

Event Summary: After the German (non-)Election: How might Berlin shape Brexit and the EU?

By Jack Wright
On 1 November 2017, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) welcomed Hans Kundnani—the Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and a renowned “Kanzleramtologist”—who spoke about the direction German foreign policy is likely to …

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October 31, 2017

Event Summary: What’s Your Bias?

On the 24th October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Dr. Lee De-Wit, author of What’s Your Bias? and a psychologist and neuroscientist who has studied and worked at a number of leading universities in the UK and Europe. Dr. …

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Event Summary: Russia and Its Islamic World

By Jack Wright
On 26 October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) was delighted to welcome Robert Service—Russian historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford—to discuss his latest book Russia and Its …

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October 28, 2017

Event Summary: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By Robert Clark
On the 18th October 2017 the Henry Jackson Society was honored to welcome to the House of Commons Jonathan Hillman, to discuss China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and wider geo-strategic implications in Asia and beyond. Chairing the event …

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October 26, 2017

Event Summary: US National Security Policy in the Middle East Under Trump

By Robert Clark
On October 18th 2017, the Henry Jackson Society were honoured to welcome to Parliament Dov Zakheim, former US Under Secretary of Defense and current Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, to …

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Event Summary: Reflections On Homeland Security

By Robert Clark
On 24th October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to host Secretary Jeh Johnson in Parliament to discuss matters of national security during his time as the 4th United States Secretary of Homeland Security, and before that, …

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Event Summary: From Devotion to Destruction: Conversion to Islam and Radicalisation

By Jack Wright
On 25 October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society, under the kind invitation of the Baroness Falkner of Margravine, hosted an event in the House of Lords for the release of the report “From Devotion to Destruction: Conversion to …

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October 20, 2017

Event Summary: What Does China Want?

On the 17th October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host ‘What Does China Want?’ with both Professor Kerry Brown, author of What Does China Want? and James Miles, China Editor at The Economist. Dr. John Hemmings, our …

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Event Summary: Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism

On the 9th October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society’s Senior Research Fellow Nikita Malik released her exceptional report titled Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism in an event chaired by Lord Carlile of Berriew and Baroness …

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Event Summary: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On 19 October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) hosted the renowned American historian Timothy Snyder — the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University, and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna — …

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October 13, 2017

Event Summary: “Making Globalisation Work: Better Lives For All”

On 10 October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host an event with Gabriela Ramos — Chief of Staff and Special Counsellor to the Secretary-General, OECD, and Sherpa to the G7 and G20 — by invitation of the …

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October 10, 2017

Event Summary: Age of Discovery

By Sasha Rosshandler
On the 2nd October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted both Professor Ian Goldin (Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University) and Dr Chris Kutarna (Sauvé Fellow and Fellow of the Oxford Martin School) in an event …

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