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Category Archives: Event Summaries

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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