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Category Archives: Event Summaries

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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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October 9, 2017

Event Summary: “The Research and Analysis Wing: ‎ A View from the Inside of Indian Intelligence”

By Robert Clark

On 9th October 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to host Amarjit Singh Dulat to Parliament to discuss matters of South Asian Intelligence. Mr. Dulat served as the Head of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s …

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September 27, 2017

Event Summary: “Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way”

By Jack Wright 
On 26 September 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted an event with Sir Paul Lever — vice president of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); formerly a member of the British Diplomatic Service, specialising in European and politico-military …

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September 25, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Cracking the Chinese Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom is Often Wrong’

By Jack Wright
On 25 September 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted a special event with the illustrious Yukon Huang—Senior Fellow with the Asia Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, adviser to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and …

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September 21, 2017

Event Summary: ‘US-China Policy in the Era of Trump’

By Rob Clark
On the 13th September 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to host Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, to deliver his talk; ‘US – China Policy in the Era of Trump’, …

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September 15, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Merchants of Men: How jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business’

By Sasha Rosshandler
On the 14th September 2017, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Loretta Napoleoni in a talk chaired by our senior research fellow, Nikita Malik. Ms Napoleoni addressed the audience diligently in regards to the operational financing of Al-Qaeda in …

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September 14, 2017

Event Summary: ‘US-UK intelligence Co-operation in the Age of Trump’

By Robert Clark
On the 13th September 2017, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to host General Michael Hayden at the Houses of Parliament for his talk; ‘US-UK intelligence co-operation in the age of Trump’. General Hayden is a retired four-star …

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September 12, 2017

Event Summary: HJS Report Launch: “The Audit of Geopolitical Capability & Paper Launch: Towards a Global Britain”

By Naman Habtom
On the 12th September 2017 the Henry Jackson Society’s own James Rogers launched his report, ‘The Audit of Geopolitical Capability’ as well as his paper ‘Towards a Global Britain’. Rogers is a founding member of the Henry Jackson …

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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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