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January 18, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Ian Hall on Modi’s India’

By Alex Manzoor
On Tuesday 17th of January, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor Ian Hall from the Griffith Asia Institute to discuss Indian foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its adherence to the ‘rules-based order’. He began by …

Posted in Event Summaries, India, Spotlight
January 16, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Lighting The Path: The Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 10th January, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Craig Whiteside from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism. In an age of an increasingly accessible media, propaganda has become one of the most powerful weapons used by ISIS. …

Posted in Event Summaries, ISIS, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
December 20, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Black Sea: A New Energy Source for Western Europe?’

On Tuesday 12th December, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Buchan and James Wilson to discuss the Black Sea region’s ability to supply energy to the West. James Wilson is the founder of the EU Romania Business Society and David …

Posted in Event Summaries, Russia
December 16, 2016

Event Summary: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 14th of December, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko, Robert Brinkley CMG and Olexiy Solohubenko to reflect upon developments in Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The discussion was based upon the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries
December 7, 2016

Event: ’25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 5th December the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host a highly distinguished panel including, Arkady Ostrovsky, Vladimir Pastukhov, Sir Andrew Wood and Robert Service. With a panel of such a high calibre, the event was a …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
December 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 30th November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Benedict Rogers, Ethan Gutmann and Yaxue Cao to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in China. The discussion was centred on the recently published report by the Conservative Party …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, Spotlight

Event Summary: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 29th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome an esteemed panel of speakers to discuss how best to defend the Balfour Declaration to detractors and apologists. The significance of this document could not have …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Spotlight

Event Summary: 25 Years On: The Baltic Countries Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

The event was hosted and introduced by Dr Andrew Foxall of the HJS Russia Studies Centre. The first guest speaker was Edward Lucas, Senior Editor at The Economist and Senior Vice-President at the Centre for European Policy Analysis. Lucas began …

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December 1, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The New Philistines’

By Frank Kibble
On Monday 28th November The Henry Jackson Society welcomed former Visiting Fellow Sohrab Ahmari back to Millbank Tower to speak on his book, entitled The New Philistines: How Identity Politics Disfigure The Arts. Published by Biteback, Mr. Ahmari …

Posted in Event Summaries, Spotlight

Event Summary: Curricula in the Middle East

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 28th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Marcus Sheff, to discuss curricula in the Middle East. Both speakers gave an insightful discussion on the importance of curricula, as textbooks …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Spotlight, Turkey

Event Summary: ‘The Middle East Predicament’

By Talia Jessener
On Thursday 24th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of Security Studies at the University of Haifa, to give his views on the predicament that is the Middle East.  However, perhaps …

Posted in Event Summaries, Middle East, Spotlight

Event Summary: Report launch for Putin’s Useful Idiots

By Michael Hartfield
On Wednesday 23rd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to launch Dr. Andrew Foxall’s report ‘Putin’s Useful Idiots’, to discuss the Kremlin’s network of political influence in the UK. Dr Foxall was joined by Peter Pomerantsev and MP Ian …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
November 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Gulf Foreign Aid and Military Intervention in a Time of Fiscal Austerity’

By Talia Jessener
On Thursday 17th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Dr Karen Young, a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, to talk about recent changes to the power dynamic of the Gulf Region.  …

Posted in Event Summaries, Middle East
November 16, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change’

On Monday 14th November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Andrew Monaghan to discuss his book The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change. The talk focused on the West’s continual failures in their dealings with Russia and what they should …

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November 8, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Power and Politics of Flags’

By Alexis David
On Thursday 13th October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Tim Marshall, former diplomatic editor at Sky News, to discuss his book Worth Dying For: Power and Politics of Flags. The talk initially tackled the history of flags; Mr …

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Event Summary: ‘How Nonviolent Revolution Work’

By: Alexis David
On Wednesday 5th October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Srdja Popovic, Co-Founder of the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) & Leader of the Anti-Milosevic Demonstrations in Serbia, to discuss the mechanics of protest movements, and …

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Event Summary: ‘Promoting Human Rights, Civil Society and Democracy in Russia’

On Thursday 6th October, Henry Jackson Society welcomed five leading Russian civil rights activists; Dmitri Bartenev, Natalia Taubina, Valentina Cherevatenko, Robert Latypov and Grigory Melkonyants to discuss the challenges of speaking out against human rights abuses and promoting democracy in …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries
November 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Tibetan democracy-in-exile and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations’

On Tuesday 1st November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Lobsang Sangay to speak about Tibetan democracy and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations. Dr Sangay is ‘Sikyong’, equivalent to prime minister, of the Tibetan government-in-exile and his discussion was chaired …

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Event Summary: ‘The World’s Dictatorship Crisis Thor Halvorssen, President and CEO, Human Rights Foundation’

On Wednesday 3rd October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Thor Halvorssen to discuss the effects of dictatorships on the world and his work combatting them with the Human Rights Foundation (HRF).
In his opening remarks, Halvorssen argued that the largest contributor …

Posted in Event Summaries
November 3, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945’

On Tuesday 2nd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome General Lord Dannatt to discuss his new book ‘Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945’.  Lord Dannatt impressively managed to condense the history of the British …

Posted in Event Summaries, United Kingdom
November 1, 2016

Event Summary: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 31st October the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Russian journalist and filmmaker Mikhail Zygar to discuss his recent book: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladamir Putin.’ As its name suggests, the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
October 25, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

On Monday 24th October, The Henry Jackson welcomed James Kirchick, a Washington-based journalist, to discuss Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, its supporters and what it means for the United States.
Kirchick began by attacking the argument that Trump’s rise is attributable to …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
October 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Power Dynamics in the Middle East: The Ever-Changing Constellation’

By: Alexis David
On Thursday 20th October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed General Yosef Kuperwasser, a former senior officer in Israeli military intelligence, to comment on the modern power dynamics of the Middle East.
Kuperwasser began by explaining tensions within Islam, shedding …

Posted in Event Summaries, Middle East

Event Summary: ‘The Left’s Jewish Problem: Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism’

By Talia Jessener
On Wednesday 20th October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dave Rich, Director of Communications at the Community Security Trust, to discuss his book ‘The Left’s Jewish Problem: Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism.’ Rich began by claiming that this was …

Posted in Event Summaries, United Kingdom
October 13, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization’

On Monday 3rd October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Branko Milanovic to discuss his book Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Unsurprisingly the talk focused on global inequality, its history, how it has shifted in the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Summaries
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