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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

Event Summary: ‘A Fork in the Road: Looking Ahead at US Foreign Policy under Trump or Clinton’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 10th October, the Henry Jackson society welcomed Gordon Dee Smith, CEO of Strategic Insight Group, to share his views on what American foreign policy might look like under either a  Trump or Clinton administration.
Smith began by …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
October 6, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Raising Freedom’s Banner: How Peaceful Demonstrations Have Changed the World’

By: Alexis David
On Thursday 22nd September, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Mr Paul Harris – founder of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, Barrister & Author – to discuss his new book, ‘Raising Freedom’s Banner: How peaceful …

Posted in Event Summaries
September 29, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century’

On Tuesday 27th September, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ryan Avent to discuss his new book The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century. The talk focused on the development of technology, how it impacts the …

Posted in Economy, Event Summaries
September 26, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them’

By Michael Hertfield
On Thursday 22nd September, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Todd Buchholz to discuss his book ‘The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them’. With reference to the Ottoman Empire, Buchholz began by arguing that …

Posted in Economy, Event Summaries, United States
September 22, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Professor Alan Dershowitz “In Conversation” with Douglas Murray’

By Talia Jessener
On Wednesday 21st September, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz, to answer questions by the Society’s own Associate Director, Douglas Murray, in what became an entertaining and truly fascinating conversation.
Murray began by asking Dershowitz for …

Posted in Event Summaries
September 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Challenge of Corruption in Nigeria’

By Alexis David
On Tuesday 20th September, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor Abdullahi Shehu to discuss ‘The Challenge of Corruption in Nigeria’, and highlight the obstacles that corruption poses to democratic governance, foreign investment and sustainable development in Nigeria.
In 2015 …

Posted in Event Summaries, Nigeria

Event Summary: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 19th September Professor Madhav Das Nalapat began by discussing the paramount importance of improving India’s human rights and entrenching liberal culture, in order to advance India’s knowledge industry. In addition to the importance of a culture …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, India, United States
September 16, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Report Launch: An Enduring Threat: Europe’s Islamist Terror Networks Then and Now’

By Talia Jessener
On Wednesday 15th September, by kind invitation of Julian Brazier MP, the Henry Jackson society hosted an event to launch a new report published by two of their research fellows, Emma Webb and Rupert Sutton. The report, titled …

Posted in Event Summaries, ISIS
September 14, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin’

By Talia Jessener
On Wednesday 13th September, by kind invitation of Henry Smith MP, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Satter to discuss his book: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep.’ The book covers the rise of authoritarianism in …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Terrorism & Security
September 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

By Patrick Benjamin
On 6th September, by the kind invitation of Matthew Offord MP, the Henry Jackson Society held a film screening of the recently released documentary ‘Europe in Crisis – A Shattered Haven’. The film looked at rising European extremism, …

Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, Extremism, Far-Right, France, Hamas, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 26, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea’

By Patrick Benjamin
On the 24th of August Dr Shiraz Maher addressed the Henry Jackson Society on the subject of his book Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea. He began by pointing out that although we assume that adherents of a …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism
August 2, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Saudi Arabia’s New Strategic Calculus’

On the 1st of August, Andrew Bowen, a Global Fellow of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, gave a talk on whether the strategic gamble that is ‘Vision 2030’ will in fact pay off …

Posted in Event Summaries, Saudi Arabia
July 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘No more illusions – Changes in the Middle East’

By Patrick Benjamin
On the 20th July, by kind invitation of Lord Trimble, the Henry Jackson Society was addressed by Major General Yaacov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel and ex-Head of the National Security Council. …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Spotlight
July 20, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Britain’s Stake in the South China Sea’

By Ruta Valaityte
By kind invitation of Admiral Lord West of Spithead The Henry Jackson Society held a panel discussion entitled ‘Britain’s Stake in the South China Sea’. In 2013 the Philippines filed an arbitration case against China to The Hague …

Posted in Asia, China, Event Summaries

Event Summary ‘The Black Door: The evolving relationship between Britain’s secret services and the Prime Minister’

TIME: 12:00-13:00, Wednesday 20th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 6, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Professor Richard Aldrich, Author, The Black Door, and Professor of International Security, the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
For …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, Spotlight, United Kingdom
July 14, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Can Private Initiatives by Ukraine’s Business Leaders Help Drive Economic and Political Recovery?’

By Leah Schwartz
*Please note that the talk was translated, so the summary is an interpretation of meanings, and is not directly quoted.
 
On July 13th, The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to welcome Sergii Tartuta, along with a delegation of Ukrainian …

Posted in Event Summaries, Spotlight, Ukraine

Event Summary: ‘The Rise of Reiderstvo: Implications for Russia and the West’

By Patrick Benjamin
TIME: 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 13th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room G, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Dr. Louise Shelley, Founder and Director of TraCCC
Host: Baroness Falkner
Chair: Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre, Henry Jackson …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
July 12, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Aftermath of Brexit: Could the EU and UK both die?’

By Ruta Valaityte
By the kind invitation of Bob Stewart MP and the Hexagon Institute on the 12th of July the Henry Jackson Society hosted an event with Bernard-Henri Lévy. Bernard-Henri Levy, in France referred to as simply BHL, is a …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, United Kingdom
July 8, 2016

Event Summary: ‘From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics’

By Patrick Benjamin
On the 7th of July, by kind invitation of Lord Arbuthnot, the Henry Jackson Society was addressed by Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Anna Mikhailova, journalist and co-author on his recent book From Banking to …

Posted in Event Summaries, Pakistan
July 6, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Shale Gas and Fracking: The Science behind the Controversy’

TIME: 12:00-13:00, Wednesday 6th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Professor Michael Stephenson, Author, Shale Gas and Fracking: The Science behind the Controversy, and Director, Science and Technology, the British Geological Survey
For a full …

Posted in Energy Security, Environment, Europe, Event Summaries, United Kingdom, United States
July 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The UN Human Rights Council at 10: Assessing the Performance of the UNHRC’

TIME: 12:00-13:00, Monday 4th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 2, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0PW
SPEAKER: Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of United Nations Watch
For a full transcript of this event click here
By Gemma Sunnergren
On the 4th of July, by the kind invitation of …

Posted in Event Summaries, Human Rights, Spotlight
June 30, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Intervention in Yemen: A New Era for Gulf Security and Gulf Militaries?’

Dr David Roberts, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London and former Director, Qatar office of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 29th June 2016
VENUE: Room C, Houses of Parliament, 1 Parliament Street, SW1A …

Posted in Event Summaries, Terrorism & Security, Yemen

Event Summary: ‘The Aftermath of the UK Referendum’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Wednesday 29th June 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower,
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Giles Merritt, Author of Slippery Slope- Europe’s Troubled Future &
Founder and Secretary General at Friends of Europe
For a full transcript of this event click here
By …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, United Kingdom
June 29, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Tuesday 28 June 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Benedict Rogers, Author of Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads, and East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity
For a full transcript of this event click here
By Gemma Sunnergren
On Tuesday, …

Posted in Burma, Event Summaries
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