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Category Archives: Event Summaries

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March 8, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’

By Jake Ramsamugh
On the 28th February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Gideon Rachman to host ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’ which discussed the findings from his book ‘Easternisation’. Rachman is the Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial …

Posted in Asia, Event Summaries
March 7, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Populism and Policy: A Watershed Moment?’

By Alex Manzoor
On Monday 6th of March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Charles Kupchan, who is Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and worked on European affairs for the Clinton and Obama administrations, to discuss the effects of …

Posted in Event Summaries
March 2, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Forbidden Aid: The Case of Israeli Humanitarian Diplomacy in Syria’

By Sam Freedman
On Wednesday 1st March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Nir Boms, Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism, and Issam Zeitoun, an Independent Syrian Opposition figure. Dr Nir Boms started by outlining the current state …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Syria
March 1, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Crisis of Religious Freedom And The Way Beyond’

By Alex Manzoor
On Monday 27th of February the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor John Milbank, who is the Director of the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, to discuss the crisis of religious freedom. He began …

Posted in Event Summaries, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism
February 21, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Trump Administration and International Relations’

by Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 21st February the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Robert Kagan from the Brookings Institute to comment on the Trump administration one month in and how it related to the international order.  Kagan began by stating that, although …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 20, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The American Right in the Age of Trump’

by Alex Manzoor
On Monday 20th of February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Yuval Levin who is the Founding Editor of National Affairs to discuss the American Right in the age of Trump. He began by describing his extensive personal experience …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 16, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Trump: Making of a World View’

By Adam Lomax
On Wednesday 15th February 2017 the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Brendan Simms, Professor of History of International Relations at Cambridge University, to discuss his new book Donald Trump: The Making of a World View. The event was …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 13, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Christianity in the Middle East: Hezbollah and Refugees’

By Adam Lomax
On Thursday 7th February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr. Naji Emile Hayek of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement to discuss the condition of Christians in the Middle East. The event was chaired by Baroness Cox and Tom …

Posted in Event Summaries
February 9, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

By Alex Manzoor
On Wednesday 8th of February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Joshua Wong, Angela Gui and Benedict Rogers to discuss the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms in the aftermath of the transfer of sovereignty to China.
Joshua Wong, who is …

Posted in China, Event Summaries
February 8, 2017

Event Summary: ‘An Assessment of the Trump Presidency: 17 Days In’

On 7th February the Henry Jackson Society and Jonathan Djanogly MP welcomed Craig Kennedy of Washington-based centre-right think tank the Hudson Institute to the House of Commons for a discussion on the Trump Presidency – ’17 days in’. Kennedy began …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
February 1, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Struggling Over Israel’s Soul’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 31st January the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Major General Elazar Stern MK, a Yesh Atid member of the Israeli Parliament, to speak on Israeli ethics, and to discuss whether Israel can maintain itself …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel

Event Summary: ‘Assisting Ukraine in Times of Armed Conflict’

by James Monroe
Chair: Sir Gerald Howarth
Speaker: General Sir Richard Shirreff
On Thursday 26th January, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed General Sir Richard Shirreff -Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 2011-2014 – to talk about the conflict in Ukraine. Since a planned ceasefire …

Posted in Event Summaries, Ukraine

Event Summary: ‘Israel and Palestine: After Obama, Waiting for Trump’

By Adam Lomax
On Wednesday 25th January the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ambassador Arthur Koll, former Deputy Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss Israeli-Palestinian relations after Obama and during the new Trump presidency. The event was chaired …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel/Palestine
January 26, 2017

Event Summary: ‘A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 24th January the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Professor Daniel Levitin to discuss his new book ‘A Field Guide to Lies.’ Through it, Levitin explained how to navigate a world in which ‘alternative facts’ …

Posted in Event Summaries
January 25, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Relations with Russia in the Age of Trump’

By Alexander Baker
On Tuesday 24th January the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Satter and Sir Andrew Wood to discuss developments in US-Russia relations. A dramatic shift in the relationship between Russia and the United States has been expected under the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia

Event Summary: ‘The End of the Asian Era’

Fresh from the Article 50 debate in the House of Commons, Catherine West MP took her seat in the chair for an event hosted by HJS in Parliament. Remarking about the shared concerns about globalization in Brexit discussions and with …

Posted in Asia, China, Event Summaries
January 20, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Decline of U.S. Sea Power’

By Adam Lomax
On Thursday 19th January 2017 the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Seth Cropsey, a former naval officer and current Director of the Centre for American Sea Power at the Hudson Institute, to talk about the notable decline in recent …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
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 …

Posted in Event Summaries
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