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Category Archives: Event Summaries

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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 …

Posted in Event Summaries, Spotlight | Tagged ,
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 …

Posted in Event Summaries

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 …

Posted in Event Summaries

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 …

Posted in China, Event Summaries

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

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
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