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November 24, 2016

Event: ‘South Africa: A Year of Living Dangerously’

Date: Thursday 24th November 2016, 11:30 – 12:30
Location: Committee Room Two, House of Lords,
Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA
Speaker: Tony Leon, Founding Leader of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa and Chairman of Resolve Communications (Pty) Ltd
To attend please visit: http://tinyurl.com/jyajx28
#HJSevents
Change …

Posted in Event, South Africa, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 20, 2016

Spain terror threat: Two suspected ISIS terrorists ‘awaiting orders to attack’ arrested

Originally published in The Daily Star
The Moroccan pair were “dangerous” and “directed and controlled” by the terror group, Spanish Ministry of Interior officials said.
The two men, who have not been named, are said to have isolated themselves from the rest …

Posted in ISIS, Morocco, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security
September 27, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Challenge of Corruption in Nigeria’

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Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Transcript, Nigeria
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
September 20, 2016

Event: ‘The Challenge of Corruption in Nigeria’

Professor Abdullahi Shehu, Former Director General of The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and Professor of Criminology, National Open University of Nigeria
TIME: 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 20th September 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event, Nigeria, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 14, 2016

Dr Alan Mendoza on Three Counties Radio defending Libyan Intervention

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Libya
August 15, 2016

The Intellectual Roots of ISIS

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.
Why did Prohibition in America fail? The Pakistani Islamic scholar Abul Ala Mawdudi argued that it was because the law “required people to accept human rather divine reasoning.” What was needed was a harsh …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Libya, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
July 27, 2016

Two brothers arrested in Spain over alleged ISIS links

Armed officers detained the Moroccan pair, aged 33 and 32, during dawn raids in the village of Arbucies in the north-east province of Girona near Spain’s border with France.
Investigators said today it was one of the first operations in which …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Morocco, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security
June 1, 2016

A Terror State of the West’s Making

Originally published in Commentary Magazine.
Warning of potential terrorist attacks throughout that continent, the State Department has issued a travel alert for Europe. Such moves are a sobering indication of how Europe’s authorities have allowed this threat to get completely out …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Libya, Opinion Editorial
May 25, 2016

Terrorism and Tourism in Tunisia: Tom Wilson on BBC 3 Counties Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Terrorism & Security, Tunisia
May 24, 2016

Tunisia Travel Warning must remain while country is largest source of ISIS fighters

The Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, Dr Alan Mendoza, has responded to a call from the Tunisian Ambassador to relax the Government’s advice against travelling to the country saying that the country remains the largest source of ISIS …

Posted in Tunisia, United Kingdom
April 28, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Where in the World is South Africa?’

by Will TG Miller
On the 27th April, Lord Risby hosted the Henry Jackson Society’s event ‘Where in the World is South Africa?’ with speaker Tony Leon. Leon is the longest serving leader of the official opposition in parliament since the …

Posted in Event Summaries, South Africa, Spotlight
April 27, 2016

Event: ‘Where in the World is South Africa?’

TIME: 17:00 – 18:00, Wednesday 27th April 2016
VENUE: Committee Room G, House of Lords, Parliament Square, SW1A 0PW
SPEAKER: Tony Leon, Founding Leader of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa and Chairman of Resolve Communications (Pty) Ltd
 
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
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2016 is proving the most …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, South Africa

Event Transcript: ‘Where in the world is South Africa?’

Speaker: Tony Leon
Chair: Alan Mendoza, Chief Executive, Henry Jackson Society
Host: Lord Risby
Wednesday, 27th April 2016
Committee Room G, House of Lords, Parliament Square, SW1A 0PW
President Harry S. Truman once famously observed, “If you want a friend in politics, get a dog.” …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, South Africa
January 27, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Democracy in the Congo: The Only Way Forward’

By Fernanda Munhoz
On 27th of January, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Bernard Katompa, candidate for the Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As co-founder and President of the Génération Déterminée Movement, he spoke about his future aspirations for …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Spotlight

Event: ‘Democracy in the Congo: The Only Way Forward’

Democracy in the Congo: The Only Way Forward 
TIME: Wednesday 27th January, 13:00-14:00
VENUE:  Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER:  Bernard Katompa, Candidate for the Presidency and
President of The Génération Déterminée Movement
 
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
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The Democratic Republic …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Event
November 5, 2015

Event Summary: ‘Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities’

On 4th November, The Henry Jackson Society hosted ‘Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities’, featuring Professor Robert I. Rotberg, Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and former President …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Spotlight
November 4, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities’

Professor Robert I. Rotberg
Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and former President of the World Peace Foundation
Chaired by Dr Alan Mendoza
Deputy Director and Director of Policy at the …

Posted in Africa, Event Transcript

Audio: Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities

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Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Event Audio

Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities

TIME: 15:30 – 16:30, Wednesday 4th November 2015
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Robert I. Rotberg, Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Event, Human Rights
July 10, 2015

10 July: Robin Simcox discusses calls for British tourists to return from Tunisia

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Media Centre, Tunisia
June 4, 2015

‘Religious Freedom: An Antidote to Violent Religious Extremism’

SPEAKER: Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett
Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Thursday 4 June 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 3, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0AA
There has been a dramatic increase in religious persecution worldwide in the past six …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Nigeria, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, United States
May 17, 2015

UK troops to smash migrants trade: Navy to stop flood of refugees from Libya

Originally published in The Express
Britain is poised to send 200 Royal Marines to the Mediterranean to lead a blockade aimed at “smashing” Libya’s people-trafficking gangs.
The move, which would see the UK spearhead a multinational operation off the coast of North …

Posted in European Union, Libya, Migration, News Coverage, United Kingdom
April 30, 2015

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

Originally published in The Spectator
The young hang about in packs or speed around town, two to a scooter. Old women group together on benches around the town square in front of the church. The men continually greet each other as …

Posted in Libya, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Trans-Atlantic Relations
April 24, 2015

24 April: Douglas Murray discusses how rich countries should confront migration on BBC Newshour Extra

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Human Rights, Libya, United Kingdom
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