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April 20, 2017

Event: ‘Islamism’

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, 20th April 2017
VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower,
21-24 Millbank, London,SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER
Tarek Osman
Author, Islamism
To read a summary of this event click here
A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East. On one …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 21, 2017

Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society and its Student Rights campaign, Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies, analyses the speaker policies of 76 English universities to assess the extent to which the higher education sector …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight
March 20, 2017

Extremism in the Community: The Case of Shakeel Begg

Shakeel Begg, described in court by a judge as “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”, has established himself as an influential figure within numerous public bodies and groups – even after the ruling, where he lost a …

Posted in CRT Report, Publication, Spotlight
March 9, 2017

Dr Andrew Foxall provides evidence to House of Commons’ Defence sub-Committee on the Arctic

Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at HJS provided written evidence to the House of Commons’ Defence sub-Committee on the Arctic.
Dr Foxall’s research has covered potential threats to Western security in the region.
You can read his submissions …

Posted in Russia, Spotlight
March 7, 2017

Statement from Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who had hoped to be on the panel for today’s launch of the Islamist Terrorism report, issued the following statement:
“This report provides a factual, impartial and highly useful resource for many working in counter terrorism and counter …

Posted in Spotlight
March 6, 2017

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

TIME: 17:00 – 18:00, 6th March 2017

VENUE: Committee Room 15, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Dr Charles Kupchan
Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University

For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
The Brexit …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 5, 2017

Infographic: Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Click here to see an infographic based on the conclusions of our report, ‘Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998 – 2015)‘.
Sources for the infographic can be found the full report, which is available for purchase …

Posted in CRT Research, Infographics, Spotlight

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015), a new research project from The Henry Jackson Society, presents the most comprehensive ever overview of the threat from Islamism-inspired terrorism in the United Kingdom.
Islamist terrorism remains the principal …

Posted in CRT, CRT Highlight, CRT Report, CRT Research, Publication, Research, Spotlight
February 7, 2017

Event: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood – A Firewall Against Terrorism?’

TIME: 7th February, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 18, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Steven Merley
Editor, Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch Daily
To RSVP, or for any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
The Muslim Brotherhood has come under great scrutiny since the …

Posted in Event, Islamism, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 6, 2017

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

TIME: 6th February, 18:00 – 19:00
VENUE: Committee Room tbc, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Kenneth R. Weinstein
President and CEO, Hudson Institute
For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
We are only a matter of …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 31, 2017

Event: ‘Struggling Over Israel’s Soul’

TIME: 31st January, 17:30 – 18:30
VENUE: Committee Room 19, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

SPEAKER
Major General Elazar Stern MK
Author: Struggling Over Israel’s Soul
To view a summary of this event click here
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Over …

Posted in Event, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 26, 2017

Event: ‘Assisting Ukraine in Times of Armed Conflict’

TIME: 26th January 2017, 12:00 – 13:00
VENUE: Committee Room Six, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 2011-2014
For a summary of this event click here
There is a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 25, 2017

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

TIME: 25th January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 3a, House of Lords,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Ambassador Arthur Koll
Former Deputy Director-General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
For a summary of this event click here
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As …

Posted in Event, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 24, 2017

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

TIME: 24th January 2017, 18:00 – 19:00
VENUE: Henry Jackson Society,26th Floor, Millbank Tower 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS
Sir Andrew Wood, Associate Director, Chatham House, British Ambassador to Russia, 1995-2000
David Satter, Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute, Fellow, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
CHAIR
David …

Posted in CRT Event, Event, Russia, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 23, 2017

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

DATE: 23rd January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Daniel J Levitin
Author, A Field Guide to Lies
James McGill Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University, Montreal
To attend please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/jdf7p6z
For a …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 19, 2017

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

TIME: 19th January 2017, 12:00 – 13:00
VENUE: Committee Room 2, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster,
London, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKER:
Seth Cropsey
Director, Centre for American Sea Power, Hudson Institution
For a summary of this  event click here
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America has been …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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 17, 2017

Event: ‘Modi’s India and the ‘Rules-Based Order’ in the Indo-Pacific’

TIME: 17th January 2017, 17:00 – 18:00
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Ian Hall
Acting Director, Griffith Asia Institute
For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
Under Narendra Modi, India has …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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
January 11, 2017

Under the Aegis of the Foreign Ministry

Six months ago, Andrey Piontkovsky, in the course one of our conversations, came up with an unexpected hypothesis: that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had ‘spoiled’ Putin. Russian diplomats, in the political analyst’s opinion, are behind Putin’s anti-Americanism and anti-Westernism and, …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, RSC Spotlight, Spotlight
January 10, 2017

Romania’s corruption fight is a smokescreen to weaken its democracy

Originally published in the Guardian.
by David Clark
The recent rise of the populist right in Hungary and Poland has raised the alarm about the future of democracy in Europe, as constitutional safeguards, media pluralism and civil society come under sustained attack.
But …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Spotlight

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

TIME: 10th January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee room 3, House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKER: Dr Craig Whiteside, Associate Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event …

Posted in Event, ISIS, Spotlight
January 5, 2017

Age of Delirium

Not long ago, American scientists once again turned their attention to the case of Phineas P. Gage, whose strange fate raised the possibility that the brain contains a “moral center.”
On September 13, 1848, Gage, a 25-year-old construction foreman for the …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, RSC Spotlight, Spotlight
December 19, 2016

The Empire of the Presumption of Guilt: How cases are fabricated against the innocent

Russian courts of general jurisdiction acquit in fewer than 1% of cases. In Europe the average figure is around 10%. This does not indicate that the Russian law enforcement system is operating more efficiently than that of the West, just …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, Spotlight
December 15, 2016

Event: ‘British Policy in Asia: Charting a new post-Brexit strategy’

TIME: 15th December 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
VENUE: CPA Room, Westminster Hall,House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Professor David Martin Jones Reader in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
Dr. Shanker Singham Trade and Competition …

Posted in Asia, Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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