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Category Archives: Democracy & Development

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May 24, 2016

Event Summary: ‘United Nations Secretary-General Selection: The Role of the Secretary-General in Russia vs the West’

by Ruta Valaityte
On the 24th of May by the kind invitation of Lord Hanney the Henry Jackson Society hosted an event dedicated to the topic of the upcoming United Nations Secretary-General elections. The guests had a chance to listen to a discussion …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Spotlight, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
May 11, 2016

Event: ‘Russia, Ukraine and the West: Causes and Consequences of the Current Conflict’

TIME: 12:00 – 13:00, Wednesday 11th May 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Matthew Rojansky, Director at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
Despite some superficial similarities, relations between …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, RSC Event, Russia, Ukraine
May 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Global Challenge to Democratic Norms’

by Hugh Coates
On the 5th May, Dr Marc F. Plattner, Dr Lilia Shevtsova, and Christopher Walker gave a talk on the current threat posed to democracy by resurgent authoritarian powers across the globe – the central theme of their recent …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Iran, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spotlight

Event Transcript: ‘Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Global Challenge to Democratic Norms’

Speakers: Dr. Lilia Shevtsova, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Associate Fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Dr. Marc F. Plattner, Founding Editor of the Journal of Democracy
Christopher Walker, Vice President in Studies and Analysis …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Russia

Event: ‘Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Global Challenge to Democratic Norms’

TIME: 12:00 – 13:00, Thursday 5th May 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS: 
Dr. Lilia Shevtsova, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Associate Fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Dr. Marc F. …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event
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
April 21, 2016

Obama’s Comments on The EU: Douglas Murray on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, European Union, Media, United Kingdom, United States
April 19, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Russia’s Duma Elections: What to expect’

by William Miller
On the 19th April, Chris Bryant MP hosted the Henry Jackson Society’s event ‘Russia’s Duma Elections: What to expect’. Three speakers with very diverse backgrounds were in attendance; Vladimir Ashurkov, Vladimir Kara-Murza, and Vladimir Pastukhov.
Dr. Pastukhov spoke in no uncertain …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight

Event: ‘Russia’s Duma Elections: What to expect’

TIME: 12:00 – 13:00, Tuesday 19th April 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 18, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Vladimir Ashurkov, Russian Opposition Leader
Vladimir Kara-Mirza, Coordinator of Open Russia
Dr Vladimir Pastukhov, Visiting Fellow, St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
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The Duma parliamentary elections in September …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, RSC Event, Russia
April 13, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’

Chair: Dr Andrew Foxall, Henry Jackson Society
Host: Lord Risby
Speaker: Evgeny Afineevsky
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Committee Room 3A, House of Lords, SW1A 0PW
Transcript written by Rachel Oliver
 
Lord Risby
Ladies and gentleman may I firstly welcome you to the House of Lords, my name is …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Ukraine
April 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Belarusian Amerikanka or Elections Under Dictatorship’

by Leonard Behrens
On the 7th of April, Andrei Sannikov, a former Belarusian presidential candidate and political prisoner gave a talk about the political environment of post-Soviet Belarus, as well as his personal experiences as a political opposition leader. The event was …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Spotlight

Event Transcript: ‘Belarusian Amerikanka or Elections Under Dictatorship’

Speaker: Andrei Sannikov, Former Belarusian Presidential Candidate and Political Prisoner
Chair: Dr Alan Mendoza, Founder and the Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society
Date: 7th April 2016
Venue: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
Transcript written by Ruta Valaityte
Alan …

Posted in Democracy & Development, European Union, Event Transcript

Event: ‘Belarusian Amerikanka or Elections Under Dictatorship’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Thursday 7th April 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Andrei Sannikov, Former Belarusian Presidential Candidate and Political Prisoner
 
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
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Belarus is often described as “Europe’s Last Dictatorship”; it has, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event
March 24, 2016

Event Transcript: ’27 Years After Tiananmen Square: A Human Rights Assessment’

Chair: Andrew Foxall, The Henry Jackson Society
Speakers: Ellen Bork, Bob (Xiqiu) Fu, Miss Anastasia Lin
24th March 2016
The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, London
Transcript written by Rachel Oliver
 
Andrew Foxall
We have three speakers and we will first begin with Anastasia Lin who …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Human Rights
February 29, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Global Freedom’s Decade-Long Recession: Trends, Hopes and Policy Responses’

by Jonathan Rubra
On the 29th of February, Mr Mark Lagon, President of Freedom House and co-author of ‘Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions’ delivered a talk on ‘Global freedom’s decade-long recession: Trends, hopes and policy responses’. The event …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, United Kingdom

Event: ‘Global Freedom’s Decade-Long Recession: Trends, Hopes, and Policy Responses’

Global Freedom’s Decade-Long Recession: Trends, Hopes, and Policy Responses

TIME: 15:30 – 16:30, Monday 29th February 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 13, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA, London
SPEAKER: Mr Mark Lagon, President of Freedom House and co-author of Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions
To attend please RSVP …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, Human Rights

Event Transcript: ‘Global Freedom’s Decade-Long Recession: Trends, Hopes, and Policy Responses’

Speaker: Mark Lagon
Host: Henry Smith MP
Chair: Davis Lewin
29th February 2016
Committee Room 13, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA, London
Henry Smith
Well it’s 3:30 so we’d better get started. Welcome to this Henry Jackson Society event. My name is Henry Smith and it’s …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Transcript
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 Transcript: ‘Democracy in the Congo: The Only Way Forward’

Chair: Alan Mendoza, Chief Executive Henry Jackson Society
Speaker: Bernard Katompa, Candidate for the Presidency and President of The Génération Déterminée Movement
Wednesday 27th January
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
Transcript written by Rachel Oliver
Alan Mendoza
Right ladies and gentleman welcome to the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Transcript

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
January 19, 2016

Event: What the Ukraine Crisis Reveals About the West

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 19th January 2016
VENUE: Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk,
Associate Professor, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
 
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

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The crisis in Ukraine, beginning in late 2013, brought the world to the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, European Union, Event, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, Ukraine, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 18, 2016

Event Summary: ‘China 2016: The Year Ahead in Domestic and Foreign Policy’

Chair: Alan Mendoza, Chief Executive Director, Henry Jackson Society
Host: Mr Tom Tugendhat MBE MP
Speakers: Hugo Restall, Ellen Bork, Dr. Jonathan Fenby
Monday 18th January, 2016
Committee Room 10, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
 
Alan Mendoza
Ladies and gentlemen, if I can call you to …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript

Event: China 2016: The year ahead in domestic and foreign policy

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 18th January, 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS:

Hugo Restall, expert on China and editor of the Wall Street Journal Asia’s editorial page
Dr. Jonathan Fenby, author of ‘Will China Dominate the 21st Century?’ and founding …

Posted in Asia, China, Democracy & Development, Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 12, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Choosing Sharia’

Event Summary: Choosing Sharia?
By Daniel Tuhrim
On the 12th December, George Howarth MP hosted The Henry Jackson Society’s ‘Choosing Sharia’ featuring Dr Rumy Hasan, Senior Lecturer, Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex Centre for Migration Research Dr Machteld Zee, Author of ‘Choosing …

Posted in CRT Event Summary, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
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