Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

Event

Shared Perspectives on the MENA Region

Thursday 27 March 2014 09:00 to 17:30 GMT

Location

Chatham House, London

Type: Fee-paying or special invitation events

This collaborative discussion between Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme and IDE-JETRO Middle Eastern Studies Group will provide an opportunity to compare Asian and Western thinking when it comes to policy in the MENA region.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. This event is being held under the Chatham House Rule.

For more information, please contact Sophie Grant


Event

The Impact of External Factors on Abkhazia's Internal Debate

Wednesday 14 May 2014 10:00 to 11:30 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

Liana Kvarchelia, Deputy Director, Center for Humanitarian Programs, Abkhazia


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The Winter Olympics in Sochi and the current crisis in Ukraine have brought the status of the breakaway territories in former Soviet countries into focus again. Liana Kvarchelia will discuss the impact of these events on the political debates in Abkhazia.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

For more information, please contact Lubica Pollakova


Event

Governing the Internet: Global Village or Wild West?

Thursday 1 May 2014 17:30 to 18:30 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications, Australia


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The global community is intensifying efforts to develop a roadmap for the evolution of internet governance mechanisms. An important part of this process involves agreeing upon arrangements for the transition of legacy US government roles to the multi-stakeholder community. One of the major challenges will be finding ways to evolve key internet governance organizations without losing the multi-stakeholder and private sector-led character of these bodies.


Event

Investing in People: How to Maintain Europe's Competitiveness

Friday 16 May 2014 08:00 to 09:15 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion


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László Andor will discuss how the European Union is supporting investment in human capital and the impact this is having on European competitiveness.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

For more information, please contact Mr Rory Kinane


Event

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse

Tuesday 29 April 2014 10:30 to 11:30 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Discussant: Tim Othieno, Conflict and Peacebuilding Adviser, UK Government Stabilization Unit


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After more than 13 years of stalemate between Eritrea and Ethiopia, there is now an opportunity for international engagement in the region to foster improved relations between the two countries in the long-term. A recent briefing paper, Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse, argues that an over-focus on the border dispute and demarcation by international interlocutors has been counterproductive, and has distracted from more nuanced and constructive actions.


Event

Strengthening the Transatlantic Economic Alliance: The Way Forward

Thursday 1 May 2014 08:00 to 09:15 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

Miriam Sapiro, Deputy United States Trade Representative (2009-14)


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Ambassador Sapiro, who oversaw the launch of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, will explore recent developments in the transatlantic discussions and the challenges ahead. She will also discuss the extent to which an agreement could benefit not only the United States and Europe, but also broader Euro-Atlantic integration.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

For more information, please contact Mr Rory Kinane

 


Event

How the British Army and Civilian Organizations Work Together During Military Operations

Thursday 24 April 2014 09:00 to 17:00 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Type: Fee-paying or special invitation events

Increasingly, the British Army must work with a variety of civilian organizations when deployed overseas, both when engaged on traditional military operations and when undertaking tasks such as defence engagement. Such organizations can include other government departments, humanitarian organizations and private contractors, and may be local, British, other foreign or international in character. Some may work in close partnership with the British Army, some in parallel, and some may not wish, or be able to, have any contact. 


Event

NATO’s Role in the International Security Environment: Workshop One

Monday 24 March 2014 08:45 to 16:30 GMT

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

Tomas Valasek, Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of the Slovak Republic to NATO
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Xenia Dormandy, Project Director, US, Chatham House
James de Waal, Senior Fellow, International Security, Chatham House


Type: Fee-paying or special invitation events

The purpose of this event is to discuss what role NATO should play in the international security environment. Participants will discuss the principal security interests of the NATO member states, their priorities, and how these could shape NATO’s future role.

This event is part of the research project NATO: Charting the Way Forward

For more information, please contact Mr Rory Kinane


Event

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse?

Thursday 10 April 2014

Location

The British Institute in Eastern Africa Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya

Participants

Jason Mosley, Author; Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Discussant: Dr Cedric Barnes, Horn of Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group
Chair: Meredith Preston McGhie, Regional Director, Africa, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue


Type: Fee-paying or special invitation events

This event will launch the Chatham House Briefing Paper Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse? 


Event

Institutional Corruption? The Problem of the Revolving Door in American and British Politics

Tuesday 13 May 2014 08:45 to 10:00 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

Dr Mirko Draca, Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Warwick


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This meeting will see the launch of a Chatham House-CAGE briefing paper with title Institutional Corruption? The Problem of the Revolving Door in American and British Politics. The paper investigates the rise of special interest influence in the US and UK by examining evidence on lobbying, campaign contributions and the 'revolving door' between government and business.


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