Chatham House provides a unique forum in the heart of London where world leaders, policy-makers and opinion-formers can be heard and their views discussed in an impartial environment.


Each year, Chatham House hosts around 100 members events, 200 research workshops, seminars and briefings, and 20 one- or two-day conferences as well as numerous private roundtable discussions. The vast majority of events are held on-the-record, and Chatham House releases video, audio and transcripts or meeting summaries from most members events and many research events. Conferences and select events are held under the Chatham House Rule.

Members Events

The Members Events team organizes around 100 events per year exclusively for Chatham House members. These include major policy speeches from heads of government, discussions with senior officials and notable personalities in international affairs, and panel discussions with experts on a range of topics. These include a number of special Annual Lectures and the Screening Room series.

Screening Room

The Screening Room series brings cutting edge film and TV to Chatham House and gives members the chance to put their questions to the filmmakers. Documentaries are shown in full, followed by a short Q&A session with the filmmakers. Guests are then invited to join the panel and Chatham House staff for an informal reception to continue the discussion.

Corporate Events

Chatham House holds a wide range of events for its Corporate Members on political, economic and social issues deemed important to businesses working in an international context. Many of our events provide the chance for members to network with their peers.

The Corporate Leaders series is an opportunity for CEOs and chairmen from our Partners and Major Corporate Members to address our members. Nominees Breakfast Briefings, open to all nominees from our Major Corporate Members, feature Chatham House research programme staff and associate fellows who share and discuss their findings on regional or thematic issues. The monthly Director's Breakfast Briefings, open to senior executives from our Partners and Major Corporate Members and chaired by our director, Dr Robin Niblett, offer intimate roundtable discussion with high-level speakers.

Corporate Members can also access the full range of Members Events.

Research Events

The Institute’s research departments and programmes also hold many events throughout the course of the year with policy-makers and experts in their areas. Many of these events are open to interested members of the public, who can register their interest to attend. Others are private roundtables that are attended by invitation only.


Chatham House hosts one- and two-day conferences on key global issues that feature a steady stream of high-profile speakers and exclusive insights. Conferences are open to the public and subject to a registration fee. Panels are held under the Chatham House Rule.

Special Events

Chatham House also organizes other unique events throughout the year, including the annual Chatham House Prize awards dinner and the London Conference.


Chatham House reserves the right to restrict access to any of its meetings without notice or explanation.