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Members Events

The Members Events team run events specifically for members. These events provide a forum where world leaders, policy-makers and opinion formers can be heard and their views discussed in an impartial environment. The programme of meetings aims to cover current issues in international affairs as they arise and develop.

Members events also include Annual Lectures (including the Whitehead Lecture, Dillon Lecture and Martin Wight Memorial Lecture).

Members' events Members events are colour-coded green on the main calendar of events.



  • Members event Members event - advance registration of members and their guests required for all events and will not be acknowledged unless otherwise stated.
  • Monday 28 April 2014 13:00 - 14:00

    Rime Allaf, Advisor to the President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces
    Chair: Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Chatham House

  • Monday 28 April 2014 18:00 - 19:00
    Professor Anatol Lieven, Chair, International Relations, King's College London; Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
    Alissa Johannsen-Rubin, Paris Bureau Chief, New York Times; Bureau Chief in Iraq and Afghanistan (2009-13)
    Saad Mohseni, Chairman, MOBY Group
    Thomas Ruttig, Co-Director and Co-Founder, Afghanistan Analysts Network
    Chair: Michael Keating, Senior Consulting Fellow, Chatham House
  • Tuesday 29 April 2014 13:00 - 14:00

    Khalid Abdalla, British-Egyptian Actor, Producer and Activist
    David Butter, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
    Mona Zulficar, Founding Partner and Chair, Executive Committee, Zulficar & Partners
    Chair: Jeremy Bowen, Middle East Editor, BBC

  • Tuesday 29 April 2014 18:30 - 19:30
    Under 35s Forum
    Yasmin Green, Head of Strategy and Operations, Google Ideas
    Chair: Geoff White, Technology Producer, Channel 4 News
  • Tuesday 6 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00
    HE Otto Pérez Molina, President of Guatemala
    Chair: Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Associate Fellow, Americas Programme, Chatham House
  • Tuesday 6 May 2014 18:00 - 19:00

    Dr Osman Dar, Consultant in Public Health Strategy, Public Health England
    Professor David L Heymann, CBE, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
    Richard Smith, Professor of Health System Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines
    Chair: Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Wednesday 7 May 2014 18:00 - 19:00
    The C Douglas Dillon Lecture

    G John Ikenberry, Albert G Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Eastman Professor, Balliol College, Oxford
    Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

  • Thursday 15 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00

    Sir Mark Lyall Grant, UK Permanent Representative to the UN
    Chair: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, UK Permanent Representative to the UN (1990-95)

  • Thursday 15 May 2014 18:00 - 19:00
    David Aaronovitch, Columnist, The Times
    Professor Anne Deighton, Professor of European International Politics, University of Oxford
    Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
    Professor David Stevenson, Professor of International History, London School of Economics
    Chair: Julian Drinkall, President & CEO, Cengage Learning EMEA & India
  • Monday 19 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30

    Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor and Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, MIT
    Chair: Stephen Sackur, Presenter, HARDtalk, BBC News

  • Tuesday 20 May 2014 18:30 - 19:30
    Under 35s Forum
    Yavuz Baydar, Columnist, Today's Zaman; Co-Founder, P24, Platform for Independent Journalism; Recipient, Special Award of the European Press Prize 
    Kirsty Hughes, Writer; Chief Executive, Index on Censorship (2012-14)
    Further speakers TBC
  • Wednesday 28 May 2014 18:00 - 19:00

    Professor Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
    Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate, Carnegie Middle East Centre 
    Further speakers TBC

  • Friday 30 May 2014 13:00 - 14:00

    John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist; Author, Unhappy Union
    Stephen Pickford, Senior Research Fellow, International Economics, Chatham House
    Further speakers TBC

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