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Foreign Fighters in Syria: A Threat at Home and Abroad?

Thursday 10 April 2014 13:00 to 14:00 BST



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Forthcoming Live Streamed Events

  • 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 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)

  • 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

Past Live Streamed Events

  • Thursday 10 April 2014 13:00 - 14:00

    Richard Barrett CMG OBE, Senior Vice President for Special Projects, The Soufan Group; Coordinator of the Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations (2004-12)
    Shiraz Maher, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Outreach, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, King's College London
    Raffaello Pantucci, Senior Reseach Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
    Chair: Clarissa Ward, Foreign Correspondent, CBS News

  • Monday 31 March 2014 17:00 - 18:00

    HE Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
    Chair: Alex Vines OBE, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House

  • Monday 31 March 2014 13:00 - 14:00
    Nigel Farage, Leader, UK Independence Party (UKIP)
    Dr Matthew Goodwin, Associate Fellow, Europe, Chatham House; Co-author, Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain
    Laura Sandys MP; Convenor, European Mainstream
    Joe Twyman, Director of Political Research, EMEA, YouGov
    Chair: Sarah Montague, Presenter, Today Programme, BBC
  • Thursday 13 March 2014 18:00 - 19:00

    Neil Buckley, Eastern Europe Editor, Financial Times
    John E Herbst, Director, Center for Complex Operations, National Defense University; US Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-06) (via video link)
    Rt Hon Sir Roderic Lyne, Deputy Chairman, Chatham House; British Ambassador to Russia (2000-04)
    Chair: James Nixey, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

  • Wednesday 12 March 2014 9:00 - 10:00

    Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australian Government
    Chair: Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Acting Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House

  • Wednesday 5 March 2014 18:00 - 19:00

    James Copnall, BBC Correspondent for Sudan and South Sudan (2009-12); Author, A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce
    Discussant: Dr Douglas H Johnson, Independent Scholar on Sudan and South Sudan
    Chair: Paul Murphy, Executive Director, Saferworld

  • Tuesday 4 March 2014 15:00 - 16:00

    Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission
    Chair: Nick Robinson, Political Editor, BBC

  • Thursday 27 February 2014 18:00 - 19:00

    Robert Brinkley CMG, Chairman, BEARR Trust; British Ambassador to Ukraine (2002-06)
    Orysia Lutsevych, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
    Olexiy Solohubenko, News and Deployments Editor, BBC Global News
    Chair: James Nixey, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

  • Tuesday 11 February 2014 13:00 - 14:00

    Hrair Balian, Director, Conflict Resolution Program, The Carter Center
    Dr Christopher Phillips, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
    Chair: Clarissa Ward, Foreign Correspondent, CBS News

  • Monday 10 February 2014 18:00 - 19:00
    Ranj Alaaldin, Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
    Zaid Al-Ali, Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA; Author, The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
    Chair: Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
  • Thursday 6 February 2014 9:00 - Friday 7 February 2014 17:00
  • Wednesday 5 February 2014 18:00 - 19:00

    Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the UK
    Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

  • Wednesday 22 January 2014 13:00 - 14:00
    Sir Richard Dalton, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; British Ambassador to Iran (2002-06)
    Professor Fawaz A Gerges, Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations, London School of Economics
    Sir Tom Phillips, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; British Ambassador to Israel (2006-10) and Saudi Arabia (2010-12)
    Chair: Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News correspondent
  • Tuesday 21 January 2014 18:00 - 19:00

    Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK
    Chair: Martha Kearney, Presenter, BBC

  • Wednesday 4 December 2013 12:00 - 13:00

    HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar
    Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

  • Tuesday 3 December 2013 13:00 - 14:00

    Senator Marco Rubio, US Senator, Florida
    Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

  • Thursday 28 November 2013 18:00 - 19:15

    Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights
    Jeremy Scahill, National Security Correspondent, The Nation; Author, Dirty Wars
    Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

  • Thursday 7 November 2013 18:30 - 19:45
    Under 35s Forum
    Wael Dabbous, Producer, Unreported World
    Pete Jones, Regional Programme Coordinator, West & Central Africa, Merlin
    Paul Melly, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House 
    Seyi Rhodes, Journalist and Presenter, Unreported World 
    Chair: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Presenter, Channel 4 News
  • Monday 28 October 2013 18:00 - 19:00

    Rt Hon Lord Heseltine, Deputy Prime Minister, UK (1995-97); Author, No Stone Unturned: In Pursuit of Growth
    Will Hutton, Principal, Hertford College, Oxford; Chair, The Big Innovation Centre, The Work Foundation
    Professor Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips Chair in Science & Technology Policy, University of Sussex; Author, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths (Anthem, 2013)
    Kathryn Parsons, Co-founder, Decoded
    Chair: Sir Richard Sykes, Chair, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Thursday 17 October 2013 18:00 - 19:00

    Kevin Bales, Co-Founder, Free the Slaves; Professor of Contemporary Slavery, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
    Andrew Forrest, Chairman, Walk Free
    Bharti Patel, CEO, ECPAT UK; Director, Svaraj, India (2005–11)
    Anthony Steen, Chairman, Human Trafficking Foundation
    Chair: Becky Anderson, Anchor, CNN

  • Wednesday 16 October 2013 18:00 - 19:15
    Leslie Knott, Producer, The Parable of Gulnaz
    Clementine Malpas, Director, The Parable of Gulnaz
    Jawed Nader, Director, British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG)
    Chair: Michael Keating, Senior Consulting Fellow, Chatham House
  • Friday 11 October 2013 16:30 - 17:30

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State (2009-13)
    Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

  • Wednesday 9 October 2013 10:00 - 11:00
    Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
    Chair: Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool
  • Tuesday 24 September 2013 18:00 - 19:00

    Thomas Kielinger OBE, London Correspondent, Die Welt
    David Marsh, Co-Founder, German-British Forum
    Dr Constanze Stelzenmueller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
    Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House

  • Friday 6 September 2013 13:00 - 14:00
    Professor John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University; Author, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them
    Professor Sir David Omand GCB, Visiting Professor, King's College London; Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Cabinet Office, UK (2002-05)
    Chair: Sophie Long, Presenter, BBC News Channel
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