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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; Vice President of the Constitutional Committee of 50, 2014 Egyptian Constitution
    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
    Armand Sprecher MD MPH, Public Health Specialist, Médecins Sans Frontières
    Chair: Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College

  • 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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