The Director’s Annual Lecture 2023

Bronwen Maddox looks ahead to the challenges of the year and sets out Chatham House’s recommendations for change.

Members event, Panel Recording
10 January 2023 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM
Chatham House and Online

A lecture and discussion on the year ahead in international relations with Bronwen Maddox, director and chief executive of Chatham House.

Although Russia’s war on Ukraine rightly dominated headlines in 2022, other challenges also grew, the climate became warmer, US/China competition intensified, deglobalization became a much-analysed theme, and the global economy suffered significant blows.

The UK has its third prime minister in less than one year as it grapples with its changing place in the world. And the world is still living in the shadow of COVID-19 and what the pandemic revealed about strengths and vulnerabilities, global inequity, and North/South divides.

This event examines how the forces that shaped 2022 may manifest in 2023, and what that means for progress in international relations:

  • What will progress look like on the climate agenda?

  • How will the new US Congress reposition America’s role in the world?

  • What does the North/South divergence on Russia’s war in Ukraine tell us about shared values and prospects for working together?

  • After a turbulent year, how will the UK recover its standing in Europe and beyond?

Become an individual member

Individual membership provides you with the complete Chatham House experience, connecting you with a unique global policy community.

Find out more Auto insert on member events