International Security Institutions: A Closer Look

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13 November 2018 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM
Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE

Evolving types of warfare have increased the challenges to the development of effective international security strategies.

From increasing disinformation efforts to the re-emergence of great power competition, policymakers are dealing with an increasingly complex security environment.

Drawing from Kathleen McInnis’ recently published novel, The Heart of War: Misadventures in the Pentagon, the speakers discuss the many strategic challenges currently faced by the international security apparatus.

How effectively are security institutions dealing with these challenges? Do the people within bureaucracies feel empowered to formulate and advance national security policies?

And are the experiences of women in these bureaucracies different to those of men, and if so, how?


Katherine Dixon, Director, Defence and Security, Transparency International (2015-18)

Dr Kathleen J. McInnis, Author, The Heart of War: Misadventures in the Pentagon; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council US; Specialist, International Security, Congressional Research Service

Dr Heather Williams, Lecturer in Defence Studies, Kings College London

Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

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