Past eventJohn C Whitehead Lecture

The West and the World: A Question of Confidence

29 October 2007 - 17:30 to 18:30

Chatham House, London


Secretary James Baker III, Co-Chair, Iraq Study Group (2006)
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House



The challenges of the first half of the 21st century are daunting. Terrorism, climate change, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, and mass migrations of workers affect virtually everybody in a global economy that makes each of us more dependent on one another. In this uncertain time the speaker will argue that civil society groups in the United States, Great Britain and other Western countries should demonstrate the same brand of cooperation and forward-thinking action that allowed them to successfully tackle difficult problems in the past.