Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Understanding, Identifying and Measuring Risk

Chatham House, London

International Security Department, UK Defence

Event documents

Rapporteur Report: The Security and Defence of the United Kingdom Meeting No 2: Understanding, Identifying and Measuring Risk
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Overview

Having been rescheduled due to the General Election period, this event has been redesigned to look in more depth at the concept of risk as a strategic challenge. With a new National Security Council recently established to oversee all aspects of Britain's security this event will discuss how a risk based approach might be used by policy-makers and identify the key dimensions of such an approach.

This event will look at identifying and cataloguing the manifold risks within the current security landscape; including conventional threats, natural disasters and emerging threats such as cyber attacks. It will ask to what extent can risks be foreseen and how should they be monitored. It will then develop these ideas to examine the ways in which risk can best be managed in a time of fiscal constraint.

Chatham House and Ernst & Young are uniquely positioned to present an independent view of the parameters of security and defence policy-making in the UK. The series will draw upon expert opinion and analysis in order to identify key ideas with which to inform the national debate.

Attendance is by invitation only.