Past event


Annual Members' Conference

Chatham House, London


Dr Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme and Carrington Professor of International Security, Chatham House
Xenia Dormandy, Senior Fellow, US International Role, Chatham House
Charles Farr, Director-General, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, Home Office, UK(in principle)
Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Professor Max Taylor, Director, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews
Peter Taylor, BBC investigative reporter and Author of Talking to Terrorists
Chair: Professor Anatol Lieven, Department of War Studies, King's College London and Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation (Session 1)
Chair: David Gardner, International Affairs Editor, Financial Times (Session 2)


This conference will explore the future landscape of international terrorism and counter-terrorism ten years after 9/11, and in the light of Osama bin Laden's death. The discussion will evaluate to what extent the 'War on Terror' has been a distraction from more important developments in the Middle East. It will also consider what effect the Arab Spring will have on Western foreign policy and the challenge of al-Qaeda-inspired international terrorism.

Registration will be from 14:00. The conference will take place between 14:30 and 17:30, followed by an open reception.

This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Attendance to this event is free of charge and reserved for Members of Chatham House.