Past event

Invitation Only

Communication for Strategic Change: Principles, Practices and Prospects

Chatham House, London

International Security Department, European Security and Defence Forum


Professor Paul Cornish, University of Bath, former Head of International Security Programme
Julian Lindley-French, Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy, Netherlands Defence Academy; Associate Fellow, International Security Programme
Mark Sedwill, United Kingdom Ambassador to Afghanistan (2009-10)
Major General Nick Pope, Strategic Communications Officer for the Chief of Defence Staff
Chair: James Blitz, Defence and Diplomatic Editor, Financial Times


This event will mark the launch of a new report by Paul Cornish, Julian Lindley-French and Claire Yorke looking at 'strategic communications' and its evolving role as part of government policy. The discussion will look at the issues around this new concept, and its practical use in UK stabilisation operations, domestic counter-radicalisation strategies and challenges relating to cybersecurity.

The event will proceed with opening speeches followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.