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The Annual Members Conference: Democratic Futures

18 January 2013 - 8:45am to 1:00pm

Chatham House, London


Anna Diamantopoulou, European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs (1999-2004); Minister of Development (2012), Minister of Education (2009-2012), Greece
Peter Kellner, President, YouGov
Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Lord Liddle, Chair, Policy Network; Labour Spokesperson on Europe, House of Lords
Paul-Alexandre Martin, Front National, France
Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King's College London; Associate Fellow, Europe, Chatham House
Vladimir Milov, Chairman, Democratic Choice, Russia
Nadia Logab, Co-Founder, Algerian Network for Policy Development; Project Coordinator, Algerian Network of Youth and Students
Olexiy Solohubenko, News and Deployments Editor, Languages, BBC World Service
Chair: David Eades, Presenter, The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4; Anchor, BBC World News



At this conference, speakers will analyse global democratic trends and whether the meaning of 'democracy' is changing.

  • Is European democracy in crisis? To what extent have demands of financial markets undermined national democratic processes?
  • Will the growth of far right and far left populist parties in Europe have an impact on democracy?
  • What are the emerging models of democracy in the Middle East and North Africa and do they reflect a desire to be different from democracy in the West?
  • Is the initial popular enthusiasm for democracy falling away in the countries of the former Soviet Union and if so, what factors might be undermining it?

Registration and breakfast will be from 08:45. The conference will be from 09:15-13:00.

This conference is held in association with The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4.

LIVE STREAM: Part of this conference will be live streamed, for members only. The live stream will be available here from 09:15 to 11:15 GMT on Friday 18 January.