This collection of papers has been prepared as an accompaniment to the 2015 London Conference. Written by members of Chatham House’s in-house research teams, these papers are designed to help participants isolate the main topics and explore the themes to be discussed in each conference session.

SESSION ONE | THE SEARCH FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
Challenges to the Rules-Based International Order

SESSION TWO | NATIONAL POLITICS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Overcoming the Risks and Contradictions of Globalization 

SESSION THREE | POLICY-MAKING IN A FRAGMENTED WORLD
Thinking Beyond the State

SESSION FOUR | SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: DECOUPLING GROWTH FROM RESOURCE USE
The Challenges of Resource Price Volatility, Investment and Disruptive Change 

SESSION FIVE | COMMON INTERESTS, COMMON SOLUTIONS
The Elusive Consensus in International Affairs