The London Conference
The main hall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Agenda

The 2017 Chatham House London Conference will take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

In The Balance: A Future World (Dis)Order

World order is fundamentally changing. The Trump Presidency has left a vacuum in global leadership; developments in the Middle East are intensifying the struggle between Gulf states and Iran; Russia persists in reasserting its power while Europe remains preoccupied with its internal recovery; the North Korean threat has become thornier; and China seeks to balance its growing international ambitions and internal dilemmas. This is all taking place against a backdrop of accelerating technological advances and ever-expanding flows of information, bringing unprecedented change and uncertainty to how we work, compete and relate.

The 2017 Chatham House London Conference will focus on how world order is shifting under these pressures and how societies and leaders can best adapt. This is a vital moment to convene leading thinkers and actors from across the world to compare best practices and chart ways to work together to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

 

MONDAY 23 OCTOBER 2017 | ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL

0800 – 0850Registration and Refreshments
0850 – 0900

WELCOME FROM CHATHAM HOUSE
Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

0900 – 0930BRAIN STORM | WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND?
Nik Gowing, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College London 
0930 – 1015KEYNOTE | A VISION FOR GLOBAL BRITAIN
Senior UK Cabinet Minister
1015 – 1045Refreshments
1045 – 1145PLENARY SESSION ONE | AMERICA FIRST, AMERICA ALONE: THE END OF WORLD ORDER?
1145 – 1245PLENARY SESSION TWO | PEOPLE VS POLITICS: BUILDING AND BREAKING TRUST
1245 – 1345Lunch
1345 – 1500BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - ROUND ONE
Beyond Oil: New economies in the Middle East and North Africa
Hacking Elections: Politics and Cyber Security
Fear the Future? What's Next for International Trade
1500 – 1530Refreshments
1530 – 1645BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - ROUND TWO
New Business Models: Disruption and Opportunity
Agendas and Agency: Africa's Influence in an Uncertain International Order
Lessons from Latin America: Conflict and Co-existence
1645 - 1700Short Break
1700 – 1800

PLENARY SESSION THREE | HOW CAN STATES NAVIGATE THE GLOBAL DISRUPTION? TAKE-AWAYS FROM DAY ONE

1800Close of Day One
  

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017 | ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL

0815 - 0830Registration and Refreshments
0830 – 0945

OPEN ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (Each discussion will have limited space)

Table A | Why does Ukraine’s trajectory matter for Europe and the whole post-Soviet space?
Host: Orysia Lutsevych, Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

Table B | What are the challenges tomorrow’s leaders see themselves confronting, and what capacities do they need to address them?
Host: Andrew Swan, Assistant Head, Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, accompanied by Academy Fellows

Table C | Rethinking the state in the Middle East
Host: Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Table D | Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa
Host: Chris Vandome, Research Analyst, Africa Programme, Chatham House

0945 - 1000Convene in Hansom Hall

1000 – 1115

PLENARY SESSION FOUR | THE LIBERAL ECONOMIC ORDER: WILL THE CENTRE HOLD?

1115 – 1145Refreshments
1145 - 1245IN CONVERSATION WITH ARMANDO IANNUCCI
Armando Iannucci, Writer and Producer, The Thick of It, Veep, Saturday Night Armistice, The Day Today and The Death of Stalin
Chair: John Pienaar, Deputy Political Editor, BBC News
1245 - 1345Lunch
1345 – 1500PLENARY SESSION FIVE | ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ON FUTURE WORLD ORDER
1500 – 1530

CLOSING SESSION | LESSONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE
Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

1530End of Conference

 

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