The 2016 London Conference focused on how borders are being adapted, redefined and broken down, and evaluated how to craft common responses and design – or redesign – the institutions that will shape and manage the borders of the future.
Watch highlights from the 2016 London Conference above. Video and reports for each of the keynote and plenary sessions are available at the links below.
The World Today at the London Conference
What Will the World Look Like in 2030? - August 2016
In this podcast, the World Today team ask delegates at the London Conference for their hopes and concerns about about the world in 2030.
Global Crises Are Met by Perplexity - August/September 2016
Andrei Soldatov reports from the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, where he found that the people who were supposed to know all the answers felt an acute sense of insecurity.
From disputes over China’s ‘nine-dash line’ in the South China Sea to calls to scrap the EU’s Schengen agreement to the chaos in the Middle East, physical borders between states are once again in flux. At the same time, while new trade agreements and investment vehicles are opening markets and breaking down regulatory borders, they are potentially creating new regional divisions. At an individual level, mistrust and violence at the frontiers between religions, ethnicities and nationalities are fuelling conflict.
Even as states and societies grapple with these new and old divisions, they are confronted by a plethora of global challenges that transcend borders, such as epidemics, climate change and the regulation of the internet.
THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2016 | ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL
|0745-0830||Registration and Refreshments|
|0845-0915||BRAINSTORM | WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND?|
|0915-0945||KEYNOTE SPEECH: RT HON PHILIP HAMMOND MP|
|0945-1045||PLENARY SESSION ONE | CAN THE MIDDLE EAST STEM THE CHAOS?|
|1115-1215||KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | IMMIGRATION MAGNET: HOW SHOULD EUROPE BALANCE NEED, VALUES AND SECURITY?|
|1215-1315||PLENARY SESSION TWO | WILL GEO-ECONOMICS TRUMP GEO-POLITICS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC?|
|1415-1530||BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP 1|
Encryption: The Frontline Between Privacy and Security
Unlocking African Growth: Overcoming Barriers to Integration and Infrastructure Development
Healthcare for All: From Aspiration to Implementation
|1600-1715||BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP 2|
The Law as Lever: Extraterritorial Offence and Defence
Is Religion Relevant in International Affairs?
Battle for the Grid: Coal, Gas and Renewables after Paris
|1730-1830||KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | LOSING CONFIDENCE IN GLOBALIZATION|
|1930-2230||CONFERENCE DINNER WITH BASSEM YOUSSEF|
FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016 | ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL
|0900-0915||WELCOME BACK: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? WHAT HAVE WE MISSED?|
|0915-0940||KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | PUSHING FOR PEACE: LESSONS FROM AFGHANISTAN|
|0940-1040||PLENARY SESSION THREE | PUSHING FOR PEACE: LESSONS ACROSS BORDERS|
|1100-1150||KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | GLOBALIZATION UNDER THREAT: LESSONS FROM THE BOARD ROOM|
|1150-1250||PLENARY SESSION FOUR | CHAMPIONS AND CHALLENGERS: WHERE DOES THE GLOBAL ECONOMY GO FROM HERE?|
|1250-1310||BRAINSTORM | BREAKING AND IMPOSING BORDERS: HOW WORRIED ARE YOU?|
|1310-1400||Lunch and close of conference|