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

The main hall 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 – 0830Registration and Refreshments
0830 – 0845

WELCOME
Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

0845 – 0915BRAIN STORM | WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND?
Nik Gowing, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College London 
0915 – 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 - GROUP 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 - GROUP 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
1700 – 1800PLENARY SESSION THREE | GLOBAL CITIES IN NATION-STATES: THE NEW URBAN-RURAL DIVIDE
  
  

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017 | ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL

0830 – 0945

1000 – 1115

OPEN BREAKFAST DISCUSSIONS

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

1115 – 1145Refreshments
1145 - 1245IN CONVERSATION WITH ARMANDO IANNUCCI
1245 - 1345Lunch
1345 – 1445KEYNOTE CONVERSATION | THE FUTURE OF WORLD ORDER: FOUR VIEWS
1445 – 1515BRAIN STORM | WORLD ORDER: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
Nik Gowing, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College London 
1515End of conference