Chatham House is pleased to announce the speaker line-up for its inaugural London Conference on Globalization and World Order, at Lancaster House on 3 June 2014.  

Taking place on the eve of the G7 summit, the London Conference is relevant and timely as world powers continue to struggle to respond to current events in Ukraine and Syria. Chatham House is bringing together 150 senior decision-makers from the worlds of policy, business, media and academia, for a dialogue on how to improve cooperation and overcome differences between governments. The conference will be geographically diverse, with a special focus on the emerging powers. Panels will feature active and former ministers, business leaders, directors of international organizations, and representatives of civil society from around the world.

Panel discussions will include:

  • How might the UN and the World Bank adapt to deal with global challenges such as climate change, nuclear proliferation and international trade?
  • Is the digital revolution breaking the hold of government and of traditional political parties over political power?
  • How can governments and companies best reduce competition over access to critical resources?
  • Is the rise of the middle class in the emerging economies the most significant global geo-economic shift of our time?
  • The London Conference will not just discuss the challenges that accompany the re-balancing of world order, but also ‘how’ and ‘by whom’ they should be addressed.

Speaker highlights

The Rt Hon William Hague MP, UK Foreign Secretary
Dr Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, Economist; Politician; Lawyer; Former Deputy Prime Minister, Egypt
John Kufuor, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change; Former President, Ghana
Kevin Rudd, Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government; Former Prime Minister, Australia Professor
Sospeter Muhongo, Minister of Energy and Minerals, United Republic of Tanzania; Nominated Member of Parliament, Tanzania
Marietje Schaake MEP, Member of the European Parliament, Dutch Democratic Party

Editor's notes: 

Journalists are asked to email pressoffice@chathamhouse.org if they wish to apply for press accreditation.   

All sessions at the conference will be held on the record.

The conference is sponsored by Accenture, Chevron, Rio Tinto and Bloomberg, and has the support of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.