Events

Upcoming events:

Talks and panel discussions are announced here, via email, on Facebook, and on Twitter throughout the academic year.


Past events: 

The South China Sea: Threats to the Rules Based Order – A talk held on 6 
December 2018.  


Bill Hayton - Associate Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, 
The Royal Institute of International Affairs and a journalist with BBC News. 

Professor Christopher R. Hughes (chair) - Professor of International Relations at 
the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Strategy and Denuclearization – A panel 
discussion held on 21 November 2018.   


Dr John Hemmings - Director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson 
Society (HJS) and an Adjunct Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and 
International Studies (CSIS). 

Cristina Varriale - Research Fellow with the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy 
programme at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). 

Dr James Hoare (chair) - Associate Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Programme at 
Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Japan's New Security Partnerships: Beyond the Security Alliance – A talk held 
on 13 November 2018.  


Professor Wilhelm Vosse - Professor of Political Science and International Relations 
and the Director of the Social Science Research Institute at the International 
Christian University (ICU). 

Dr Yuka Kobayashi (chair) - Assistant Professor in China and International Politics 
at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a 
Visiting Research Professor at Nankai University.
Iran After US-Decertification of the Nuclear Deal – A talk to be held on 22 
October 2018.


Dr Sanam Vakil - Senior Consulting Research Fellow at the Middle East North 
Africa (MENA) Programme at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International 
Affairs, a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the 
James Anderson professorial lecturer in the Middle East Studies department at the 
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe). 

Dr Jacob Parakilas (chair) - Deputy Head of the US and the Americas Programme 
at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
The Rohingya and the International Community: What Can Be Done? – A panel 
discussion held on 24 January 2018.


Dr Lee Jones - Reader in International Politics at Queen Mary, University of 
London.

Tun Khin - President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK).

Dr Champa Patel - Head of the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, The 
Royal Institute of International Affairs. 

Dr Maung Zarni - Human Rights activist and a Fellow at the Sleuk Rith Institute.

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri (chair) - Associate Professor of International Relations at 
the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and 
Associate Fellow of the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House, 
The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
The Trump Administration and Nuclear Policy – A talk held on 7 February 2017.


Dr Dan Plesch - Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy 
(CISD) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
The Downing of Flight MH17 – A talk held on 15 December 2016.


Eliot Higgins - Founder of Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Blog.
The New ‘Crime-Terror’ Nexus – A talk held on 23 November 2016.


Rajan Basra - Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of 
Radicalisation (ICSR) based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College 
London.
What Does the US Election Result Mean for the World?” – A panel discussion 
held on 14 November 2016.


Dr Mark Laffey - Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies, 
and Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Oriental and 
African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Margo Miller - Co-Chair of London for Hillary, founder of Vote From Abroad, 
former chair of Democrats Abroad UK and the National Finance Committee at 
Hillary for America.

Dr Jacob Parakilas - Deputy Head of the US and the Americas Programme at 
Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri (chair) - Associate Professor of International Relations at 
the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and 
Associate Fellow of the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House, 
The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Examining an Elephant: Globalisation and the Lower Middle Class – A talk held 
on 24 October 2016.


Adam Corlett - Senior Economic Analyst at the Resolution Foundation.
From a Human Rights Act to a Bill of Rights? –  A panel discussion held on 3 
March 2016.


Emily Barley - Chairman of Conservatives for Liberty.

Tom McNeil - Director of the Human Rights Act Campaign.

Paul O’Connell - Lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights at the School of 
Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Transitional Justice in Libya – A conference held on 22 January 2016.


Claudio Cordone - Director of Human Rights (Transitional Justice and Rule of 
Law Division) at the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.

Dr Mabruk Derbash - Professor at the University of Tripoli.

Magdalena Mughrabi - Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North 
Africa at Amnestry International.

Hanan Saleh - Senior Libya researcher in the Middle East and North Africa 
division at Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Elham Saudi - Co-founder and Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL).

Melinda Taylor - International Criminal Court (ICC).

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri (chair) - Associate Professor of International Relations at 
the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and 
Associate Fellow of the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House, 
The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Can Sweatshops Help the World’s Poorest? – A talk held on 18 January 2016. 


Dr Emily Skarbek - Lecturer in Political Economy at King’s College London.
Why We Need Much More Immigration – A talk held on 30 November 2015.


Sam Bowman - Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute (ASI).
The Iran Deal: An Assessment – A panel discussion held on 13 November 2015.


Dr Hassan Hakimian - Director of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI), based 
at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Timothy Stafford - Research Analyst with the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
programme at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
Going Green in the Global South – A panel discussion held on 14 April 2015.


Dr Harald Herbaum - Lecturer in Global Energy and Climate Policy at the Centre 
for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at the School of Oriental and 
African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Dr Helen Marquard - Executive Director of the SEED Initiative.

Tobias Webb - Founder of the Innovation Forum.
The End of Refugee Status – A panel discussion held on 9 March 2015.


Georgie Cole - Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), part of the 
department of International Development at the University of Oxford.

Dr Laura Hammond - Reader in Development Studies at the School of Oriental 
and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Trident: To Renew or Not Renew? – A panel discussion held on 25 February 2015.


Malcolm Chalmers - Deputy Director-General of the Royal United Services 
Institute (RUSI).

Tony Fenwick - Research Associate at the British American Security Information 
Council (BASIC).

Dr Dan Plesch - Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy 
(CISD) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Paul Schulte - Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies and 
Diplomacy (CISD) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University 
of London.

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