Archives: Events

Hidden crisis: uncovering transport poverty

This event hosted by UK think tank the Social Market Foundation explores the impact of transport poverty on British households. Recent analysis by the SMF found that transport costs are keeping 5 million people below the poverty line, with cars costing the median British household over £5,650 a year. Regions that are less well served by public...

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Modern diplomacy – in conversation with Baroness Catherine Ashton

At this event hosted by UK think tank the David Hume Institute Baroness Catherine Ashton will speak about her long career in international diplomacy. So much of modern-day diplomacy still takes place behind closed doors, away from cameras and prying eyes. So what does this vital role really look like in today’s world –and what...

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Understanding Scotland Economy Tracker – quarterly Insights

This event hosted by UK think tank the David Hume Institute will present the latest findings which track economic confidence and buying intentions over time. Join us to hear the latest results from the Understanding Scotland Economy Tracker (USET) - a quarterly survey of over 2000 people in Scotland. Mark Diffley, Director of the Diffley...

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School groups and the academy system: Where next?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Education Policy Institute launches the final report of their 'Effective School Groups' research project. The Education Policy Institute (EPI) is holding an event to launch the final report of our ‘Effective School Groups’ research project: ‘School Groups and the Academy System: Where next?’  This event is kindly supported...

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Mission-driven government: what does it really mean?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government explores what a mission-led government could look like – and where it is already happening.   Keir Starmer has pledged to lead a “mission-driven” government and to end “sticking plaster politics”, but what does this mean?   The Labour leader has described missions as...

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General election: What makes a good manifesto?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government explores the role played by manifestos during – and after – a general election campaign. With the general election less than a year away, the Conservatives, Labour and all other political parties are drawing up their manifestos. Scrutinised by the media and voters, manifestos can shape debate,...

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Unfreezing the Abraham Accords

This event hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society discusses a new transatlantic strategy for greater peace, stability and integration in the Middle East. In the wake of the appalling terrorist attack against Israel on October 7, there were widespread concerns that the US-led plan to stabilise the region through increased ties between...

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PR & communication agencies and kleptocracy

This event hosted by UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre will examine how reputation laundering can fit within the wider toolbox of kleptocracy. PR can be used constructively, encompassing, in the words of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations, the “planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between an...

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Niger’s coup and regional security implications

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will discuss recent developments in Niger and transnational conflict dynamics across the Sahel. Despite the fallout of the July 2023 military coup that deposed Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum and the imposition of sanctions by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Nigerien junta has...

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Understanding the role of armed actors across the Middle East

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will assess the power and motivations of different groups in the Middle East crisis. The Gaza war has not been contained to its borders and has spilled over in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Red Sea, fuelling fears of a wider conflict in the Middle...

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