FORTHCOMING EVENTS AT CHATHAM HOUSE, ST JAMES
Chatham House has been the home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs for nearly nine decades. Their mission is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all.
31 October 2017 | 18:00 - 19:00
Four years on from the start of Ukraine’s ‘Euromaidan’ protests and Russia’s subsequent annexation of Crimea, Ukraine continues to fight for its survival as an independent and viable state. Despite sealing a landmark association agreement with the European Union, avoiding succumbing to Russian military aggression, and delivering on policy reforms in a wide range of areas, Ukraine continues to face a number of challenges.
Drawing on findings from their recent report, panellists discuss prospects for Ukraine’s future and put forward suggestions for change among citizens, the economy and the political leadership. What are the prospects for Ukraine’s internal security and will the West continue to provide critical support to Ukraine? How can Ukraine best advance its integration into western structures? And what is the likelihood for sustainable economic and political reform and what are the dangers that current efforts will stall?
This event will be followed by a reception.
- James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
- Professor Kataryna Wolczuk, Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham
Chair: Orysia Lutsevych, Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
1 November 2017 | 13:00 to 14:00
The election in Germany on 24 September resulted in Angela Merkel securing a fourth term as chancellor but also saw her CDU party's worst electoral performance since 1949 and, for the first time in over half a century, six different parties occupying seats in the Bundestag. The result leaves difficult negotiations ahead for Merkel as she attempts to secure a workable coalition.
This event will analyse the potential consequences of these negotiations, which are occurring against a more complicated political backdrop. With the significant increase in popularity of the anti-immigration AfD, will mainstream political parties move right on immigration and social issues or will they close ranks and become more opposed to those who do not share their values, resulting in the increased polarization of German politics? Could the uncertainty caused by a weakened CDU and a drawn-out negotiation process weaken the German economy? And what longer-term impact might this election have on Germany’s political authority in Europe and on the global stage?
- Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor, The Economist
- Kristina Spohr, Associate Professor, Department of International History, LSE
- Martin Stabe, Data Journalist, Financial Times
Chair: Quentin Peel, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
1 November 2017 | 18:00 to 19:00
The president of Macedonia will outline the challenges his country and its neighbours face in regards to the European migrant crisis.
He will provide an insight into the mounting pressure the countries of southern Europe face politically, socially and economically as a result of such dramatic increases in migrant arrivals. He will offer his views on what are the necessary international responses to this ongoing crisis and what lessons can be learned from mistakes made at both a national and supranational level. What is the role of regional Balkans cooperation, the European Union, NATO and other international organizations in this context? And what are the economic, political and security implications of countries failing to act on this issue in a coordinated and unified way?
Speaker: Gjorge Ivanov, President, Republic of Macedonia
Chair: Sir Andrew Wood, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House; British Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1985-89)
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