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Global Britons: Understanding the unique British communities in Brussels and Washington DC

This report focuses on two unusual but strategically important British communities overseas.

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Retreating Rights: Examining the pressure on human rights in Kyrgyzstan

Part of the ‘Retreating Rights’ publication series.


Partnerships for the future of UK Foreign Policy

Part of the ‘Finding Britain’s role in a changing world’ publication series.

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Shrinking space for civil society

Across the world independent civil society is coming under growing pressure from governments made uncomfortable by their work.

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Retreating Rights: Examining the pressure on human rights in Tajikistan

This event examining the human rights situation in Tajikistan comes after a challenging year, with COVID-19 testing the capacity and credibility of Tajikistan’s government, conflict flaring over its border with Kyrgyzstan and concern over repression of critics at home and abroad. The challenges of the last year have compounded an already difficult situation where freedoms have been increasingly restricted and human rights undermined.   This event will launch a new ...

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Dr Edward Lemon, Research Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service and Founder of the Oxus Society

Shoira Olimova, Community organiser and activist, International Accountability Project

Dr Parviz Mullojanov, Visiting researcher, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences – EHESS (Paris)

Dilbar Turakhanova, Independent consultant focused on gender equality issues

Chair: Adam Hug, Director, the Foreign Policy Centre

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May 17, 2021
2:00pm-3:30pm (BST)

The event will take place on Zoom.

Can the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games help UK’s post-Brexit sport diplomacy get out of the starting blocks?

In summer 2022, Birmingham will be hosting the Commonwealth Games, the UK’s first ‘sport mega event’ in this post-Brexit landscape. The 2012 Olympics presented a clear positive vision of the UK as a young, dynamic and diverse country, as well as showcasing the UK’s longer term vision of its future with sustainability and legacy being a core part of the message. The 2022 Commonwealth Games present a similar opportunity to ...

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Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for Sport

Neale Coleman CBE, Senior Advisor on London 2012

Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future

Dr Daniel Fitzpatrick, Lecturer at Aston Centre for Europe

Please RSVP for this event here.

May 18, 2021
5:00pm-6:30pm (BST)

The event will take place on Zoom.

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