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The Foreign Policy Centre holds events to engage the public in debates around key international affairs issues. These include seminars, conferences, keynote speeches and expert roundtables. The majority of events will take place in London but the FPC will work with partners to hold events in other UK Cities and internationally. To listen to recordings of previous events visit our Soundcloud page or click on past events. For general enquiries about our events, please email:

Upcoming Events

The Gulf States: An Aspired Future

We are pleased to confirm we are taking part in an all-day conference covering political reform, human rights and media freedom in the Gulf, alongside ALQST: Advocating for Human Rights, DIWAN LONDON, SALAM: For Democracy and Human Rights, Muwatin Media Network and Lancaster University. This event aims to identify some of the main challenges facing the region, from undemocratic governance to a lack of civic space and free press, highlighting ...

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Dr James Worrall, University of Leeds

Yahya Assiri, ALQST

Dr Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

Rhodri Davies, Writer & journalist

Adel Marzooq, Gulf House

Safa Al Ahmad, Filmmaker

Bill Law, The Gulf Matters

Juliet Wells, Temple Garden Chambers

Dr Marc Valeri,University of Exeter

Anwar Rasheed, Gulf Forum for Civil Society Organisations

Drewery Dyke, Rights Realization Centre

Dr Haifaa Khalafallah, Sinai Centre for Islamic Mediterranean Studies

Sheikha Aljasim, Kuwait University

Taif Al Khudary, LSE Middle East Center

Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International

Tara Reynor O’Grady, SALAM

Mohammed al-Fazari, Muwatin Media Network

Matthew Hedges, Durham University

Jawad Fairooz, SALAM

Josh Cooper, ALQST and SALAM

Sahar al-Faifi, Civil rights activist

Adam Hug, Foreign Policy Centre

November 16, 2019

The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, London W9 2AN

Please register for tickets on Eventbrite.

Coming to terms with Kosovo’s past: civil society, transitional justice and historical accounting

This Foreign Policy Centre seminar, in partnership with the University of Lancaster, will look at the role played by non-state actors and particularly journalists in re-establishing a shared historical record in post-conflict societies, with a particular focus on Kosovo. In a Kosovan context where state-sponsored initiatives for transitional justice may lack capacity and struggle to gain the confidence of all communities, this seminar will examine the vital role journalists and ...

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Baroness Helic, Board Member, Trust Fund for Victims, International Criminal Court

Professor James Sweeney, CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights, University of Lancaster

Dr Birte Julia Gippert, University of Liverpool

Chair: Stephen Gethins MP, Foreign Affairs Select Committee and Scottish National Party Foreign Affairs and Europe Spokesperson (TBC)


January 21, 2020

Room TBC, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA


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