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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

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 A. Sweeney, Centre for International Law and Human Rights (CILHR), University of Lancaster

Dr Birte Julia Gippert, University of Liverpool

Dr Florian Qehaja, Chair of the Board, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies

Chair: Adam Hug, Director, The Foreign Policy Centre


January 21, 2020

Grimond Room, Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2JR

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Getting to the truth: Using open source data to defend human rights

From videos of rights violations, to satellite images of environmental degradation, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, human rights practitioners have access to more data today than ever before. Modern technology—and the enhanced access it provides to information about abuse—has the potential to revolutionise both human rights reporting, and documentation, as well as the pursuit of legal accountability. However, these new methods for information gathering and dissemination, have also ...

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Chris Bryant MP

Dr Alexa Koenig, Executive Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of California Berkeley

Sam Dubberley, Special Advisor to the Evidence Lab at Amnesty International

Dr Daragh Murray, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Essex

Further Speakers TBA

Chair: Anne Koch, Program Director at the Global Investigative Journalism Network

February 25, 2020

Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA


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