Policy Exchange and British Future host Eric Pickles’s first major speech of 2013. He will review the lessons of the last year for how we find common ground in modern Britain, and set out the challenges ahead for strengthening our sense of shared citizenship in an increasingly diverse society.
Nations are competing over increasingly scarce commodities: oil, food and water. Shortages mean dizzying price rises. Meanwhile, China has embarked on one of the greatest commodity rushes in history. In Winner Take All Dambisa shows how this scramble for resources threatens world stability and discusses what action is needed for a just, balanced and peaceful global economy.
The aircrews of RAF Bomber Command will finally receive the recognition they deserve at the unveiling of the new Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park on 28 June 2012 by a member of the Royal Family. But what is the state of the historical debate on the effectiveness and morality of the air campaign over Europe during World War II? What are the legacies and lessons of that campaign for today’s air operations? And how do the debates of 1939-45 between air and ground commanders resonate today?
The Labour Party is conducting a fundamental and wide-ranging review of the future threats the UK and our allies face. Shadow Defence Minister, Jim Murphy, will set out Labour’s defence policy review that will take evidence from a wide range of figures from the defence and security community and will seek to set out a long term vision for UK defence policy.
General Martin E. Dempsey, delivers his first full scale address as Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. There will be a vote of thanks by General Sir David Richards KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of Defence Staff.
This event will examine four main public policy areas and the challenges facing the Coalition Government and the Labour Party: crime and justice, foreign policy, the state of the economy and public service reform
The recent political unrest in Egypt and Tunisia is a manifestation of what is amiss in the Arab world. The Arab Mind Bound deals with the propagation by a minority of Islam as a religion of violence, and the backward education system which has provoked political, economic and social problems, fortifying the existing Arab mindset.