Michaelmas 2011

1st Week: Dr Robert Johnson, Deputy Director, University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War; Departmental Lecturer in the History of War, Faculty of History The Afghan Way of War Tuesday, 11 October; 20:30-22:00 2nd Week: Mr Michael Crawford, Senior Global Advisor, Oxford Analytica The Arab Spring: Subjects and Citizens Tuesday, October 18;… Read More

Hilary 2014

1st Week: Brigadier General John Quintas, Senior US Defense Attaché in the UK US Perspective on the Interim Iran Nuclear Deal Tuesday, January 21; 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: Milo Jones, Co-founder and Managing Director of Insight Advisory Partners Intelligence, Strategic Surprise and the Problem of Cassandras Tuesday, January 28; 20:30 – 22:00 3rd Week:… Read More

Hilary 2013

1st Week No Event 2nd Week: Peter Bergen, Journalist, Director of National Security Studies at New America Foundation Title TBC Tuesday, January 22, 20:30-22:00 3rd Week: Dr. Thomas Rid, War Studies Department, King’s College London Deterrence Beyond the State Tuesday, January 29, 20:30-22:00 4th Week: General Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (NATO)… Read More

Hilary 2012

1st Week: Professor Walter Russell Mead, Editor-at-Large, The American Interest; James Clark Chase Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College American Century 2.0? Prospects for American Power Wednesday, January 18: 20:30-22:00 2nd Week: Colonel Paul Yingling, Professor of Security Studies; Deputy Director, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for… Read More

Hilary 2011

1st Week: Mr Paul Johnston, HM Ambassador to Stockholm (from Summer 2011) International Security: Challenges and Changes in 2011 Tuesday, January 18; 20:30-22:00 2nd Week: Professor Anthony King, Head of Sociology Department, University of Exeter From the Rhine to the Hindu Kush: The Transformation of Europe’s Armed Forces Tuesday, January 25; 20:30-22:00 3rd Week: Dr Steve Tsang,… Read More

Hilary 2010

    First Week Tuesday, 19 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College   Military Adaptation and the British in Helmand, 2006-2009 Professor Theo Farrell Professor of War in the Modern World Department of War Studies, King’s College London.   Second Week Tuesday, 26 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Basra:… Read More

Michaelmas 2009

First Week Tuesday, 13 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Spacepower: A Path to Peace, Prosperity, and Survival Col. M.V. ‘Coyote’ Smith, US Air Force Associate Director, Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the US Air Force Academy, and PhD student of strategic studies at the University of Reading. Former… Read More

Hilary 2009

First Week Tuesday, 20 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College No meeting this week.   Second Week Tuesday, 27 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College The Geopolitics of the Risk Age Professor Christopher Coker Department of International Relations, London School of Economics   Third Week Tuesday, 3 February, 8:30pm… Read More

Michaelmas 2008

First Week Tuesday, 14 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Osama bin Laden’s Jihad: Means and Ends Dr Alia Brahimi Research Associate in International Relations Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, Oxford   Second Week Tuesday, 21 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Security in the Persian… Read More

Hilary 2008

First Week Tuesday, 15 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College The impact of development and stabilization programmes on attitude change in the Afghanistan campaign Dr Stuart Gordon Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst   Second Week Tuesday, 22 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Africa’s growing strategic relevance Mr Alex Vines… Read More

Michaelmas 2007

First Week Tuesday, 9 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College New Challenges for Modern Warriors Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely, KCB MC Director, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom   Second Week Tuesday, 16 October, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College The Demands on a Modern Military: Lessons from Israel’s… Read More

Hilary 2007

First Week Tuesday, 16 January, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College After Iraq and Lebanon: Does War Work for the West? Professor Martin Shaw Professor of International Relations & Politics University of Sussex   Second Week Tuesday, 23 January, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Britain’s Counterinsurgency Experience in… Read More

Michaelmas 2006

First Week Tuesday, 10 October, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College The Future Strategic Context for Defence Rear Admiral C.J. Parry, CBE Director General – Development, Concepts, & Doctrine Ministry of Defence, Shrivenham   Second Week Tuesday, 17 October, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College The Iraq Crisis &… Read More

Hilary 2006

First Week                   Tuesday, 17 January, 8:30pm in the Old Library, All Souls College The Al Saud and the Future of Saudi Arabia Colonel (Ret) Brian Lees LVO OBE Senior Adviser, Capital Advisory Group, Riyadh; former British Defence Attaché in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (1975-1979); and author of The Al Saud, Ruling Family of Saudi Arabia… Read More

Michaelmas 2005

1st Week: Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO, Former British Permanent Representative to the UN (1987-90) The Need for International Rules Tuesday, October 11, 20:30-22:00 2nd Week: Speaker TBD 3rd Week: Major General (Retd) Jonathan Bailey CB MBE PhD, Director, Centre for Defence and International Security Studies Strategy and Campaigning: Ends, Ways, and Means Tuesday, October… Read More

Michaelmas 2010

1st Week: Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG, Chairman, Finmeccanica UK, Visiting Professor of History, Queen Mary, University of London, Former Permanent Under-Secretary of State, UK Ministry of Defence, Former Director, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) National Security Tuesday, October 12; 20:30-22:00 2nd Week: Ms Margaret Gilmore, Senior Research Fellow in Homeland Security, Royal United Services Institute,… Read More

Trinity 2007

First Week Tuesday, 24 April, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College The Navy is the principle casualty of the death of grand strategy in the UK and also the origin of its failure.  Commander Simon Reay Atkinson UK Defence Academy Senior Research Fellow and Asymmetric Campaign Cluster Director   Second Week Tuesday,… Read More

Trinity 2006

First Week Tuesday, 25 April, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Challenges of Government in West Africa HE Martin Ziguele Independent Consultant Former Prime Minister, Central African Republic   Second Week Tuesday, 2 May, 8:30 pm in the Old Library, All Souls College Torture: Why No Middle Way is Open Professor Henry… Read More

Trinity 2015

1st Week: AZAR GAT, Chair, Political Science Department, Tel Aviv University The Past and Future of War Monday April 27 | 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: NICK WITNEY, Former Chief Executive of the European Defense Agency Britain and the EU in a World Turned Upside-Down Tuesday May 5 | 20:30 – 22:00 3rd Week: ELIZABETH DIBBLE, Deputy Chief of Mission,… Read More

Hilary 2016

1st Week: RICHARD BARRETT CMG OBE, Former Head of the UN Monitoring Team concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban The Islamic State: Regional Problem or Global Threat? Thursday January 21 | 20:30 – 22:00 Location change: Blavatnik School of Government Lecture Theatre 2 2nd Week: ANDREA BERGER, Deputy Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy at RUSI Security Threats on the Korean Peninsula Thursday January… Read More

Michaelmas 2016

Michaelmas 2016 Term Card 1st Week: DR ELISABETH KENDALL Senior Research Fellow in Arabic, Pembroke College, Oxford Al-Qa’ida versus the Islamic State in Yemen Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 11 October 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND  Former Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee; former Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary  Putin’s Russia:… Read More

Michaelmas 2012

1st Week: Charles Crawford CMG, HM Ambassador to Poland 2003-7 Diplomacy in Real Life Tuesday, October 9; 20:30-22:00 2nd Week: Professor Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University Fragile Alliances: The Nuclear Balance and Alliance Credibility in the Asian Century Monday, October 15; 20:30-22:00 AND Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan, Senior Scholar at the Geneva… Read More

Michaelmas 2014

1st Week: Colonel ZULFIQAR ALI BHATTY, Army and Air Advisor, High Commission for Pakistan Pakistan’s Fight Against Terrorism: Myths and Realities Tuesday October 14 | 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: Ambassador STEPHEN EVANS, Assistant Secretary General for Operations, NATO NATO: Facing the Challenges of a New Era Wednesday October 22 | 20:30 – 22:00 3rd… Read More

Hilary 2015

1st Week: Sir RICHARD OTTAWAY, Chair, Foreign Relations Select Committee, House of Commons A World in Turmoil Wednesday January 21 | 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: ANATOLII SOLOVEI, Head of Political Section, Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom Supporting Ukraine: A Stronger and United Europe Tuesday January 27 | 20:30 – 22:00 3rd Week: Sir… Read More

Trinity 2014

1st Week: Professor Peter Trubowitz, LSE American Statecraft in an Era of Domestic Polarisation Tuesday, April 29; 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: Professor Nick Murray, US Army Command & General Staff College What’s Going On? The Current State of Professional Military Education in the United States Tuesday, May 6; 20:30 – 22:00 3rd Week: James… Read More

Michaelmas 2015

1st Week: JANE MARRIOTT OBE, Former UK Ambassador to Yemen Policy and Diplomacy: Dealing with the Security Crisis in Yemen Tuesday October 13 | 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: DR ANNETTE IDLER, Director of Studies, Oxford Changing Character of War Programme Complex Cooperation: Shifting Alliances Among Rebels, Paramilitaries, and Criminals Tuesday October 20 | 20:30 – 22:00 3rd… Read More

Trinity 2016

Trinity 2016 Term Card 1st Week: GEN. DIETER E. BAREIHS US Defense Attaché, Embassy London The Strategic and Political Value of Air Power Tuesday, 26 April 2016 | 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: MICHAEL CLARKE Former Director, Royal United Services Institute The UK in the Modern World: Are We Relevant or Just Fooling Ourselves? Tuesday, 3 May… Read More

Hilary 2017

Hilary 2017 Term Card 1st Week: SIR BERNARD HOGAN-HOWE Commissioner, London Metropolitan Police “Policing London: The Next Five Years” Old Library, All Souls College | Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | 20:30 – 22:00 2nd Week: TEDDY COLLINS Programme Manager, Google DeepMind “Artificial Intelligence and Global Strategy: Implications for Strategic Studies” Old Library, All Souls College… Read More