The Keele World Affairs Collection - Video Meetings
There are videos of over 150 meetings in descending date order to 2012. Most videos show the lecture and the subsequent Q & A session when members quiz the speaker.
In a few cases the entire Q & A has been omitted by agreement with the speaker. Otherwise, the recordings are an unedited version of the occasion.
9 November 2023
Hon Snr Research Fellow,
Photo: GeoJango Maps on Unsplash
2 November 2023
"Israel and the Palestinians: Today and Tomorrow?"
Rt. Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG KC
Former Foreign Secretary and
Photo: Robert Bye on Unsplash
26 October 2023
"Power and Human Rights in a Changing World"
Director, United Kingdom,
Human Rights Watch
Photo: Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash
19 October 2023
"Why is Britain One of Only Four Western
Democracies with No Written Constitution?"
Baroness Brenda Hale DBE FBA
former President, Supreme Court
of the United Kingdom
Photo: Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash
12 October 2023
"If Science Is to Save Us"
Professor Lord Martin Rees OM FRS
and former President Royal Society
Photo: Hans Reniers on Unsplash
5 October 2023
"The US and Britain in the 21st Century:
"Is the Relationship Still 'Special'?"
Sir Peter Westmacott GCMG LVO
Former British Ambassador
to the US and Turkey
Photo: Nicolas Raymond on flickr
23 March 2023
"The New Global Politics of the 2020s"
Professor Michael Clarke
Royal United Services Institute
Photo: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash
16 March 2023
"The Blue Commons: Combating Rentier Capitalism in the Sea"
Professor Guy Standing
Professorial Research Associate,
SOAS University of London
Photo: Max Bohme on Unsplash
2 March 2023
"Governments and the Media"
Former Political Editor Sky News,
Sunday Times Political Columnist
Photo: Sam McGhee on Unsplash
23 February 2023
"Regenerative Agriculture: A Global Solution"
Professor Dame Henrietta Moore
Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity,
Photo: Randy Fath on Unsplash
16 February 2023
"Global Finance in a Divided World"
Professor David Marsh CBE
Chairman OMFIF Visiting Prof,
King's College London & Sheffield University
Photo: Christine Roy on Unsplash
9 February 2023
"What Should We Do About the Irish Border?"
Professor Katy Hayward
Professor of Political Psychology,
Queen's University Belfast
Photo: Andrei Carina on Unsplash
2 February 2023
"Who does 21st Century Britain work for?"
Photo: Ming Jun Tan on Unsplash
26 January 2023
"What Can We Learn From Japan"
Chairman Japan Society of the UK,
former editor-in-chief, The Economist
Photo: Hoang Dang on Unsplash
19 January 2023
"The Geopolitics of Xi's China"
Professor Rana Mitter
Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
Photo: Christian Lue on Unsplash
8 December 2022
CEO, Population Matters
Photo: Luke Michael on Unsplash
1 December 2022
"Water Wars: Should We Build More Dams?"
Professor David Hulme
Director Global Development Institute,
Professor of Development Studies,
University of Manchester
Photo: Alex Bagirov on Unsplash
24 November 2022
"Human: Solving the Global Workforce Crisis in Healthcare?"
Dr Mark Britnell
Vice-chairman, KPMG in the UK
Photo: Hush Naidoo Jade Photography
17 November 2022
"The Disunited Kingdom: Devolution or Dissolution?"
Professor Nicola McEwen
Professor of Territorial Politics,
University of Edinburgh
Photo: Michal Matlon on Unsplash
10 November 2022
"State Capture: A World View"
Professor Elizabeth David-Barrett
Professor of Governance and Integrity,
University of Sussex
Photo: Ibrahim Rifath on Unsplash
3 November 2022
"There is No Planet B/The Carbon Footprint of Everything"
Professor Mike Berners-Lee
Founder of Small World Consulting,
Photo: Markus Spiske on Unsplash
27 October 2022
"The Current Geopolitics of the Middle East"
Photo: Sulthan Auliya on Unsplash
20 October 2022
"Putin: Implications for Future Conduct of War"
Professor Paul Rogers
Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies,
Photo: Marek Studzinski on Unsplash
13 October 2022
"Miracle and Disaster: How to Create a National Food Strategy for the UK"
Director, National Food Strategy,
Photo: Markus Spiske on Unsplash
6 October 2022
"The Authority Gap: Removing Gender Bias for a Better World"
Mary Ann Sieghart
Journalist & Visiting Professor,
King's College London
Photo: Dainis Graveris on Unsplash
24 March 2022
"Whither Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’?
A Personal Journey from South Africa’s Past to Future"
Lord Peter Hain
Labour Peer and former Minister
17 March 2022
"Countering Extremism in the 21st Century:
Challenges and New Approaches"
Dame Sara Khan DBE
Co-founder & Director, Inspire
10 March 2022
"The Future of Work"
Professor Lynda Gratton
Professor of Management Practice,
London Business School
3 March 2022
"Putin's War: The Future of Geopolitics"
Chair, International Institute for
Strategic Studies and Japan Society of the UK
24 February 2022
"Can China Become an 'Ecological Civilisation'?"
Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding
Director of International Governance
and Public Policy, Keele University
17 February 2022
"Global Corruption: For Better or Worse?"
Daniel Bruce, Chief Executive,
Transparency International UK
Photo: Africa Times
10 February 2022
"Life Outside the EU: Britain's New Politics?"
Professor Anand Menon
Director, UK in a Changing Europe,
King's College London
3 February 2022
"There Is Nothing for You Here:
Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century"
Dr Fiona Hill
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow,
27 January 2022
"What Future for Syria?
Director, Council for the Advancement
of Arab-British Understanding
20 January 2022
"How Should the House of Lords be Reformed?
Professor Meg Russell FBA
Director, Constitution Unit,
Department of Political Science,
University College London
Photo: "Passing of House of Lords Act 1999" by UK Parliament
9 December 2021
"The Nature of Leadership:
Why and When It Matters"
Professor Margaret MacMillan
Professor of History, University of Toronto,
Emeritus Professor of International History, Oxford
2 December 2021
"How Can Britain Defend Itself in the 21st Century?"
General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE
Former Commander Joint Forces Command,
UK Armed Forces
25 November 2021
"Why We Should Talk to Terrorists"
Chief Executive and Founder, Inter Mediate,
diplomat, former Chief of Staff, Blair government
Photo: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/Guardian
18 November 2021
Its Politics and the Impact of Religion"
Professor Stephen Chan OBE
Professor of World Politics,
SOAS, University of London
11 November 2021
The Law, Politics and COP26"
Associate Director, E3G
4 November 2021
"Statecraft and Diplomacy:
Coping with the 21st Century"
Lord Simon McDonald
former Head of the Diplomatic Service
Photo: Foreign Office
28 October 2021
"The World According to Xi Jinping"
Professor Kerry Brown
Director, Lau China Institute,
King’s College London
21 October 2021
"Science, Innovation and Society:
What Must We Learn from
the COVID-19 Pandemic?"
Sir Jeremy Farrar OBE FRS
Director, Wellcome Trust
Photo: johnvoo_photographer, openverse
14 October 2021
Innovations to Change the World"
Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE
Director, Cambridge Zero,
University of Cambridge
7 October 2021
"What is Britain's Future Role
in International Organisations?"
Rt. Hon Sir Stephen O'Brien KBE
for Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations
Photo: Mathias P.R. Reding on Unsplash