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The Keele World Affairs Collection - Video Meetings

There are videos of over 150 meetings in descending date order to 2012. In a few cases either the introductory talk or the main Q & A with members has been omitted by agreement with the speaker. Otherwise, the recordings are an unedited version of the occasion.

21 March 2024

"The Enigma of North Korea and its Geopolitics"

Alastair Morgan CMG
former British Ambassador to North Korea,
Senior Research Fellow, King's College London

Photo: Micha Brändli on Unsplash

14 March 2024

"Ukraine's Future: Strategies, Resources and Political Will"

Shashank Joshi
Defence Editor, The Economist

Photo: Marjan Blan on Unsplash

7 March 2024

"What Chance for Broadcasters in a Digital World?"

Roger Mosey
Master, Selwyn College, Cambridge,
former head of BBC TV News

Photo: Nicolas J Leclercq on Unsplash

22 February 2024

"How Africa Will Reshape Our World"

David Pilling
Africa Editor, Financial Times

Photo: James Wiseman on Unsplash

15 February 2024

"Race For the White House 2024:
Presidents Biden, Trump & Their Parties"

Dr. Jon Herbert
Keele University

Photo: Clay Banks on Unsplash

08 February 2024

"Is Authoritarianism Winning?"

Professor David Runciman FBA
Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS),
University of Cambridge

Photo: Element5 Digital on Unsplash

01 February 2024

"Tipping Points of Our Living Planet"

Professor Tim Lenton
Global Systems Institute,
University of Exeter

Photo: Angela Benito on Unsplash

25 January 2024

"The Future of Pharmaceuticals in a Fractured World"

Dr Rory Horner
Global Development Institute,
University of Manchester

Photo: Myriam Zilles on Unsplash

18 January 2024

"The Art of Survival: Southern Europe's
Messy Politics and Resilient Society"

Professor Jonathan Hopkin
Professor of Comparative Politics,
London School of Economics and Political Science

Photo: Büşra Salkim on Unsplash

7 December 2023

"What Future for the Polar Regions?
Geopolitics, Resources and Climate"

Professor Klaus Dodds
Executive Dean, School of Life Sciences and Environment
Royal Holloway University of London

Photo: Roxanne Desgagnès on Unsplash

30 November 2023

"Generations - Does When You are Born Shape Who You Are?"

Professor Bobby Duffy
Director of the Policy Institute
King's College London

Photo: Markus Winkler on Unsplash

23 November 2023

"Where Next on Immigration?"

The Honourable Stephen Kinnock MP
Shadow Minister for Immigration
House of Commons

Photo: Daniel Schludi on Unsplash

16 November 2023

"Canada in a Turbulent World"

The Honourable Ralph Goodale PC
High Commissioner for Canada in the UK

Photo: Sebastiaan Stam on Unsplash

9 November 2023

"Nomad Century"

Gaia Vince
Hon Snr Research Fellow,
UCL Geography

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
Defence Secretary

Photo: Robert Bye on Unsplash

26 October 2023

"Power and Human Rights in a Changing World"

Jasmine Ahmed
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
Astronomer Royal
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
Former Director-General,
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"

Adam Boulton
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?"

Torsten Bell
Chief Executive,
Resolution Foundation

Photo: Ming Jun Tan on Unsplash

26 January 2023

"What Can We Learn From Japan"

Bill Emmott
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

"Population Matters"

Robin Maynard
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,
Lancaster University

Photo: Markus Spiske on Unsplash

27 October 2022

"The Current Geopolitics of the Middle East"

Michael Stephens

Photo: Sulthan Auliya on Unsplash

20 October 2022

"Putin: Implications for Future Conduct of War"

Professor Paul Rogers
Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies,
Bradford University

Photo: Marek Studzinski on Unsplash

13 October 2022

"Miracle and Disaster: How to Create a National Food Strategy for the UK"

Henry Dimbleby
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

Photo: UN

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"

Bill Emmott
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,
Brookings Institution

Photo: LHOON

27 January 2022

"What Future for Syria?

Chris Doyle
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"

Jonathan Powell
Chief Executive and Founder, Inter Mediate,
diplomat, former Chief of Staff, Blair government

Photo: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/Guardian

18 November 2021

"Africa’s Future:
Its Politics and the Impact of Religion"

Professor Stephen Chan OBE
Professor of World Politics,
SOAS, University of London

11 November 2021

"Climate Action:
The Law, Politics and COP26"

Karla Hill
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
former Under-Secretary-General
for Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations

Photo: Mathias P.R. Reding on Unsplash

Raoul Ruparel Prof Linda Yueh Daniel Hannan Sir Nigel Sheinwald Micael Bradshaw Prof Jon Vogler Richard Tiffin Ed Mayo Kevin Watkins Lord David Willets Tariq Ali Peter Hitchens Bill Emmott Shami Chakribati Sally Greengross Danny Dorling Lord Peter Hennessy Lord Owen Prof Paul Preston Steve Richards Dr Eugene Rogan Lord Finkelstein Michael Levi Joe Twyman Michael Clarke Ian Cobain David Molyneux Jonathon Hopkin Paul Rogers Jonathon Porritt Tony Brenton Tony Badger Barbara Stocking Tristram Hunt Lord Macdonald QC lecture Shirley Williams Susan Greenfield Video Lecture Robert Winston Will Hutton Stephen White Michael Aaronson Martin Rees