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The DSF's Co-founder, Lady Olga Maitland
Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.

Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security

Lessons Learnt From The Middle East Crisis
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As the Alliance grapples with Iraq and Syria, Lord Lothian will examine the mistakes of the past and the lessons learnt especially from the Chilcot report.

Lord Lothian, Chairman of Global Strategy Forum, former Shadow Foreign Affairs minister, Minister of State, Northern Ireland.

Responding: Mr Alastair Crooke, CMG. Founder Director, Conflicts Forum, Beirut, former Middle East Adviser to EU Foreign Policy Chief, Javier Solana and former EU Negotiator with Islamist movements.

Moderator: Dr Oliver Cornoch, Managing Editor, Oxford Business Group and a leading Arabist.

Date: Monday 17th October 2016

Venue: Naval and Military Club, 4 St James’s Square, London, SW1

Dress Code: Black tie.

Time: 7.30pm for 8pm.

Ticket Price: 80 per person.

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A DSF speaker. Lady Olga Maitland talking to delegates. A DSF speaker
Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley

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