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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

Can NATO Adapt To Changing Russian Threats?
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Speakers: Professor Christopher Coker, London School of Economics, Professor of International Relations.

Professor Coker is an acknowledged authority on Russian strategy, speaking at conferences all over the world for his understanding of the changing face of Russia.


Date: Thursday, 5th May 2016

Venue:  21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 0HX

Dress Code: Black tie.

Time: 7.30pm for 8pm.

Ticket Price: 65 per person.

Cheques to be made out to Defence and Security Forum and posted to 21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX.

Apply to Lady Olga Maitland at olga.maitland@virgin.net or tel. 0207 837 9212 or mobile 07778 917133.




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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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