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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
“Unpredictable? No!  Largely predictable world” Booking forms

Hosted by H.E. Dr. Alexander Yakovenko

DR. SERGEY KARAGANOV will argue that we live in a predictable world.


H.E. DR. SERGEY KARAGANOV, former Presidential Adviser to Mr Putin from 2001 - 2013, Dean of the School of World Economics and International Relations at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics,  and  Member of the OSCE High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security.

Date: Thursday, 16th May 2019, at 4.45 pm for 5 pm start.

Drinks 6 pm.
Carriages 7 pm.

Venue: Residence of the Russian Ambassador, 13 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QX.

RSVP : Lyn Prendergast: lynpaconf[at]

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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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