2009

Diary Dates 2009

Events in May and June 2009

MTI Pre-Conference Dinner - International Remittances and Payments - 6th April 2009

Embracing the Challenge: Understanding the Global Dynamics -  6th-7th April 2009

Afghanistan: Is the NATO Mission doomed? 9th March 2009

President Barack Obama - A close view - 25th February 2009

Gaza: a pawn in the new ‘great game

2008

25th Anniversary Dinner of Families for Defence - 17th July 2008 (PDF and Word formats)

The Olympics and the economy: Is China a country you can really do business with? 2nd July 2008

Dubai and Abu Dhabi the Gulf’s leading financial centres or have they reached their limit? June 2008

25th Anniversary Of Founding Of Families For Defence - June 2008

Diary Dates Update - April 2008

Spring diary dates

2007

Thursday 8th February 2007

JULIET BARKER,  AWARD WINNING  AUTHOR

“AGINCOURT, THE KING, THE CAMPAIGN, THE BATTLE”.  Henry V and his ‘band of brothers’

Wednesday 28th February  2007

H.E. THE QATAR AMBASSADOR, MR KHALID AL-MANSOURI

Natural gas and oil is powering Qatar’s economic boom both in energy elbowing aside its neighbours and in a diversified economy with tax holidays of up to 12 years. His Excellency talks about why Qatar has become a top investment destination.

Thursday 8th March 2007

WHAT CHANCE IS THERE FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

What is the pathway out of conflict? The key players in the region, Syria, Iran, Iraq, come together for the first time to discuss the future.

Thursday 29th March 2007

M. LOUIS-LYONEL, SENIOR POLICY ADVISER TO NICOLAS SARCOZY

The French elections: Will it be Nicolas Sarcozy of the right or Segolene Royale, the darling of the left?

Tuesday 5th April 2007

RT. HON. LORD CAREY OF CLIFTON

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey speaks about interfaith relationships, and in particular Christianity with Islam.

Wednesday 9th May 2007

DR. DAN PLESCH, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE SOAS

Dr . Plesch talks about the US military options for a major conventional war on Iran.

Wednesday 6th June 2007

MARKING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HANDOVER OF HONG KONG TO CHINA.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE MISS SARAH WU, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF HONG KONG'S ECONOMIC TRADE OFFICE,
Mr Daniel Fung, QC,  the first Chinese person to serve as Solicitor-General of Hong Kong etc.


Wednesday 20th June 2007

GENERAL SIR  RICHARD DANNATT, KCB, CBE, MC

General Dannatt shakes up the Establishment with his outspoken comments on the conflict in Afghanistan.


Tuesday 10th July 2007


FALKLANDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND

General the Lord Walker, GCB, CMG< CBE, Governor of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea and former Chief of Defence Staff and other eminent speakers discuss about what made the campaign so successful and its legacy

Thursday 13th September  2007

DR. LEO DROLLAS, Deputy Director, Centre for Global Energy Studies, founded by Sheikh Yamani, former Saudi Oil minister.
Issues today range from the Middle Eastern gas, India as a source for oil, how much oil and gas does Saudi Arabia have, prospects in West Africa and Algeria,  Iran, an oil producer in trouble; China driving world demand?,…..
21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm.
£55 pp  


Wednesday 3rd October 2007

A FAREWELL TO BENAZIR BHUTTO ON DEPARTURE FOR PAKISTAN.
After 8 years in exile, the way has been cleared for Miss Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan now leader of the Pakistan People’s Party,  to return home. She will stand in the forthcoming elections where she currently leads in the polls. Among her demands  Ms Bhutto has called for free and fair elections and that  President Musharraf can only stand if he sheds his military uniform.
Miss Bhutto will be introduced by RT. HON. LORD AHMED OF ROTHERHAM.  
RAF CLUB, 128 Piccadilly, London
Black tie, £80 pp, 7.30 for 8 pm.


Wednesday 24th October 2007

H.E. DR. SALAH AL SHAIKHLY, IRAQI AMBASSADOR, Valedictory Address on departure from office after three years.
A frank and honest analysis on the way ahead for Iraq, politically and economically. When will the oil flow freely? As the brutal violence ploughs on how and when will stability be achieved? When should foreign troops leave? What are the chances of halting interference from neighbouring Iran and Syria?  Is Iraq entering a new and dangerous phase … Can the Shiite leadership accommodate the Sunnis? Can the Kurds continue to hold power balance?
Cavalry and Guards club, 127 Piccadilly, London,
Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm.  £80 pp


Tuesday 13th November  2007

KENNETH FELTMAN, Washington’s leading lobbyist, past President of International Association of Political Consultants – taking a behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming Presidential Elections.
Will the challenging candidates be Clinton v Giuliani or we will see a major upset? Will Barack Obama or Fred Thompson throw up some surprises?
Ken Feltman, who has personally known all recent Presidents from George W Bush to Ronald Reagan and their men and has been close to Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Everett Dirksen, will give a frank assessment of the political dynamics which will shape up the world’s future.


Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £80 pp

Tuesday 4th December 2007

ALGERIA – the hidden success story. A major energy producer, the first in Africa, Sonatrach is the 12th oil and gas company in the world. A land which lies at the crossroads to Africa, with political stability under President Bouteflika’s leadership. Top government speaker to be confirmed.
21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX 7.30 for 8 pm.
Black tie. £55 pp


Tuesday 11th December  2007

DR EKATERINA EGOROVA, MOSCOW’S LEADING POLITICAL CONSULTANT.” HOW RUSSIA SEES THE WEST – AND WHY. THE NEW COLD WAR UNRAVELLED” 
Dr Egorova, a specialist in political psychology; understanding why politicians take the decisions they do.She was  President Boris Yeltin’s political adviser in 1996. She was  responsible for  the major presidential political campaigns in Russia of 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2004.Her company ‘Niccolo M’ is a major political and commercial branding enterprise working with heads of Russian political parties, movements, major financiers, bankers, businessmen both in Russia and overseas. Why has President Putin has turned his back on the West; why he is developing a Cold War strategy, be it militarily, politically, or using energy as a weapon. How should the West respond? Where will it end?  Dr Egorova will explain.
Cavalry and Guards club, 127 Piccadilly, London
Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm £80 pp

2006

Tuesday 17th January, 2006

RAYMOND BAKER, author of explosive book exposing money laundering ,”Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: How Dirty Money Undermines Global Security.” Mr. Baker, a fellow of The Brookings Institute, DC provides an insider’s view as a former international businessman on the world of corruption, shameless money laundering, tax evasion, and fraudulent deals which have together conspired to rob the poorer countries of wealth enforcing the continuance of extreme poverty.

Drawing on experiences of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe Mr Baker will demonstrate how western banks and businesses handle $1trillion in illicit proceeds every year.

Financial Times has announced the book as one of the best business books of the year. “ Raymond Baker reveals the methods by which corrupt governments and crooked executives – as well as terrorists – move money through the global financial system.The book even includes a ‘Dirty Money User Guide’ – alas more appealing to aspiring fraudsters than reforming policy makers.”

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm.  Ticket: £55 pp.

Thursday 2nd March

ALASTAIR  CROOKE, CHAIRMAN CONFLICTS FORUM:

UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSET OF IRAN’S PRESIDENT ADMINIJADID

Mr Crooke a former MI6 officer with a distinguished record has built an international reputation for thinking and doing the unthinkable.  He believes we should  break the taboo on ‘talking to terrorists’ thus creating the foundations for a political dialogue leading to a sustainable peace.    In  doing  so he has earned the trust of many leading controversial figures in the global arena. In this seminar Mr Crooke will discuss the character and motives behind Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has startled the world with threats to ‘wipe Israel off the map’, claiming that the ‘Holocaust is a myth’. He has also stood firm on Iran’s nuclear capability issue. Is this the true picture of a  President or could it be there is another side to this seemingly volatile and destabilising  personality. Mr Crooke will be accompanied by  leading Iranian spokesman Dr Seyed Safavi, Director of London Academy of Iranian Studies who will talk about Iran’s nuclear programme. Other names to follow.

Seminar/dinner black tie. 7.30 pm. Ticket £80 pp

Army and Navy Club, St James’ Square, London, SW1

Thursday 16th March

H.E. DR ABDULLAH DARDARI

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, SYRIA

Dr Dardari, a non Ba’athist and highly respected man in Syria has special responsibility for Economic Affairs and Reform.  He built his reputation for modern thinking when he made a strong case for reforms to the economy in his former role as Head of the State Planning Council. Dr Dardari also serves as intelligence chief.   A former journalist who worked in London  for some years, he is an articulate and charismatic communicator.

Seminar/dinner black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. Ticket £80 pp

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London , SW1

Thursday 30th March

MAJOR GENERAL PAUL J. FLETCHER

Senior US military representative to the UK, and Vice Commander of the warfighting headquarters for US European Command, at Mildenhall. General Fletcher is responsible for supporting EUCOM strategic objectives across the full range of military operations. He has special responsibilities for  Africa.  With a highly distinguished career behind him in the USAF, General Fletcher will spell out the ethos and thinking behind US military operations. The collapse of the Soviet Union has forced the US to redesign its planning by developing the so-called Regional Strategy, a commitment to maintaining alliances, keeping the peace and a focus on regional conflicts. The nuclear deterrent is to remain.   General Fletcher will discuss what these mean in practice and how they view operations on the ground.

7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie.Ticket: £80

RAF Club, 129 Piccadilly, London, SW1

Past Events

Thursday 8th December

ANNUAL DINNER: IRONMONGERS HALL, BARBICAN, CITY OF LONDON

DEBATE: ‘DO WE WANT TURKEY IN THE EU?’

DR. ALI BABACAN, TURKISH FINANCE MINISTER AND EU NEGOTIATOR

A RESPONSE FROM A LEADING CRITIC.

During the British Presidency of the EU,  Turkey has begun its accession talks to join. There are heated debates in France, Germany, Netherlands and beyond. Many are bitterly opposed. Is Turkey’s economy ready? What about  their reform process on human rights? Can the EU cope with a predominately Muslim country? What added value could Turkey bring?

Reception: 7 pm. followed by the debate and black tie dinner in the historic hall. Black tie. Tickets: £95 pp

Tuesday December 13

Mr GEORGE PISKOV, CHAIRMAN, UNIASTRUM BANK, MOSCOW

Where is President Putin heading? Is there a conflict between politics and business; what is the investment climate like? An analysis of the political and economic landscape.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX 7.30 for 8 pm. black tie. Ticket £55pp

Thursday 10th November

GENERAL SIR JOHN REITH, KCB, OBE

DEPUTY SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, EUROPE

NATO has missions from Iraq to Afghanistan to Darfur. It is undertaking more overseas missions than ever; developing a highly skilled NATO Response Force as it increases its operational capabilities to meet new threats and challenges. Sir John, a dynamic speaker, will give a full  update.

RAF Club, 129 Piccadilly, London, SW1

7.30 for 8 pm. Black Tie Ticket: £80 pp

Tuesday October 4th

SIR MARRACK GOULDING,  KCMG

Warden, St Anthony’s College Oxford,

Under-Secretary General UN for Political Affairs 1993-1997

Head of UN Peacekeeping Operations 1986-1993

‘REFORM OF THE UNITED NATIONS’

Sir Marrack will address all the issues affecting the UN including the Oil for Food Programme with whom he has recently been having meetings.

NOTE: RAF Club, 129 Piccadilly, London, SW1

7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie. Tickets £80pp

 

Monday 17th October

GLOBAL MONEY TRANSFER CONFERENCE

INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS, PALL MALL, LONDON

CHAIRMAN:RT. HON LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK

Examination of money transfers world wide, commercial or remittances, the costs, efficiency and transparency. How money is laundered; what can be done.

 

Speakers: Ivan Lewis, MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury,

William J Fox, US Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network at the Dept. of the Treasury

M Jean-Michel Godeffroy, Director General European Central Bank

If interested, apply to Lady Olga Maitland, Conference Director

 Tuesday 25th October

H.E. THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR, MR ZHA PEIXIN

‘THE ENGINE FOR GLOBAL GROWTH – SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES ARISING FROM CHINA’S ECONOMIC RESURGENCE

Mr Peixin will set out how China seeks to encourage inward investment as its opens up its economy running at a phenomenal rate of growth;  how British firms are reaping handsome profits from Chinese business and how others can join in.

Army and Navy Club, St James Square (corner with Pall Mall)

7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie. £80 pp

Wednesday September 14th

ALASTAIR CROOKE, OBE, Conflict Forum, former MI6

‘UNDERSTANDING MINDSET OF SUICIDE BOMBERS – WHY DID THEY STRIKE ON 7TH & 21ST JULY?

Mr Ismail Patel, President of the Friends of Al Aqsa Mosque

Mrs Selma Yacoub, Respect Party, Muslim Community leader

Seminar explaining how people become suicide bombers and how society can prevent alienation in the first place.

Army and Navy Club, St James Sq, London, SW1 (corner with Pall Mall) NOTE: Reception 7 pm followed by seminar and black tie dinner. Tickets: £80 pp

Monday September 26th

NELSON 200TH  ANNIVERSARY DINNER

ADAM NICOLSON AUTHOR OF THE ACCLAIMED BIOGRAPHY, ‘MEN OF HONOUR: TRAFALGAR AND THE MAKING OF AN ENGLISH HERO’

Mr Nicolson an expert on Nelson will relive the hours of the battle, early morning before firing started, the afternoon of terror and destruction and the death of the Hero himself. He will examine his courage, vanity, ruthlessness and sweetness which made him one of the greatest heroes of British history.

REAR-ADMIRAL JOHN TREWBY, Naval Adviser to British Aerospace will give the Response relating to the modern Navy of today.

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London, WC1

7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie. Tickets: £80 pp

 

Wednesday 11th May

H.E. DR. RILWANU LUKMAN

SECRETARY GENERAL OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) 1995-2000

PRESIDENT OF OPEC until 2002

FOREIGN MINISTER NIGERIA 1989-1990

ENERGY ADVISER TO PRESIDENT OBASANJO, NIGERIA

Dr  Lukman will draw on his extensive experience in the oil and gas sector.   He will address the geo-political impact of the energy production world wide;  its relationship with the markets; and the threats to its security both in terms of theft, vandalism and terrorism.

Army and Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN (entrance in St. James’s Square). 7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie. Ticket:  £75 pp.

 

Tuesday 21st June

PROF. DR. IOAN MIRCEA PASCU

DEFENCE MINISTER, ROMANIA 2000-2004

Dr. Pascu steered Romania through its negotiations to join NATO and become a fully fledged member in 2004.   Since then they have been active on peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere.He will address the security issues in the Black Sea region ranging from Iran,  Russia, Central Asia and  Moldova to the Balkan states of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Croatia. He will also give his perspective on international terrorism and cross-border organized crime.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1, 7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie Ticket: £50 pp

Thursday 7th July

SIR MARRACK GOULDING, KCMG

WARDEN, ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE OXFORD

UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL UN FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS, 1993-1997

HEAD OF UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS 1986-1993

Sir Marrack, a self-confessed ‘peace monger’ and former career diplomat, will speak on

 ‘REFORM OF THE UNITED NATIONS”

He will touch upon the Paul Volker independent inquiry into the United Nations Oil for Food programme with whom he has been having meetings, and give his views on the way forward for the UN.

Sir Marrack will draw upon his experience  on a range of issues including global peacekeeping, the relationship between political and humanitarian goals, international conflict and the difficulties of intervention..

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, SW1, 7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie. Ticket £75 pp

Wednesday 9th March

H.E. THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR, MR. ZVI HEIFETZ

With new leadership in Palestine, and bold thinking in Israel, the Ambassador will spell out the developments in the Middle East peace process.   Have we now turned a corner?   What role does the UK and indeed the EU have in assisting the process.

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London, SW1

Black tie. 7.30 for 8pm Ticket £70 pp

Wednesday 16th March

H.E. THE TURKISH AMBASSADOR, MR. AKIN ALPTUNA

Now that the European Union has formally agreed to start talks with Turkey’s application to join, the Ambassador will set out Turkey’s reforms, and how their membership will be an asset. He will address issues on relationships with neighbouring countries and the role they are playing in security, especially as members of NATO.    He will also focus on Turkey’s rapidly growing economy, and the opportunities for investment and trade.  

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, SW1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. Ticket £70 pp

Wednesday 23rd March

H.E. THE POLISH AMBASSADOR MR. ZBIGNIEW MATUSZEWSKI   As a leading member of ‘New Europeans’ who  joined the European Union in 2004, the Ambassador will set out their perspective on how the EU will develop and what influence they will play. He will also refer to Poland’s role as a member of NATO and  active record  in peace keeping operations, and finally give a view on relations with Russia.

Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX

Black tie.  7.30 for 8 pm.   Ticket: £55 pp

 

Wednesday 26th January, 2005

STAR WARS RACE FOR SPACE –  World Leading  RAYTHEON SYSTEMS LTD is providing the latest technology to fight the wars of the future.   A fully illustrated presentation by the Managing Director Jack Cronin will demonstrate leading edge space systems in reconnaissance, surveillance and weapons  as they enhance the performance in future conflicts.  The role Ballistic Missile Defence  programmes will be explained.

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PX

Black Tie, Reception 7.30  Presentation 8pm.  Dinner 9.00 pm.

Ticket: £70 pp

Monday 14th February, 2005

SIR DAVID OMAND, the Prime Minister’s Security and Intelligence Co-Ordinator and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office.  Sir David oversees the Civil Contingencies Secretariat and in the event of a major crisis acts as the Government’s Senior Crisis Manager. He also serves as the UK counter terrorism co-ordinator overseeing all domestic counter terrorism and crisis management. In short Sir David would be responsible for handling a UK 9/11.

*Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London, WC1

Black Tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. Ticket £70pp.

Thursday 24th February, 2005

ALASTAIR CROOK, former MI6 officer who believes we should break the taboo on ‘talking to terrorists’.  He has met all the leading terrorist groups ranging from  Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Jamiat-I-Islami and more. Mr. Crook will give an insight into the terrorists minds; and an analysis on the way forward. Described as ‘brave to the point of madness’ Mr. Crook was honoured in the 2004 for services to peace in the Middle East.

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PX

Black tie, 7.30 for 8pm Ticket £70pp

 

 

Thursday September 30th, 2004 

DR. LEO DROLLAS, Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Energy Studies, founded by former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Yamani. “IMPACT OF OIL AND GAS ON THE WORLD STAGE”.

The CEGS has world wide recognition for its analysis of the oil and gas sector. Dr. Drollas will be giving his views on the energy industry and its impact on foreign affairs.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. £50 pp.

Wednesday October 6th

Fringe meeting: Conservative Party conference,

Chairman: Mr. Tony Baldry, MP, chairman of the Overseas Development Select Committee: Speakers: HE Siamand Banaa, Iraqi Ambassador to the Netherlands;  Mr. Ali Al Bayati, UK representative for the Shiite group, SCIRI.

1 pm. Tralee Hotel, West Hill Road, Bournemouth

Thursday October 14th

H.E. DR. SALAH SHAIKHLY, IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO LONDON. ”IRAQ TODAY – SECURITY & RECONSTRUCTION”

Dr. Shaikly, formerly co-founder with the Iraqi PM Iyad  Allawi of one of the main anti-Saddam Hussein groups Iraqi National Accord is the first ambassador appointed in 13 years after ties were cut.  Dr Shaikly will give his analysis on what is really happening in Iraq; how its future will be determined; prospects for trade and  investment.

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PX

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. Ticket £70 pp

Tuesday October 26th

KIDNAP & RANSOM PRESENTATION BY KROLL WORLDWIDE

Kidnap expert Donald Palmer will give a full presentation about the management of  kidnap, the skills in negotiating their release, extortion and detention and  dangers which face companies operating in hostile overseas locations. Mr. Palmer will be supported by kidnap insurance expert Simon Cassey who will explain the management of ransom payments.   To be confirmed: A relative of a kidnap victim or Jon McCarthy, kidnapped by the Hezbollah in Lebanon and held in captivity for 5 years will describe the victim’s experiences waiting for release. 

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, W1

Black tie. 7.30 pm reception; 8 pm presentation. 9 pm. dinner followed by more discussion. £70 pp.

Monday November 8th

GENERAL SIR MICHAEL WALKER, GCB, CMG, CBE

CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

General Walker will describe the thinking behind the modernisation and downsizing of the armed forces while spending more on the latest defence technology.   He will also give an overview of future military deployments world wide; the challenges and threats we face as well as our responsibilities in support of UN peacekeeping duties.

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, W1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £70

Thursday November 19th

ENTENTE CORDIALE CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE AND DEFENCE AND SECURITY FORUM  AT BANQUETING HOUSE, WHITEHALL.  ‘THE NOISY PARTNERSHIP’, TO MARK THE STATE VISIT OF PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC THAT WEEK. More information to be followed in a separate mailing.

Friday November 26th

ANNUAL HOUSE OF LORDS DINNER

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK, GCMG,  BRITAIN’S ENVOY IN IRAQ UNTIL MARCH AND  FORMERLY UK REPRESENTATIVE AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

Sir Jeremy, will analyse the foreign policy and international security implications  ranging from the Middle East to the wider global picture including the workings of the United Nations.

House of Lords, Peers Dining Room. Enter by Black Rod entrance. Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £80 pp.

Thursday December 9th

H.E. H.RH. PRINCE TURKI Al-FAISAL,

AMBASSADOR FOR THE ROYAL KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA.

Prince Turki will give an address on Saudi Arabia today covering the political, economic, including investment opportunities, social   and cultural spectrum including the role of women. Finally he will describe the steps  Saudi Arabia is taking in  tackling terrorism.

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London, SW1

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. £70 pp.

Monday 26TH January

H.E. THE BULGARIAN AMBASSADOR, MR. VALENTIN DOBREV

Bulgaria has been developing a doughty profile as a former Soviet bloc country  now poised to join NATO in 2004. It is in line to join the EU in 2007.   Kofi Anan praised Bulgaria for its work on the UN Security Council. Bulgaria was among the first of the nations to send troops to support the Coalition Forces in Iraq. Ambasssador Dobrev will spell out how Bulgaria has been changing gear to play an active role on the world’s stage.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. £40 per person.

Chairman: Major General Patrick Cordingley

Tuesday February 10th

SIR ANDREW GREEN, K.C.M.G.,

Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia., Chairman, MIGRATION WATCH UK

RT. HON LORD AHMED OF ROTHERHAM

For the first time in our history, we face massive immigration.  Inward migration is adding 250,000 every year, equal to the entire population of Cambridge, every six months. The issue is where they come from; why chose the UK; how do they get here and what impact they have on our society. Are some a terrorist threat?  Can we cope? How should we?  Home Secretary David Blunkett  says,”We are going to have to face up to the need for properly managed migration”   Can it be done and how?

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

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. Ticket:£55 per person. Chairman: Major General Patrick Cordingley.

Tuesday March 9th

THE UN’S ROLE IN PEACE AND SECURITY

LORD HANNAY OF CHISWICK, G.C.M.G., MEMBER OF UN. SEC. GEN. KOFI ANAN’S HIGH LEVEL ADVISORY GROUP

GENERAL SIR JEREMY MACKENZIE, G.C.B. OBE

To be confirmed: UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Marie Guehenno

David Harland, Chief Peacekeeping Best Practises Unit, UN.

The United Nations faces huge expectations and challenges in a volatile world.     It is increasingly in demand worldwide.   What steps will the UN take to avoid a repeat of the genocide of Rwanda and the massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia.  What are the lessons learnt for fast and  effective decision making.  What role will UN  play in Iraq?

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

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. Ticket: £55 per person.

Chairman: Major General Patrick Cordingley

THURSDAY 13TH MAY 

Assistant Commissioner, David Veness, QPM, Head of Special Operations, New Scotland Yard,  and

Rt. Hon. Sir John Wheeler, JP, DL. Author of Home Office Report on Airport Security:

“Countering terrorism in Britain, the threats, the challenges.”

 

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London, SW1; black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £70 pp.

THURSDAY 24TH MAY   

H.E. The Pakistan High Commissioner, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi.  ‘Pakistan Today’.

Countering terrorism, Kashmir/India talks, nuclear proliferation, trade opportunities.

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James Square, London, SW1, black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £70 pp.

MONDAY 7TH JUNE

MR. DESMOND DE SILVA, QC, DEPUTY PROSECUTOR FOR THE UNITED NATIONS WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL, SIERRA LEONE, “BLOOD, DIAMONDS AND TERRORISM.”

Sierra Leone has been engulfed in a ten year civil war, fomented by warlords trained by Colonel Gadaffi with hundreds of thousands killed. The object was to control the colossal diamond wealth. Evidence has shown that it was here that the Al Qaeda developed a system to bypass normal banking by using ‘blood diamonds’ of Sierra Leone  to finance the buying of terrorist arms  for use world wide.

 Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London, SW1, black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £70 pp

MONDAY JUNE 21ST

ADMIRAL SIR IAN FORBES, KCB, CBE, DEPUTY SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, NATO

Admiral Forbes, based in the US NATO HQ in Norfolk, Virginia is personally  responsible for transforming NATO into a strategic global force as it moves out of Europe into Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond.  He plays a key role linking the United States with the rest of the European NATO countries and operations.

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London, SW1, black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £70 pp

THURSDAY JULY 8TH

H.E. THE TURKISH AMBASSADOR, MR. AKIN ALPTUNA. 

The Ambassador will discuss Turkey’s relations with the European Union, developments in Cyprus, the new role for NATO, peacekeeping and geopolitical  relations especially with Iraq.

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX           £50 pp

THURSDAY 15TH JULY 

HON. JOHN BOLTON, UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY, STATE DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, DC

Mr. Bolton serves as Adviser to President George W. Bush with special responsibility for arms control and  nuclear, chemical and biological proliferation faced with challenges in Iraq, Libya, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, India, and  Pakistan with its admission of  exports of nuclear weapons.   In addition Mr. Bolton is responsible for managing U.S. security policy globally regarding its military commitments and the use of US military forces in unilateral or international peacekeeping roles.

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, W1   

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £70 pp.

 

Monday 24th November 2003

H.E. THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR, MR. MASAKI ORITA

The Ambassador will address Britain’s relationship with Japan; and the opportunities to expand trade between the two countries.  He will give his assessment on Japan’s economic ‘recovery’ . The F.T. have reported a surging Nikkei, faster growth and a supportive Government. Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Japan in August and gave a formal undertaking that Britain will take part in the 2005 World Trade Exposition in Aichi. On a wider diplomatic front, Japan has made the momentous decision to actively take part in international peacekeeping.

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London, SW1 Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £55 pp Chairman: Major General Patrick Cordingley, DSO

Friday November 14th 2003

HOUSE OF LORDS ANNUAL DINNER.

Lord Lamont with the experience of having been Chancellor of Exchequer and his deep knowledge of the City, has powerful views on the future of Britain’s sovereignty and the ability to stay outside the Euro.

Lord Radice, former Labour MP and chairman of the Treasury Select Committee will give his vision for  a Britain in a Europe that will make the right decision he believes to sign up to the Single Currency.

House of Lords, London, SW1 (Black Rod Entrance) Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £65 pp Chairman: Major General Patrick Cordingley, DSO

Thursday 30th October

LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN REITH, CB, CBE, CHIEF OF JOINT OPERATIONS, NORTHWOOD, MIDDX.  General Reith co-ordinated the British armed forces  in their attack on Baghdad from Northwood, the nerve centre for all military strategy and execution. He will give an analysis on the challenges facing the armed forces today, both in active war situations and on peacekeeping operations.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’s Street, London, SW1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £55 p.p C

hairman: Major General Patrick Cordingley, DSO

Tuesday 14th October 2003

PEACE KEEPING OPERATIONS – OR PEACE ENFORCEMENT?

DR. MATS BERDAL, COLLEGE OF WAR STUDIES, LONDON UNIVERSITY, the recognised expert on peacekeeping.  As peacekeeping operations world wide face huge difficulties from Iraq to Liberia with ever increasing dangers and risks, has the time now come to redefine how they operate?

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX, 7.30 for 8 pm. Black tie,  £40 pp

Chairman: Major General Patrick Cordingley, DSO

Tuesday 7th October

CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE, BLACKPOOL

Rt. Hon. David Heathcoat-Amory, MP.

The European Constitution and what it means to Britain. ‘No tidying up exercise’. 9.30 – 11 am. Opera House Foyer Bar, Winter Gardens.

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Tuesday July 15th

Hon. Sandy Berger

National Security Adviser to President Clinton 1997-2000

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James' Square, London SW1 7.30 pm for 8 pm,  Black Tie, £55 pp

Mr Berger is a charismatic speaker, who will give an analysis of global affairs in the post-Iraq context.  The New York Times described Mr Berger as 'the most influential national security adviser since Henry Kissinger'.  He was pivotal in shaping America's role in a new global era, from dealing with the Asia financial crises to driving critical peace negotiations.  He has worked closely with all the world's leaders.

Mr Berger has served as Deputy National Security Adviser from 1993-1996, and as Deputy Director of the State Department's Planning Staff from 1997-1980.

He has a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors.  prior to his service as National Security Adviser, Mr Berger spent 16 years as a partner with the leading international law firm Hogan and Hartson, where he headed the firm's international group.

Today, Mr Berger is Chairman of Stonebridge International LLC, which he assists U.S and other multinationals in solving business problems and seizing new opportunities worldwide.  Stonebridge has a strategic alliance with Hogan and Hartson who have almost 1,000 lawyers operating throughout 19 international offices including London.  Hogan and Hartson has kindly assisted in the evening's event forum.

Monday 19th May

SIR CHRISTOPHER MEYER, KCMG

FORMER BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Sir Christopher will explore Britain’s  relationship with the U.S. – an alliance which has endured despite immense criticism by the UN, and the EU in the lead up to the falling of Saddam Hussein’s regime.  Sir Christopher will be giving an insight into the thinking behind President Bush’s foreign policies.  In addition he will look back on his time when he worked closely with President Bill Clinton, and his Administration.

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PX

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £52 pp

Monday June 8th

LIEUT. GENERAL SIR CHRISTOPHER WALLACE, KBE,

DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENCE STUDIES

THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS OF HIS KIND FOR HIGH FLIERS

Sir Christopher was formerly in charge of Joint Operations at Northwood. He will give an analysis and lessons to be learned  on the military operation in Iraq.    The British forces played a key role, and worked closely with the Americans to achieve remarkable successes.  How far has modern warfare changed?   Precision bombing; new strategies and tactics have evolved in an era when increasingly huge numbers of civilian populations have to be taken into account.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James Street, London, SW1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £52 pp

Tuesday July 9th 

H.E. THE UKRAINIAN AMBASSADOR,

MR. IGOR  MITIUKOV

The Ambassador will address issues relating to the Ukraine; its development since they gained independence following the breakup of the Soviet Union.    He will discuss its relationship with Russia and neighbouring countries, and chart the development of Ukraine in terms of their developing economy.  To what extent does the tragedy of Chernobyl still haunt them. Is there a future for nuclear energy?

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm.  £37 pp 

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Wednesday 2nd April

H.E. The Qatar Ambassador, Mr. Nasser bin Hamad M. Al-Khalifa.   

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London, WC2. Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm.   Ticket: £52 per person.

Qatar is a highly independent minded country in the Gulf, lead by an enlightened Emir.   They are playing a key role in providing logistical support for the American armed forces in the forthcoming military action in Iraq.  It is also the HQ for the US Commander General Tommy Franks.

Qatar also hosts the controversial television channel Al Jazeera, fulfilling the Emir of Qatar’s belief in free speech.  Interviews with Osama bin Laden have drawn criticism but Al Jazeera is now the most widely watched channel in the Middle East.

In the background, Qatar is a jewel of a country, with huge reserves of oil and in particular liquid natural gas  which are third only to Russia and Iran.   This gives Qatar a powerful economic base which can only grow.

Tuesday 21st January

RT. HON. LORD FREEMAN, PC

FORMER DEFENCE PROCUREMENT MINISTER, NOW CHAIRMAN, THALES, PLC, UK .

The Thales Group which now embraces Thomson-CSF Racal has wide ranging business operations within theBritish defence aerospace and electronics industries. Lord Freeman, a former Secretary of State, will address the challenges facing the second largest defence supplier in the UK, and their opportunities for export.

Recent successes: surveillance and communications systems for Type 45 Destroyers; Battle Group Thermal Imaging systems for the Army, sonar systems for RN’s Type 23 frigates. Aviation: Eurofighter Simulator contract.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX

Black Tie 7.30 for 8 pm £35 pp

Tuesday 11th February

SIMON WESTON, OBE – FALKLANDS WAR HERO

The face of Simon Weston is recognised not for being grossly disfigured with 46% burns after being caught in the bombing of the Sir Galahad but for his inspired courage . He was so badly burnt his mother did not recognise him. Simon’s campaigning spirit has lead him to fight vigorously for the ordinary British servicemen in their needs for decent equipment and support. We will neither forget his anger at the failure of the National Lottery to support the British Legion in favour of fringe minority groups. Backed by the Daily Mail, he won that battle.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’s Street, London, SW1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £52 pp

Tuesday 4th March

RT. HON. BRUCE GEORGE, MP

CHAIRMAN, HOUSE OF COMMONS DEFENCE SELECT COMMITTEE

Mr.George as chairman of the all-powerful defence select committee has the responsibility to hold the Government to account. As Britain gears itself up for War in Iraq, Mr. George will discuss the report they published criticising the Government for a ‘lack of grip and direction’ caused by international terrorism. ‘We are concerned that central government has not responded to the scale and complexities posed’…In short that the Government has failed to prepare for the consequences of a disaster on the scale of September 11th.

Mr. George, Labour MP for Walsall South will also address the issues and challenges facing Tony Blair’s Government as the Armed Forces prepare to take their role alongside the US forces in Iraq.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’s Street, London, SW1

Black Tie 7.30 for 8 pm £52 pp

WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER

H.E. THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR, MR. GRIGORY KARASIN

Russia’s new and close partnership with NATO with full consultative status opens a new chapter for both sides. Just how does Russia see us, and how does it hope the relationship to develop.

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London, WC2

Black tie, 7.40 for 8 pm. £52 pp.

MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

ADMIRAL SIR MICHAEL BOYCE, GCB, OBE, ADC

CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

The world wide security challenges facing British armed forces: from peacekeeping to a modern war faced with heavy combat. The new dimension on fighting terrorism.

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’s Square, London, W.1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £52 p.p.

WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER

RT. HON. LORD GUTHRIE OF CRAIGIEBANK, GCB, LVO, OBE

FORMER CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF.

A review on British defence policy. Can Britain sustain its defence commitments? Are we sufficiently well equipped to deal with the next battlefield challenge? Expect some thought provoking ideas.

Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PX

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. £52 p.p.

WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER

FRINGE MEETING, CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE

HIGHCLIFFE HOTEL,BOURNEMOUTH,1–2.30 p.m.

Speakers: Rt. Hon. Michael Ancram, MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary

Mr. Siamand Banaa, Representative Kurdistan Regional Govt.

WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER

MR. ALEC RUSSELL, FOREIGN EDITOR, DAILY TELEGRAPH

Report from Washington on US Administration plans for Iraq, plus a media insight on world developments.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N.1 OHX

Black Tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. £35 p.p.

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TUESDAY 9TH JULY

MR. SIAMAND BANAA, UK REP. KURDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT IN IRAQ.

An analysis of Saddam Hussein and the chances of a successful overthrow; the buildup and dangers of chemical and biological weapons, Britain’s role in sustaining the ‘Safe Haven’.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 pm. £35 per person.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26TH

HON. MR. GLYN DAVIES, MINISTER US EMBASSY

United States foreign policy explained with special emphasis on counter terrorism, the Middle East, Israel, Palestine , Iraq. How President George Bush aims to build a safer world.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’s Street, London, SW1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £52 per person.

WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY JUBILEE DINNER

PAGEANTRY AND PERFORMANCE – SLIDES COMMENTARY AND MUSIC OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY BY ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER HENRY DALLAL.

INTRODUCTION BY MAJOR GENERAL SIR EVELYN WEBB-CARTER, KCVO, OBE.

A glorious tribute to the Royal Household Cavalry showing them both on off ceremonial duty. Superb scenes of HM the Queen and the Royal Family.

Carlton Club, 69 St James’s Street, London, SW1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £57 per person.

TUESDAY 7TH MAY

H.E. RT. HON. DON MCKINNON, SECRETARY-GENERAL,

COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT

Trouble shooter from Pakistan to Zimbabwe. The challenges to maintaining democracy in a rapidly developing Commonwealth.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’ Street, London, SW1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £49 pp.

TUESDAY 7TH MAY

H.E. RT. HON. DON MCKINNON, SECRETARY-GENERAL, COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT

Trouble shooter from Pakistan to Zimbabwe. The challenges to maintaining democracy in a rapidly developing Commonwealth.

TUESDAY 16TH APRIL

MR. AFIF SAFIEH PALASTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANISATION - MR. YASSAR ARAFAT’S DELEGATE TO LONDON & MRS. SAIDA NUSSEIBI, MEDICAL AID TO PALASTINE

What chance for peace in the Middle East? Can deal be struck with Ariel Sharon? An assessment of the humanitarian cost by Mrs. Nusseibi.

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N.1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £35 pp

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH

H.E THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR, MR. MA ZHENGANG

The emerging China; new member of the World Trade Organisation; its business opportunities, and the developing role as a super power.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’ Street, London, SW1

Black tie 7.30 for 8 pm. £49 pp

MONDAY FEBRUARY 11TH

RT. HON. LORD KING OF BRIDGEWATER

Former chairman of Parliamentary Intelligence Committee. An assessment on intelligence gathering today. Its role in fighting terrorism.

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London, WC1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm.

TUESDAY 15TH JANUARY

GENERAL SIR RUPERT SMITH, KCB, DSO, OBE FORMER DEPUTY SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, EUROPE

The changing face of NATO; new Russian ally, relationship with the EU Military Office; a view on the Afghan War and Terror – Iraq next?

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’s Street, London,SW1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £49 pp

Tuesday January 23rd

LT. COLONEL TIM SPICER, OBE Director of Sandline, military consultant at the  centre of the Sierra Leone arms affair. The truth.

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London, WC2

Black tie 7.30 for 8 pm. £49 p.p.

Tuesday February 13th

GENERAL PATRICK CORDINGLEY, DSO. Former military adviser to the Sultan of Oman

“Future of Gulf Security”

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N.1 OHX

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 p.m. £35 p.p.

Tuesday February 27th

ANNUAL HOUSE OF LORDS DINNER TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE

LIBERATION OF KUWAIT RT. HON. FRANCIS MAUDE, MP, SHADOW SHADOW FOREIGN SECRETARY H.E. THE KUWAIT AMBASSADOR, GENERAL PATRICK CORDINGLEY, DSO COMMANDER OF ‘DESERT RATS’ IN KUWAIT

House of Lords, London, SW1,

Black Tie. 7.30 for 8 p.m. £55 p.p.

Wednesday March 21st

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR PATRICK SQUIRE, KCB, DFC, AFC, ADC, FRAeS, RAF

‘Air power balance – challenges for a modern air force.’

Carlton Club, St. James Street,London, SW1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49 pp

Wednesday 9th May

H.E. The Yugoslav Ambassador Dr. Vladeta Jankovic

Ten years after last Ambassador addressed DSF. Rebuilding Yugoslavia after Milosevic terror.

Carlton Club, 69 St. James’ Street, London SW1

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49 pp

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Thursday June 14th

H.E. Judge Richard May International Criminal Tribunal, The Hague

Experiences in trying Yugoslav war crimes. Will Milosevic appear?

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London WC2

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49 pp

Monday 2nd July

Commodore Tim Laurence, MVO, RN

Author of RUSI paper about the uneasy alliance between humanitarian agencies and peacekeepers based on personal military experience and that gained through his wife HRH the Princess Royal’s work with Save the Children Fund.

Carlton Club, 69 St James Street, London, SW1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £49 pp

Thursday July 12th

Rear-Admiral Richard Cobbold, CB Director, Royal United Services Institute

NATO versus the European Army. Can they co-exist or is it the end

For the Alliance?

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX

Black tie 7.30 for 8 p.m. £35 pp

Thursday 4th October

Major General Graham Messervy-Whiting, Chief of Staff, European Union Military Staff, Brussels.

The European Army Explained.

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London WC1

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £49pp

Thursday 11TH October

Conservative Party Conference – USA Embassy Minister Glyn Davies.

George W. Bush’s Defence and Foreign Policy

12.30 noon Clifton Hotel, Talbot Square, Promenade, Blackpool.

Tuesday 16TH October

Outspoken Award winning author Frederick Forsyth

The Battle for Britain’s Sovereignty and the Pound..

The Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall, London, SW1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £49 pp

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Tuesday 20TH November

H.RH. PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT

Russian expert. A View of Modern Russia. An insight into how the business world functions

Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London SW1

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 pm. £49 pp

Wednesday 5TH December

John Abbot, Director General, National Crime and Intelligence Service, Home Office

Countering serious organised international crime

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1

Black Tie 7.30 for 8 p.m. £35 pp

Wednesday 19th January

H.E. THE AMBASSADOR FOR THE HASHEMITE KINGDON OF JORDAN, MR. TIMOOR DAGHESTANI

What lies ahead for King Abdullah?

Carlton Club, St. James’ Street, London, SW1

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49pp

Thursday 3rd February

DR. JAMIE SHEA, NATO Spokesman

A Review of Kosovo - What next for NATO?

Carlton Club, St. James’ Street, London, SW1

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49 pp

Thursday 16th March

H.E. THE AMBASSADOR FOR CHILE MR. PABLO CABRERA.

The truth behind General Pinochet’s Chile

Carlton Club, St. James’ Street, London, SW1

Black tie 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49 pp

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Wednesday 12th April

H.E. THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CYPRUS MR. MICHALIS ATTALIDES

Will a settlement ever be possible in Cyprus?

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N.1 OHX

Black tie. 7.30 for 8 p.m. £35 pp

Wednesday 11th October

H.E. THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR M. DANIEL BERNARD, CMG, CBE

‘Our Common Interest in Defence’

Garrick Club, Garrick Street, London, W.C.2

Black Tie. 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49 p.p.

Tuesday 21st November

‘LT. GENERAL SIR MICHAEL JACKSON, KCB, CBE

Hero of Allied landforces in Bosnia and Kosovo:Lessons to be learnt from peacekeeping’

Carlton Club, St. James St, London, SW1

Black Tie 7.30 for 8 p.m. £49 p.p.

Tuesday 12th December

DR. ROBERT MCGHEEHAN

Specialist in International Relations Institute of United States Studies, University of London

‘Postscript to the US Presidential Elections.’

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 p.m. £35 pp.

Tuesday 22nd June

The Rt. Hon. Sir John Wheeler, JP, DL. Former Minister of State Northern Ireland, Chairman, Crime and Intelligence Board, Home Office Countering crime and terrorism

21 Cloudesley Street, London, N.1 OHX

Black Tie, 7.30 for 8 p.m. £28 pp

Wednesday 14th July

Mr. John Simpson, Award winning BBC-TV World Correspondent and eye witness to Kosovo and beyond.

Carlton Club, St. James’

Events Held During 1998

Tuesday September 29th

Lieut. General Christopher Wallace, OBE Chief of Joint Operations,  Permanent Joint HQ, Northwood Military Implications of the Stragetic Defence Review

Carlton Club, St. James Black Tie 7.30 for 8 p.m. £45 pp

Wednesday October 21st

The Greek/Turkish missile crisis in Cyprus and its implications on Turkey, a key NATO ally.

The latest developments as tensions rise over the Greek Cypriots apply to join the E.U.

Carlton Club, St. James’ Street, London Black tie, 7.30 for 8 p.m. £45 pp

Thursday November 26th

Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Mr. Ronnie Flannagan. Policing Ulster – countering terrorism and sectarianism

Garrick Club, 15 Garrick Street,London WC2

Black tie, 7.30 for 8 p.m. £45 pp

Tuesday 8th December

Harold Elletson, former MP

Author of acclaimed biography on General Alexander Lebed, leading contender for Russian Presidency.

21 Cloudesley Street, London N1 Black tie 7.30 for 8 p.m. £25 pp