Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security

Tuesday 27th June 2017

27 June 2017

The Guildhall


More information to be announced shortly

Dr Henry Kissinger
to deliver the opening address for the
Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security 2017.

Other confirmed speakers include senior cabinet ministers, Anne Applebaum (Washington Post), Commissioner Ian Dyson (City of London Police), Ambassador Omar Ghobash (UAE Ambassador to Russia), Robert Hannigan (former Director, GCHQ), Charles Moore (Margaret Thatcher's biographer), Lord Richards (former Chief of the Defence Staff), Lord Robertson (former Secretary-General of NATO), Rabbi Lord Sacks (former Chief Rabbi of the UK), and HRH Prince Turki al Faisal (chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies), and Moshe Ya’alon (former Minister of Defense, Israel).

Further international speakers will be announced shortly.

Conference Overview

The threats facing the West have never seemed greater, or more diverse. The rise of Russia, militant Islam, China and asymmetric warfare – including bio- and cyber-warfare – confront the West at a time when belief in our institutions and our economic resilience appears to be waning. Under such circumstances, can we rediscover the moral purpose which underpinned success in the Cold War, thereby securing freedom and our democratic way of life for a generation?

Decline is not irreversible. This major one-day Conference will seek to understand the sources of rejection of the liberal model and will aim to re-ignite some of the fundamental ideas that have in the past buttressed Western liberal democracies. This can only be achieved if we ask hard questions of ourselves; and if we understand how others currently see us.

This Conference will build on the success of the 2014 Inaugural Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty. Addressed by over 40 speakers, including: World Leaders, Nobel Prize winners, and Professors from around the world, this event attracted over 700 distinguished guests, media coverage across the world and over 24 million Twitter impressions.

To enquire about attending the conference, please contact Devorah Margolin by email at [email protected] with your name and affiliation. 


The Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty 2014


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