Peter Hain Lectures

Global threats, global responses

26 February 2015

International terrorism, climate change, cross border crime, unprecedented levels of migration, population growth, global poverty, pandemics, online crime and cyber-attacks – these are the familiar threats to global stability and peace.

However, to that lengthening list should be added the new and growing threats of food and water shortages. Together these constitute all the ingredients for a ‘perfect storm’ to hit humankind.

So how does Britain respond in this new world and to these specific new threats?

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Confronting Isil’s Terror Threat

20 November 2014

The first in a series of three major talks on current international affairs, in this opening lecture the Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP will explore the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

He will analyse how the international community should respond to the challenges posed by the rapid rise to power of an organisation which, a little over a year ago, would have been known only to regional specialists and security consultants but which now headlines our national news.

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The ongoing conflict in Syria

20 March 2013