Past Programme 2005

Challenges to global economic governance
Chair: Sir Nigel Wicks KCB CVO CBE

14-16 January 2005


The role of intelligence in the policy making process
(due to the nature of this conference, there is no Director's Note)

28-30 January 2005


The US election: prospects for the new Administration
Chair: Sir Christopher Meyer

25-27 February 2005


Iran's future path
Chair: The Rt Hon the Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC

11-13 March 2005


The role of women in the developing world
Chair: Baroness Margaret Prosser

8-10 April 2005

World opinion and public diplomacy: how should policy makers influence and be influenced?
Co-chairs: The Rt Hon Lord Kinnock of Bedwelty and Mr Lewis Manilow     


4-6 May 2005

The politics and problems of water
Chair: Baroness (Lynda) Chalker of Wallasey  PC

10-12 June 2005

Nuclear energy: time to move ahead
Chair: The Honorable Barbara Thomas 

24-25 June 2005


The Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture XLI
Britain's role: Has Dean Acheson's question been answered yet?
Delivered by The Rt Hon The Lord Patten of Barnes CH, Chancellor of Oxford and Newcastle Universities

8 July 2005


The world's cities: can they take the strain?
Co-Chairs: The Hon John Godfrey PC, MP and Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO 


16-18 September 2005


Freedom and security: an appropriate balance?
Chair: Baroness Kennedy QC

30 September - 2 October 2005


Iraq: the consequences for the region and for the wider international community
Chair: Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman CBE

14-16 October 2005


Britain's constitutional future: can a United Kingdom survive?
Chairman: The Rt Hon Lord Woolf

28-30 October 2005


The challenges of governing in a freer and more complex world
Chair: The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC MP 

2-4 December 2005