2017

Investment in Africa: new frontier v. old insecurities
In partnership with The Brenthurst Foundation
26-28 January 2017
Chair: H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo


Drones, remote weapons and other robots: the military, commercial, legal and ethical implications
16-18 February 2017
Chair: General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE


Which way is West and is the West still best? What do President Trump, Brexit and the technological revolution mean for the future of the West
16-18 March 2017
Chair: Mr Peter Thiel


Non-state actors and the changing nature of conflict
In partnership with The United Nations University
6-8 April 2017
Chair: Dr David Malone


Can Saudi Arabia lead the Gulf to a knowledge economy and a sustainable and stable future?
18-20 May 2017
Chair: Ms Karen Elliott House 


The Arctic at the crossroads: cooperation or competition?
In partnership with the Canadian Ditchley Foundation
9-11 June 2017
Co-Chairs: The Honourable Jean Charest PC and Mr Duane Smith


53rd Annual Lecture
In Defense of Globalism
by The Hon. John F. Kerry
8 July 2017


The future of the Transatlantic community and the international order
In partnership with the American Ditchley Foundation
8-10 September 2017
Co-Chairs: The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright and Mr Stephen J. Hadley


From words and pictures to impact: how can think tanks, convenors, socially responsible companies and other not-for-profit organisations have more impact on the world?
12-14 October 2017
Chair: The Rt Hon. Douglas Alexander


Russia's role in the world, today and tomorrow
16-18 November 2017
Chair: Ambassador William J. Burns


Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: how do we make sure technology serves the open society?
In partnership with Vodafone Group
8-10 December 2017
Chair: Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt PhD FRS FREng FBCS