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RAND Europe-Forum on Geopolitics seminar on 'Foreign Fighters: Threats and Responses'

When May 21, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
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On Thursday 21st May 2015 from 16.00-17.30, RAND Europe's Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group and the Forum on Geopolitics co-hosted a seminar at Pembroke College, exploring the theme of foreign fighters. The seminar was conducted under the Chatham House Rule.

Foreign fighters - file photo AFP

The seminar was chaired by Kate Robertson of RAND Europe. Speakers included:

  • Jonathan Allen, Director of National Security, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Alistair Bunkall, Defence Correspondent, Sky News
  • Valerie Smith, Head, Africa Team, Cabinet Office

A report on this event can be found here.

This seminar forms part of a series of policy seminars involving an invited audience of RAND Europe analysts, Cambridge University academics and postgraduate students. The first seminar in the series, 'Perspectives on UK Foreign and Defence Policy', was held in March 2015 and involved speakers from the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and The Daily Telegraph.


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