San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Henry Jackson Society and the
Degeneration of British Neoconservatism:
Liberal interventionism, Islamophobia and the ‘War on Terror’
Examining the history, activities and politics of the Henry Jackson Society, a leading exponent of neoconservatism in the UK that is grounded in a transatlantic tradition deeply influenced by Islamophobia and an open embrace of the ‘War on Terror’.
Prof. David Miller – Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath and co-founder of Public Interest Investigations.
Hilary Aked - Freelance researcher and writer and a doctoral candidate at the University of Bath; former editor of London Student, the
student newspaper of the University of London.
Tom Griffin - Doctoral candidate at the University of Bath; contributing editor of OpenDemocracy’s Our Kingdom blog and writes for Spinwatch. He is a former executive editor and political correspondent of the Irish World.
Dr Sarah Marusek – Researcher and writer, with a PhD in
Social Science from the Maxwell School
of Syracuse University. Prior to graduate studies, Sarah worked in the arts and publishing in London and New York.
Victoria Brittain - Author and former Associate Foreign Editor, The Guardian
Moazzam Begg – Former Guantanamo Bay detainee; Outreach Director, Cage.
Moderator: Dr Anas Altikriti – CEO, The Cordoba Foundation
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The Cordoba Foundation
The Cordoba Foundation is an independent public relations, research and policy think tank promoting intercultural dialogue and positive coexistence among civilisations, ideas, cultures and people. It is an advocate of dialogue and action to promote understanding and acceptance of inter-communal and inter-religious issues in Britain, Europe, US and beyond, in particular looking to bridge the gap of understanding between the Muslim World and the West and vice-versa. It seeks to do this by engaging with a variety of stakeholders in society such as practitioners, researchers, journalists, policy makers and religious leaders.
Our objectives are to:
- Promote dialogue and the culture of peaceful coexistence among cultures, ideas and people.
- Work with decision-making circles for better understanding and clearer comprehension of inter-communal and inter-religious issues in Britain, across Europe and beyond.
- Provide a new and unique standard of information, allowing decisions and policies to be established upon proper basis and efficient consultation, on a number of pertinent global issues.
- Advise organisations leaders and other stakeholders on how to enhance their performance whilst reaching out to understand and accept different cultures, faith and civilisations
- Promote conflict resolution and peace building in its entirety and comprehensiveness.