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Informing and empowering you to navigate the new frontline

25 May

The MPs we deserve

May 25th, 6pm

On 23-24 May, the Privileges committee will finalise the inquiry into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament over partygate.

We will learn a lot more more about Johnson's dispiriting and devastating reign.

In 1997, Martin Bell became an 'anti-sleaze' MP, but things seem to be getting worse as Parliament becomes more synonymous with the S-word.


The Conduit London

Moderated by:

Chris Morris

Writer & Broadcaster


Zoë Grünewald

Political reporter

New Statesman

Sir Anthony Seldon

Historian and Author

Johnson at 10: The Inside Story

Bronwen Maddox

CEO Chatham House, former journalist and director of Institute for Government

1 June

Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and

Ukraine’s Fight for Survival

June 1st, 6pm

Luke Harding, award-winning foreign correspondent with The Guardian, will discuss his book, and the latest developments in Russia's brutal war.

Luke spent months reporting on the ground on the build-up to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and on the devastating impact when the attack began. Invasion tells the story of our times from a human perspective, and analyses how Europe's deadliest war since 1945 might develop and eventually end.


Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, London

Moderated by:

Chris Morris

Writer & Broadcaster

19 June

Pakistan Politics

June 19th, 6pm

Following Imran Khan's arrest by paramilitary troops, protests erupted throughout the country, the first open attacks on the army in decades.

This is another critical year in Pakistan. National and provincial elections are supposed to be taking place, but no date has been set.

As the economy teeters on the brink, and the country struggles to recover from last year’s devastating floods, leadership and stability are urgently required.


The Conduit London

Moderated by:

Chris Morris

Writer & Broadcaster


Christina Lamb

Chief foreign correspondent

The Sunday Times

Secunder Kermani

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Channel 4 News

Saima Mohsin

Presenter & International Correspondent

Sky News



The Female Gaze

With Shoair Mavlian, Fiona Shields, Hannah Starkey.

Moderated by Carol Storey.

Photographers continue to challenge traditional notions of gender, power, beauty, and identity by showing the world through a female lens.

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The State of Play in US Presidential Elections

With Susan Glasser, Julie Norman, Frank Langfitt, Michael Goldfarb. Moderated by Chris Morris.

Is 2024 going to be just as polarizing and divisive as 2020, and will American democracy be put to the test again?

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A personal history of Europe

Lindsey Hilsum in conversation with Timothy Garton Ash, one of our best writers on Europe.

From his father's memories of D-Day and his own surveillance at the hands of the Stasi, as well as advising prime ministers, chancellors and presidents.

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Putin's War in Ukraine

Dr Jade McGlynn, Irina Borogan and Kerry Brown discuss Putin's war in Ukraine, support at home and China's role. What do the authorities in Beijing make of the man who started, and continues to wage, the biggest war in Europe since 1945.Moderated by Chris Morris.

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War, Rape & International Justice

Christina Lamb and Philippe Sands KC discuss the obstacles to prosecuting the crime of rape and why successful convictions are so rare. Moderated by Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor for Channel 4 News.

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World Briefing 2023

A panel discussion with foreign correspondents looking at the big stories of 2023. Moderated by Michael Bociurkiw with speakers, Anne McElvoy,

Nima Elbagir, Roland Oliphant, Karoline Kan, Jon Lee Anderson, Yogita Limaye.

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Communicating Climate Crisis

How are governments, scientists, experts and climate activists communicating the urgency of climate change. With Solitaire Townsend, Luke Douglas-Home, Daze Aghaji, Mattia Romani, Margaret Klein Salamon.

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The Iranian Uprising

The protests sparked by the death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the morality police quickly evolved into a national uprising. Moderated by Ramita Navai. With Jiyar Gol, Roham Alvandi and Nazenin Ansari.

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Now is the time to make peace in Ukraine

Mary Dejevsky and Peter Hitchens v Svitlana Morenets and Edward Lucas. Moderated by Nathan Hodge, senior editor with CNN in London.

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China & Xi's Rule

China’s tensions with the West over Taiwan, the regional issues and Hong Kong, the economy and the Zero-Covid strategy, the environmental response and also China’s wider influence and investment in infrastructure and tech. Isabel Hilton, Yu Jie, James Kynge.

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The Venues

The Conduit Club,

Covent Garden, London

Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, London



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