Millicent Teasdale

June 3, 2016

The Frontline Fund Annual Fundraising Dinner for Local Producers

Jeremy Bowen, Lindsey Hilsum, Allan Little, Jon Lee Anderson and Lyse Doucet invite you to the annual fundraising dinner for the Frontline Fund.

April 14, 2016

“Times are Changing”: What Does This Mean for the People of Cuba?

First came President Obama and then the Rolling Stones, the message is clear, Cuba is open for business – but what does this mean for the country and the people? A year since the US and Cuba restored diplomatic relations we will discuss what has changed.

April 14, 2016

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis?

Europe is experiencing a wave of migration not seen since the end of World War II. Forced out of their homes by terror and war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, pulled to Europe by the prospect of a better life, huge numbers are risking everything in perilous journeys across land and sea.

Joined by the Guardian‘s inaugural migration correspondent Patrick Kingsley, whose new book The New Odyssey documents these journeys, we will explore what failures lead to the current crisis and what needs to be done to avert it.

March 8, 2016

Understanding the Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism

How does the idea of Eurasianism influence modern Russia? We will be joined by a panel, including Charles Clover author of Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism, to explore this theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography.

March 8, 2016

Members’ Drinks Evening in April 2016

We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Brothers.

March 8, 2016

In Conversation with Seymour Hersh: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

After a decade long man hunt, in 2011 an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden. The story of what transpired was soon released and the news did much to boost President Obama’s re-election campaign. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh questions the official version of events and will be joining us to argue the case for what he believes happened that night.

March 8, 2016

The Dark Links with Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

A panel of explorers, scientists, journalists and experts explore the dark links between illegal wildlife trafficking and terrorism in the latest in the series of events in partnership with the Scientific Exploration Society (SES).

March 8, 2016

Photo London: The Picture Editor’s View – The Guardian’s Roger Tooth

For the second in a series of talks by leading picture editors, presented by the Frontline Club in partnership with Photo London, we welcome The Guardian’s Roger Tooth. He will be talking about picture editing in a digital age.

February 17, 2016

Join the Frontline Club Team – Workshops and Event Administrator

Position: Workshops and Event Administrator Salary: DOE Term: Full time Brief description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the Frontline Club team, to administrate the workshops and event programme. Key attributes/qualifications: – Excellent administrative and computer skills – Good writing and communication skills – Ability to work on own initiative […]

February 16, 2016

Photo London: The Picture Editor’s View – The Evening Standard’s David Ofield

Join us for the first in a series of discussions with leading picture editors, organised in partnership with Photo London, and chaired by Francis Hodgson, professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton.

David Ofield, the renowned picture editor of the Evening Standard, brings to life the paper’s extraordinary photo archive, which contains some 7 million images. Ofield will be joining us to discuss how some of the Evening Standard‘s most iconic front pages have been constructed – from the story of the moon landing in 1969 to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

February 15, 2016

How to Fix Nigeria’s Economy

Less than a year after the excitement surrounding the historic 2015 election which peacefully transferred power from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Africa’s largest economy and the continent’s biggest oil producer is on the brink of an economic crisis.

In an event held in partnership with the Royal African Society, join us to discuss whether Nigeria can turn back the clock on deindustrialisation and its over-dependence on oil – and to explore the deeper structural problems that its currency crisis reveals.

February 14, 2016

When War Is Over – Photography and the Memory of War

When war is over, how do we remember, commemorate and represent suffering, courage and loss? As events around the world mark the centenary of the First World War, we look at the work of two photographers who are exploring different forms of commemoration.

February 14, 2016

Insight with Julian Borger: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World’s Most Successful Manhunt

The Balkan Wars of the nineties resulted in the worst war crimes seen in Europe since the Nazi era. When the fighting ended, a fourteen-year manhunt began in order to bring those responsible to justice. For his new book The Butcher’s Trail, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor Julian Borger spoke to those involved – and will be joining us to reveal what he discovered and how this process could set a precedent for bringing future war criminals to justice.

February 11, 2016

The Future of Europe

In light of the recent terror attacks in Brussels, and ahead of the 23 June referendum, we will be joined by journalists who cover the continent to discuss the crisis it faces on all sides – and what the prospect of Brexit spells for the future of Europe.

February 11, 2016

Members’ Drinks Evening in March 2016

We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Brothers.

February 11, 2016

London Press Club Monthly Drinks – April 2016

A monthly social evening for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, has resurrected the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand.

January 28, 2016

The Anatomy of Video Installation

A presentation and panel discussion with film editors, producers and sound designers organised by Screen.

Multimedia producers, film editors and sound designers will show excerpts from their work and talk about collaborations and interactions with photographers, directors and artists. The projects presented explore political and personal storytelling in an installation format.

The panel will feature: Adrian Kelterborn, multimedia producer and film editor; Monica Alcazar-Duarte, visual artist and producer; Philippe Ciompi, sound designer, film editor, sound artist; and Tim Harrison, sound designer. Moderated by Ivan Sigal, co-founder of Screen and the executive director of Global Voices.

January 19, 2016

Funding Education for Syrian Child Refugees – with Gordon Brown, Julia Gillard & Kevin Watkins

More than 20 global leaders – including former presidents, prime ministers and Nobel Prize winners – will meet in London on 23 January to champion the world’s young people by bidding to reverse a dangerous decline in financing for education, particularly in conflict zones.

Following this meeting, the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Rt Hon Gordon Brown; the chair of the Global Partnership for Education and former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard; and the the head of the Overseas Development Institute, Kevin Watkins, will be in conversation at the Frontline Club. They will discuss how the international community must fund 1 million school places for Syrian refugee children. The event takes place just 10 days ahead of a major United Nations-sponsored Syria relief funding conference, also being held in London.

January 12, 2016

The Frontline Club Quiz – February 2016

Ready your teams once more for the Club Quiz. Use this great excuse to get your friends together and explore the members’ clubroom with its fascinating history and displays of memorabilia.

January 12, 2016

Members’ Drinks Evening in February 2016

We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Brothers.

January 12, 2016

Revolutionary Egypt Five Years On

It is half a decade since Egypt’s revolution first erupted, promising something more than a binary choice between Islamism and military authoritarianism. Yet since the unrest began we have seen the Muslim Brotherhood rise to power, only to be overthrown by an army strongman – but is this just the start?

January 12, 2016

Insight with Janine di Giovanni – Dispatches From Syria

In May 2012, Janine di Giovanni travelled to Syria, the trip would mark the beginning of a relationship with the country that would continue to draw her back, as the situation rapidly became one of the most brutal conflicts in recent history. She will be joining us, in conversation with BBC HARDtalk presenter Stephen Sackur, to share the stories of the people she has encountered in Syria and her experience of covering the country.

January 12, 2016

First Wednesday: In the Picture with Abbas – Documenting Iran from 1970

Magnum photographer Abbas will be joining us to show and discuss his extraordinary body of work on Iran. Spanning from the 1970s to his return in 1997 after 17 years of exile, his photographs capture every level of Iranian politics and society – from the Shah and his men to the streets of Tehran.

January 12, 2016

Insight with Ioan Grillo – Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America

While the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, seems to have captured the attention of Hollywood – meeting with actor Sean Penn before his recent recapture – there is a brutal reality to the war on drugs that we don’t see in the Hollywood interpretation. Ioan Grillo, author of the critically acclaimed El Narco who has covered Latin America since 2001, will be joining us to share what he has discovered – a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiralled out of control and urgently needs to be confronted.

January 12, 2016

GRANTA: The Legacy of Communism – From the Donbass to Old Bucharest

Last year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, but the legacy of war and communism lives on in eastern Europe. To mark the launch of the new issue of Granta – No Man’s Land – contributors Peter Pomerantsev and Philip Ó Ceallaigh will be taking us from the front line of the propaganda war in Ukraine’s Donbass region to the devastating story of the Communist destruction of Old Bucharest.

January 11, 2016

London Press Club Monthly Drinks – February 2016

A monthly social evening for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, has resurrected the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand.

December 2, 2015

The War Zone Freelance Exhibition

The exhibition will be open 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – no booking is required.
Talks on both evenings beginning at 7:00 PM – booking is required.

The War Zone Freelance Exhibition gives an exclusive look into the work and world of freelance journalists covering wars and conflicts in the Middle East. The project is motivated by the desire to pay tribute and provoke debate on the important and consequential role freelance journalists play in bringing news out of conflict areas to the international public, often with little support, on their own expense and at extremely high risk.

December 2, 2015

Eyewitness: Professionalising Citizen Journalism

Everyday there are even more places and stories that foreign correspondents cannot access. While the outside perspective they bring is critical, local insights are equally valuable. This discussion will bring together a few key players working on new models of foreign reporting to address the issues of verification and bias, and of which technology is working and which isn’t. They will discuss the challenges faced and delve into what the future of this new reporting holds.

December 2, 2015

US Election Year: What is in Store?

It is election year in the US and one man has dominated the headlines. Six months ago, the prospect of Donald Trump as presidential candidate might have been something to joke about but it is now looking increasingly like a reality. With primaries about to begin, we will be looking at the battles going on in both parties and who we might see come out on top.

December 2, 2015

First Wednesday: The Fight Against Daesh

Since the Paris attacks on 13 November, world leaders have seemingly put grievances aside to unite in a newly energised fight against Daesh – but what can be achieved by bombing the already bombed-out cities of Syria? For the first First Wednesday of 2016 we will be bringing together a panel to discuss the diplomatic, logistical and ideological challenges of the fight against Daesh.