Online Event

ONLINE EVENT - Thursday 25th June 2020, 1900 BST

Checks & Balances

In more than a dozen countries technology is already used to track and trace the infection, but how is it used as a state-controlled surveillance tool?


ONLINE - Thursday 4th June, 1500pm BST

Afghanistan: From the Taliban to Troop Withdrawal

As Afghanistan’s 18-year conflict continues, with 34 people killed recently in separate attacks on a maternity hospital and funeral, Covid-19 provides another source of despair in a country with a non-functioning healthcare system, widespread poverty and malnutrition. Will desperately needed aid continue to flow and what does the future hold for this war torn country?


ONLINE - Thursday 11th June, 1500pm BST

The Great Fall Of China?

China’s usually bullish economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020, a clear indication of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Depressed demand from abroad is likely to impact the economy further. With Covid-19 resulting in less global trade and a reduced appetite for international collaboration what might be the impacts be on China?