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The future of manufacturing: is 're-shoring' the new name of the game?
23-25 Jan, Chair: Mr Terry Morgan, CBE
Power rivalries in Asia: towards a new arms race?
27 Feb-1 Mar, Chair: Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Managing the digital revolution: can governments keep up?
20-22 Mar, Chair: Mr Mike Bracken, CBE
Brazil's place in the world
10-12 Apr, Chair: Minister Celso Lafer
The shale energy revolution and geopolitics
22 -24 May, Co-Chairs: The Honourable David Emerson PC and Mr Nick Butler
In partnership with the Canadian Ditchley Foundation *
The Arab awakening three years on: were the pessimists right?
5-7Jun, Chair: Sir Jeremy Greenstock, GCMG
The global role of the US
19-21 Sep, Chair: Professor Joseph Nye
In partnership with the American Ditchley Foundation *
(Conference to be held at Greentree, USA)
France’s European and global role: can she lead?
23-25 Oct, Chair: Mrs Christine Ockrent
Post-NATO Afghanistan: neighbours and friends
20-22 Nov, Chair: Mr Francesc Vendrell
Future military capabilities and their uses
11-13 December, Chair: General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB, CBE, DSO
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