Welcome to The Democracy Forum

The Democracy Forum was jointly founded in 2009 by Baroness Emma Nicholson and Mr Ajit Sat-Bhambra.

The organisation works to promote democracy, peace and the rule of law, in order to eliminate religious fundamentalism and terrorism from our global communities. We have also developed relationships and dialogue with think-tanks, academic institutions, the media and the general public in Europe, Asia and the US, with a view to encouraging open political debate on these issues, and have fostered a meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship between members of the Diaspora, exploring their contribution to the democracy debate.

To these ends, the Forum hosts several annual seminars and discussion groups on issues pertaining to peace, democracy and composite culture, in venues including the Houses of Parliament, Cambridge University, the LSE, Chatham House and The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. These seminars have generated ongoing debate, and their impact has been widespread.


  • Is Pakistan a Victim or Perpetrator of Terrorism?
    September 19, 2016
    The Democracy Forum and The Henry Jackson Society hosted a seminar at University of London’s Senate House on September 15 which asked the question “Is Pakistan a Victim or Perpetrator of Terrorism”? The event was widely attended by academics, researchers, politicians and policy makers. Dr William Crawley of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies chaired the

TDF Activities

  • TDF lunch in honour of new Indian High Commissioner
    April 19, 2016
    The House of Lords was the prestigious setting for a lunch hosted by The Democracy Forum in honour of the new Indian High Commissioner, H.E. Mr Navtej Sarna, on Tuesday April 26. H.E. Mr Navtej Sarna, Indian High Commissioner, addresses the assembled guests Warm spring sunshine allowed the select group of guests to assemble on