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The Democracy Forum

The Forum was established in 2009. Our first patron was Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, and the Forum’s current president is Lord Charles Bruce. Previous chairs and vice-chairs have included Nigel Huddleston MP, Sir Peter Luff, and the late Sir Mota Singh.

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KNOW ABOUT US

The Democracy Forum is a not-for-profit NGO which promotes ideals of democracy, pluralism and tolerance through public debate. While many of us in the West take such ideals for granted, they must be nurtured if we are not to lose them. To this end, for the past ten years The Democracy Forum has provided a platform for people from all sections of society and cultural backgrounds to get together to discuss socio-political issues that affect us all. In an increasingly volatile world, one of our principal aims is bayer proviron to challenge religious and political extremism with a view to fostering multiculturalism and social justice, and the rich benefits they bring to our societies.

What We Do

The Forum hosts three to four annual public seminars and discussion groups on topics related to democratic values and composite culture. We invite academics, journalists and other experts to participate.

Our Aim

Through ongoing public debate, our aim is to establish a more democratic, accountable and inclusive platform for policy development and a more respectful, open and tolerant global society in which diverse cultural, religious and ethnic groups can flourish.

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Our Next Webinar

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‘New norms? The role of the Indo-Pacific in a changing world’

Monday 24th June, 2024

11:00 UK time (BST), 15:30 Indian time (IST)
London
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Political economy

‘Political economy: The genesis of uneven growth in Pakistan’

Monday 27th May, 2024

11:00 UK time (BST), 15:30 Indian time (IST)
London
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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‘Faultlines in China’s internal economic policies’

Friday, 26th April, 2024

14:00 - 15:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

The United Nations: Retaining relevance in a conflict-ridden world

‘The United Nations: Retaining relevance in a conflict-ridden world’

17th Jan, 2024

14:00 - 15:30 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

‘China and Central Asia: A new dependency’

13th Dec, 2023

14:00 - 15:30 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

‘Why has China’s Belt & Road Initiative failed to take off in Nepal’

29th Nov, 2023

14:00 - 15:30 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

14thNov

‘Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh - The Sub-Continental Brotherhood’

14th Nov, 2023

14:00 - 15:30 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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‘Extremism and radicalisation in Central Asia’

31st Oct, 2023

14:00 - 15:30 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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Bangladesh’s path to global growth

18th Oct, 2023

13:00 - 15:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Impact of the Internet on democracy: positive tool or polarising force?

26th Sept, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Drivers of China’s nuclear build-up

16th Aug, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Our Recent Webinars

Repercussions of Pakistan’s descent into anarchy

19th June, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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China's growing inroads into South Asia

26th July, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Repercussions of Pakistan’s descent into anarchy

19th June, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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China & the US: Effects of competing hegemonies in the Indo-Pacific

24th May, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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Seventy-two years of Chinese colonial rule in Tibet

24th April, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

March 2023 seminar

China in South Asia: Investment or Exploitation?

7th March, 2023

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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US-Pakistan tensions: What next for erstwhile allies?

7th December, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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Will civil unrest change the face of Iran?

15th November, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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Sri Lanka: Lessons for South Asia

26th October, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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China’s Afghan agenda

22nd September, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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Has the Belt & Road Initiative lost its lustre?

25th August, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Impending Himalayan water crisis: causes and effects

22nd June, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

May-seminar

Making sense of Pakistan's Islamophobia syndrome

25th May, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

The Indo-Pacific & the India factor in US-China rivalry: A discussion

23rd March, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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Taiwan: Is it key to the continuing world order?

26th July, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Russia’s war in Ukraine: causes & consequences

20th April, 2022

14:00 - 16:00 UK time
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

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A NEW DEPENDENCY?

At a recent Democracy Forum discussion, the panel assessed Beijing’s current role in the Central Asian region, and whether a...

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A subcontinental brotherhood

As Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh emerges from a decade of political isolation, a Democracy Forum debate considered its past and future impact on the...

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