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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.

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 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

'AFGHANISTAN: Filling the Void'

14th Sept, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Our Past Webinars

'Will the China-Russia relationship hold? Understanding contradictions and convergence'

25th Aug, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

'Political exiles from Pakistan: Has the West lost the will to protect freedom to dissent?'

14 July, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

'Understanding Pakistan’s overtures for peace with India: is China the elephant in the room?'

17 June, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

’Myanmar coup: a blow to democracy'

20 April, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

‘US-India Alliance: Preserving Democratic Norms in South Asia and Beyond’

16 Feb, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

‘Afghanistan: who will really govern?’

14 Dec, 2020

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

Tibet: new socio-political developments in an international context

22nd Oct, 2020

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Lord Bruce and Barry Gardiner

’Bangladesh, Then and Now: From Liberation War to Nucleus of South Asia'

19 May, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

'Tibet: an environmental crisis in waiting'

16 March, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

'Shifting focus on the Indo-Pacific: does it hold the key to containing China?'

20 Jan, 2021

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Author & former BBC Asia Correspondent

‘Chinese military posturing and pressure on Taiwan: has it impeded the rise of Asia?’ 

25 Nov, 2020

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley, Lord Bruce and Barry Gardiner

Understanding China's challenge to the international order

22nd Sep, 2020

14:00 - 16:00 UK , 18:30 - 20:30 India
Virtual Seminar on Facebook & Youtube
CHAIR: Humphrey Hawksley

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