The NHS Is Not for Sale – But a US–UK Trade Deal Could Still Have an Impact (Chatham House)

Charles Clift examines what recently leaked documents mean – and do not mean – for healthcare in transatlantic trade negotiations.

Dr Charles Clift

UK General Election 2019: BBC–Chatham House Foreign Policy Debate (Chatham House)

As the UK prepares to go to the polls on 12 December, Chatham House and the BBC’s The World Tonight gave an audience the opportunity to put their international affairs questions to the foreign policy spokespersons from the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party.


Stephen Gethins, Candidate for Fife North East and Shadow Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2018-19), Scottish National Party (remote)
Dominic Raab, Candidate for Esher & Walton, Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State (2019), Conservative Party
Emily Thornberry, Candidate for Islington South & Finsbury and Shadow Foreign Secretary (2016-19), Labour Party
Chuka Umunna, Candidate for Cities of London & Westminster and Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2019), Liberal Democrat Party
Chair: Ritula Shah, The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4

Human Rights Priorities: An Agenda for Equality and Social Justice (Chatham House)

Following just over one year in office, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, outlines her ongoing priorities at a tumultuous time for fundamental rights protections worldwide.

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Chair: Ruma Mandal, Head, International Law Programme, Chatham House

Chatham House Prize 2019: Presentation by HM The Queen and Speeches (Chatham House)

Sir David Attenborough and Julian Hector, on behalf of BBC Studios Natural History Unit, collect the prize presented by Her Majesty The Queen during a special members event at Chatham House.


HM The Queen
Sir David Attenborough, Presenter, Blue Planet II 
Mark Brownlow, Series Producer, Blue Planet II 
Dr Julian Hector, Head, BBC Studios Natural History Unit
Moderator: Karen Sack, President and CEO, Ocean Unite
Host: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House

Climate, Food and Land (Chatham House)

Tim Benton reflects on the relationship between land, food and climate change, and considers the challenges created by competing demands for the services land produces.


Professor Tim Benton, Director, Energy Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
Chair: Laura Wellesley, Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House

Brexit in a Historical Context: Pursuing a Global Vision at the Expense of Domestic Harmony? (Chatham House)

The panel discusses how the notion, and rhetoric, of ‘Global Britain’ fares against different readings of Britain’s international history.


Dr Priyamvada Gopal, Reader in Anglophone and Related Literature, University of Cambridge

Professor David Reynolds, Professor of International History, University of Cambridge

Dr Helene von Bismarck, Historian and Writer

Chair: Dr Robert Saunders, Reader in Modern British History, Queen Mary University of London

Why Are People Taking to the Streets Across Latin America? (Chatham House)

Protests and civil unrest have gained momentum across several Latin American countries over the course of 2019, including Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico and Haiti. Chris Sabatini explains that while each case differs a number of themes and challenges are underpinning a common feeling of discontent across the region.


Christopher Sabatini, Senior Research Fellow for Latin America, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

Legal Determinants of Health (Chatham House)

Panellists discuss the immense power of the law to advance the right to health. How can the law safeguard health, promote equality and translate vision into action and sustainable development?


Yasmin Batliwala, Chief Executive, A4ID
Lady Hale of Richmond, President, The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Lawrence O Gostin, Co-Chair, The Lancet, O’Neill Institute and Georgetown Commission on Legal Determinants of Health; Chair in Global Health Law, O’Neill Institute; Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National & Global Health Law
John Monahan, Co-Chair, The Lancet, O’Neill Institute and Georgetown Commission on Legal Determinants of Health
Dr Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor, University of Warwick
Baroness Tonge,  Member of the House of Lords
Rob Yates, Head, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Chair: Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet