Briefing Meetings take place four times a year.
We usually have one or two invited speakers to introduce a specific topic of current concern,
followed by questions, discussion and contributions from members.
Meetings start at 2·0pm (please aim to arrive by 1·45pm) and finish by 4·15pm.
This is an open invitation.
Venue for ordinary meetings:
The Library, Archbishop's House, 150 St George's Road, London SE1
|Thursday 12 July||This will be the AGM (11·30am-1·0pm), followed by a Briefing Meeting at 2·15pm until about 4·0pm when the theme will be populism in Europe today. The main speaker will be Dr Heather Grabbe, Director of the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels. Dr Grabbe will be followed by Shenaz Bunglawala, speaking from the Muslim perspective, and Dr Marat Shterin, one of the editors of the journal Religion, State & Society putting together a special issue on populism to be published later this year. As in recent years, the meeting will take place in the Monnet Room at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU. |
Europe House requires a list of names of those attending. So, if you are proposing to attend, please email or phone Philip Walters with your name, address and phone number, telling him if you are attending the AGM, or the Briefing, or both.
email@example.com or 01993 771778.
|Thursday 11 October||This will be according to our usual format, a morning Committee Meeting followed by an afternoon Briefing Meeting. We are hoping to hold it in Oxford. The proposed theme will be the challenges facing immigrants, from their own perspective and from the perspective of those already living in the host country.|
|As usual after the presentations by our speakers there will be time for responses, questions and contributions from members; and of course if any member has something of importance to say on any other subject we will try to provide a space. If anyone would like to speak for a few minutes on a particular subject at the Briefing Meeting, please let Keith Jenkins know as soon as possible in advance.|