The Future of Strategic Studies 2019. 18-19th September

The global strategic landscape faces unprecedented disruption. Increased competition between the great powers has combined with populist political movements and the rise of nationalism to threaten the very fabric of the rules-based world order. Against this turbulent backdrop, this inaugural event brings together eminent speakers to address the key threats and challenges faced in security and defence, academia, policy and finance, as a result of the shifting poles of global economic and political influence. At this thought-provoking and productive forum on the future direction of strategic studies, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading experts in their fields address such topics as:

• How do we view strategy in the modern era?

• What are the strategic challenges we currently face, and what are the challenges we may face in the future?

• How do we meet these challenges?

• Can we draw lessons from the past?

• What are the key factors at play in making sense of increasingly hostile rhetoric?

What to expect:

Delegates will benefit from a variety of formats, from debates to formal presentations, break-outs and panels, providing excellent opportunities for frank discussion and knowledge sharing. The event will conclude with a networking reception, hosted by Coriolis Technologies, which invites participants to the launch of MultiLateral Thinking: a new approach to understanding the reality of trade and finance flows and how they relate to conflict.”


Don’t miss the launch of “Gaming Trade: Win-Win strategies for the digital era” by Rebecca and Jack Harding

Trade is no longer just the ships, planes and lorries that move the goods we buy around the world or the services we consume either physically or digitally. While trade still plays a fundamental role in achieving economic targets and promoting growth, it is also, in the modern era, an instrument of state strategy in the contest for international influence and power.

With powerful states increasingly reluctant to engage one another through conventional military means, questions about how to build power and protect national interests arise. Today, influence and power are not achieved solely through hard, soft or sharp power, but also through a state’s ability to operate at the intersection of all three. This ‘all means’ approach to power politics is characterized by a blending of conventional military force with other means, such as cyber- and information warfare, and, increasingly, through trade.

Published by London Publishing Partnership