Welcome

Our association

Our association supports the values of democracy and social justice embodied in the English edition of Le Monde Diplomatique newspaper. We provide a forum for debates on contemporary international issues, chiefly through our public “Cafe Diplo” talks held at The Gallery in Farringdon, London on Monday evenings (see venue).Our events (presented in English) are opened by an invited speaker and allow for lively debate. Doors open at 18:30. Talks start at 18.45. Tickets on the door. Admission is £3 or £2 concessions.

The current season of talks ended on 12th June and our new Autumn series begins on 25th September.  We are currently posting the new Cafes on the website as speakers confirm.  If you have missed any past Cafes, you will find recordings of most of them under the “Audio” tab.

Next cafe

Alia Brahimi - 18.45 on Monday 25th September 2017
What ISIS in Libya tells us about the changing terrorist threat

What ISIS in Libya tells us about the changing terrorist threat

Conditions in Libya constitute a humanitarian crisis. The civilian population struggles to gain access to basic services such as healthcare, fuel, and electricity, and almost half a million people are internally displaced as government forces and dozens of militias continue to clash within the country. One of the side effects ...
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A tribute

Tony Pritchett

Tony Pritchett

It is with great regret that we have to tell you that our dear colleague Tony Pritchett died very suddenly ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


Professor Colin Leys - 18.45 on Monday 16th October
International Models of Health Care

International Models of Health Care

Professor Colin Leys is emeritus professor of political science at Queens University Canada and honorary professor at Goldsmiths, University of ...
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Dr Anna Neistat - 18.45 on Monday 30th October
Australia and the Refugee Crisis

Australia and the Refugee Crisis

There was a time when Australia led the way on refugee protection. Following World War II, Australia came second only ...
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Professor Gilbert Achcar - 18.45 on Monday 20th November
The Clash of Barbarisms

The Clash of Barbarisms

Rather than the “clash of civilizations” forecasted by Samuel Huntington in the 1990s, the world has been descending into what ...
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Steve Crawshaw - 18.45 on Monday 4th December
From Denial to Moral Leadership - Germany’s Remarkable 70-Year Journey

From Denial to Moral Leadership – Germany’s Remarkable 70-Year Journey

Germany is now the undisputed power centre of Europe. Its journey from defeat and denial at the end of the ...
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