Welcome

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.

Our events (presented in English) are opened by an invited speaker and allow for lively debate. Doors open at 18:30. Tickets on the door. Admission is £3 or £2 concessions.

Our current season of talks ended on 5th December. Our new season opens on Monday 23rd January with a talk on "The Russian Intervention on Syria" by the distinguished foreign correspondent and author Jonathan Steele.

Next cafe

ISLAM AND THE WEST: The reality and myth of a troubled relationship Christopher de Bellaigue

The crisis in the relationship between western secularism and Islam has been fuelled by Islamic fundamentalism and the rise of islamophobic  populist right movements in Europe and America. Yet...

Forthcoming cafes

CLIMATE CHANGE: how low carbon policies can benefit health Professor Andy Haines

20 March, 2017 - 18:45

Misinformation – Can we limit the impact it has upon our lives? Joseph O'Leary

3 April, 2017 - 18:45

Cuba at the crossroads: what does the future hold? Dr Stephen Wilkinson

24 April, 2017 - 18:45

Convergence and Divergence in the long-run development of China and the West Professor Peter Nolan

22 May, 2017 - 18:45