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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.

Our Winter/Spring season ended on 4th June.  Our next series will begin on 17th September with Richard Brooks on the Scandal of the ‘Big Four’.    If you have missed any past Cafes, you will find recordings of them under the “Audio” tab.  Recordings are usually available within 48 hours after the Cafe.

Next cafe

Anna Minton - 1845 on Monday 1st October 2018
The future of social housing in an age of global capital

The future of social housing in an age of global capital

The provision of social housing in the UK has declined dramatically in the last twenty years. This is part of a global phenomenon in which neoliberal urban policies fuelled by quantitative easing have led to social cleansing of cities, a crisis in the provision of affordable housing and a rise ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


Professor Christopher Hughes - 18.45 on Monday 29th October 2018
Japan and the Asia Pacific

Japan and the Asia Pacific

Japan has the third largest economy in the world by GDP and is a military power of great significance. It ...
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Professor Laleh Khalili - 18.45 on Monday 19th November 2018
Incarceration as a Weapon of War

Incarceration as a Weapon of War

Detention and confinement, both of combatants and large groups of civilians, have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course ...
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Professor Matthew Goodwin - 18.45 on Monday 3rd December
The Challenge of National Populism

The Challenge of National Populism

Across the west, there is a rising tide of people who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics, and increasingly hostile ...
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