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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

Richard Brooks - 18.45 on Monday 17th September 2018
The Secret World of International Accountancy – the Scandal of the ‘Big Four’

The Secret World of International Accountancy – the Scandal of the ‘Big Four’

The four major global accountancy firms – Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG have developed into vast multinationals, showing multi-billion profits and paying huge salaries to their high-ranking staff. Their part in the 2008 financial crash effectively forgotten, they are now regarded as ‘too big to fail’, and ruthlessly ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


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 ...
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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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