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. Admission free, but suggested contribution to expenses £3, concessions £2.

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.

As you all know, due to concerns over the spread of Covid-19, we have had to postpone most of our upcoming series of talks at The Gallery in Farringdon which were scheduled for the current season.  However Professor Nicholas Pleace gave his talk on Homelessness via Zoom Video on 6th April and we had our second videoconference with Dr Adam Hanieh on Monday 29th June.  Both talks can now be accessed in the audio section.  We are now planning our next talks which we anticipate will include our speakers below.   If you are not already on our mailing list, please enter your details in the form below and we will keep you informed. 

Next cafe

Professor Jacqueline McGlade - POSTPONED from 18.45 on Monday 16th March 2020
POSTPONED - Climate Change: How can our political systems meet the challenge?

POSTPONED – Climate Change: How can our political systems meet the challenge?

As carbon emissions from fossil fuels rise inexorably from the world’s greatest industrial powers, it is clear that on our present course there is no hope of meeting the zero carbon emissions target that scientists say is essential to prevent catastrophe. Although huge strides have been made in the search ...
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Forthcoming Cafes

Dr Patrick Meehan - POSTPONED from 18.45 on Monday 27th April 2020
POSTPONED - Myanmar: Why peace remains elusive

POSTPONED – Myanmar: Why peace remains elusive

After decades of military rule, Myanmar’s 2010 General Election appeared to be a watershed moment and inspired hopes that Myanmar ...
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