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6 March 2023 - 6 March 2023

6:00PM - 7:00PM

This event will take place both in-person and virtually. Please see listing for further details.

  • This event is free to attend but booking is required

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Join us for a conversation with distinguished alumnus Lord Darroch of Kew, the UK's former Permanent Representative to the EU, National Security Adviser, and US Ambassador.

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Brexit, Trump, and the War in Ukraine: Democracy in Turbulent Times with Lord Darroch of Kew

As part of Durham Global Week join the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) for a conversation with Lord Darroch of Kew, the UK’s former Permanent Representative to the EU, National Security Advisor, and US Ambassador.

During this in-person and virtual event, Lord Darroch will share his views on the current state of Western Democracy, in the aftermath of Brexit, the Trump presidency, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Drawing on his extensive experience navigating complex global affairs, Lord Darroch will provide valuable insights on the difficulties and uncertainties facing democracies today and the role of diplomacy in addressing these challenges.

Whether you are an international relations scholar or simply interested in current events, this conversation will offer a fascinating perspective on the state of democracy in the 21st century.

Register now to secure your place online or in-person and join this thought-provoking conversation.

The in-person event will be followed by a networking reception.


6pm - 7pm Lecture with Lord Darroch

In-person: TLC033

Online: via Zoom

7pm - 8pm Networking reception 

In-person only: Zing Cafe


This event is free to attend but booking is required

This event is open to Durham alumni, staff and students. Event booking will close at 12pm on Wednesday 1 March 2023.

Where and when

The in-person lecture will be in Room TLC033 in the Teaching & Learning Centre, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LS.

The virtual event will be live streamed via Zoom. 

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