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  • Events on April 1, 2014
    The Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Will They Succeed?
    Starts: 13:00
    Ends: April 1, 2014 - 14:00
    Location: London
    Description: Full details here:

    Over a decade has passed since Iranian dissidents first revealed the Islamic Republic’s illicit nuclear program. Since then, the international community has made herculean efforts to ensure that Tehran – the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism – be kept away from the world’s most dangerous weapons.

    Last November, crippling sanctions implemented by the US, UN and EU finally forced Iran to sign a six-month interim agreement enhancing nuclear inspections and limiting certain aspects of enrichment in exchange for significant sanctions relief. The interim deal was meant to lead to a permanent agreement, but with the six-month deadline fast approaching, none seems in sight.

    Which tools – economic and diplomatic – can Western negotiators use to persuade Iran to change its course? What happens if negotiations fail, and the mullahs continue their march toward nuclear weapons? Should the West prepare for military action? If so – what kind, when and by whom?
  • Events on April 1, 2014
    The UK Parliament's role in advancing the rights of women and girls
    Starts: 16:00
    Ends: April 1, 2014 - 18:00
    Location: London
    Description: IPU Room, Westminster Hall

    A British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) event with a report back session from the UN Women's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 58.
    To book: or x3011
  • Events on April 1, 2014
    From A-Z: the future of mobility
    Starts: 19:00
    Ends: April 1, 2014 - 21:30
    Location: London
    Description: Attlee room, Royal Court, Palace of Westminster
    A dinner considering how the UK can become a global leader in the area of mobility, discussing the decisions that need to be made today to prepare us for the demands of transport in the future.
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  • Events on April 2, 2014
    UK Speechwriters' Guild Spring Conference
    Starts: 00:00
    Ends: April 5, 2014 - 00:00
    Location: Oxford
    Description: UK Speechwriters’ Guild conferences are a unique way to understand the challenges of writing for leaders by spending two days in the company of some of the top speechwriters in Europe.

    The founder of the White House Writers Group, Clark Judge, will be the keynote speaker. Clark Judge wrote for the Reagan and Bush administrations.

    Pre-conference training will be delivered by Dr Max Atkinson, the UK’s leading expert on speechwriting and public speaking.

    Further details and booking here:
  • Events on April 2, 2014
    Taking Stock: Supporting SMEs in a Recovering Economy
    Starts: 08:30
    Ends: April 2, 2014 - 09:30
    Location: London
    Description: Dining room B, Palace of Westminster
    A breakfast providing an opportunity to reflect on SME growth – how to nurture small and medium businesses, addressing the very different needs of firms under the SME banner and the experiences of firms that seek to raise capital by moving from private to listed companies.
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  • Events on April 2, 2014
    Innovation, Development and Feasibility (ID&F) Steering Board
    Starts: 11:00
    Ends: April 2, 2014 - 12:30
    Location: London
    Description: Innovation, Development and Feasibility (ID&F) Steering Board
    Room 320 , Millbank House
    The Steering Board sits in public on a monthly basis, and attendees from across the Parliament are welcome to attend.
    See for further details.
  • Events on April 2, 2014
    Mandela’s ‘ideal of a democratic and free society’: where does it stand 20 years on?
    Starts: 12:30
    Ends: April 2, 2014 - 13:45
    Location: London
    Description: CPA room, Westminster Hall
    A Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) lecture exploring the factors likely to affect the outcome of the election in South Africa on 7 May, and the opportunities and challenges awaiting its victors.
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  • Events on April 2, 2014
    Calling all former state school students!
    Starts: 14:00
    Ends: April 2, 2014 - 17:00
    Location: London
    Description: Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
    Future First’s advisory council will be in Parliament to connect with anyone on the Parliamentary estate who went to a state school and wants to reconnect with their school to support current students. See for further details.
  • Events on April 2, 2014
    The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism
    Starts: 18:30
    Ends: April 2, 2014 - 20:00
    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Description: Full details here:

    You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism – its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it.

    David Harvey (@profdavidharvey) is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. This event marks the publication of Professor Harvey’s new book, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism.

    Murray Low is associate professor of human geography in the Department of Geography & Environment at LSE.
  • Events on April 3, 2014
    Freedom in Forgiveness
    Starts: 18:30
    Ends: April 3, 2014 - 20:00
    Location: London
    Description: Full details here:

    As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, she began to travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she travelled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.

    Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives “wife lessons” from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark, being tortured.

    Vivid and suspenseful, hers is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity. A captivating, unforgettable speaker, Lindhout alights on the positive and leaves the audience with a fuller understanding of the freedom we can all experience when we choose to embrace compassion. What emerges is a celebration of resilience — a powerful portrait of the strength of the human spirit.