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Below is a list of the areas that I am currently working in:

Political Leadership Seminar

January 17, 2014

Political Leadership Seminar

Charles Clarke Clarke participated in a seminar on Political Leadership at the University of East Anglia.

“The Challenge of Non-Territorial autonomy”

November 29, 2013

“The Challenge of Non-Territorial autonomy”

Charles was the main speaker at the launch of “The Challenge of Non-Territorial autonomy”

“Drugs: Prohibition or Harm Reduction?” with Alan Howarth

November 28, 2013

“Drugs: Prohibition or Harm Reduction?” with Alan Howarth

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture with Alan Howarth at the University of East Anglia.

“The Centre Left Battleground” with Vince Cable

November 25, 2013

“The Centre Left Battleground” with Vince Cable

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture with Vince Cable at the University of East Anglia.

Is it time that London had it’s own Migration Policy?

November 19, 2013

Is it time that London had it’s own Migration Policy?

Charles Clarke participated in a debate organised by Westminster City Council

Britain without Europe – Europe without Britain

November 18, 2013

Britain without Europe – Europe without Britain

Charles Clarke participated in a discussion about the future of UK / European Union relations

“Ready for Ageing?” with Geoffrey Filkin

November 14, 2013

“Ready for Ageing?” with Geoffrey Filkin

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture with Geoffrey Filkin at the University of East Anglia.

Charles Clarke gives evidence in Phone Hacking trial

Charles Clarke gives evidence in Phone Hacking trial

Charles Clarke gave evidence at the Old Bailey for the Phone Hacking trial

“Stable Governance of Scotland” with Jack McConnell

November 7, 2013

“Stable Governance of Scotland” with Jack McConnell

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture with Jack McConnell at the University of East Anglia.

Cities in Transition – UCL Panel

Cities in Transition – UCL Panel

Charles Clarke participated in a Discussion Panel at University College London

British Council South Asia Forum

November 6, 2013

British Council South Asia Forum

Charles Clarke participated in a British Council South Asia Forum event

Seminar on Raising Educational Attainment

October 24, 2013

Seminar on Raising Educational Attainment

Charles Clarke chaired a seminar jointly organised by the Migration Policy Institute

Robbins 50 years on

October 22, 2013

Robbins 50 years on

Charles Clarke participated in a one day conference at the London School of Economics

Association of Commonwealth Universities 100

October 18, 2013

Association of Commonwealth Universities 100

Charles Clarke helped the Association celebrate its 100th birthday

Challenge of Faith Education in Modern Society

October 10, 2013

Challenge of Faith Education in Modern Society

Charles Clarke led the first seminar in the ‘Issues in Religion and Education Seminar series’

Justice Across Borders Fringe

September 23, 2013

Justice Across Borders Fringe

Charles participated in a Justice Across Borders Fringe Meeting at the Labour Party Conference

Impact on Ireland of UK JHA Opt-Out

July 25, 2013

Impact on Ireland of UK JHA Opt-Out

Charles Clarke chaired a European Council on Foreign Relations discussion about the impact on Ireland

Faith in a Rapidly Changing World

July 22, 2013

Faith in a Rapidly Changing World

Charles Clarke gave a lecture entitled ‘Faith in a Rapidly Changing World’ at the Lancaster Priory (http://www.lancasterpriory.org/index.htm)

European Council on Foreign Relations

June 7, 2013

European Council on Foreign Relations

Charles Clarke attended the annual Council meeting in Vienna.

Higher Education and Religion

April 5, 2013

Higher Education and Religion

Charles participated in a conference on Education and Religion at Cambridge University

Will Britain Leave the European Union?

March 22, 2013

Will Britain Leave the European Union?

Charles Clarke delivered a lecture at the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto. The

British Council ‘Going Global’ in Dubai

March 6, 2013

British Council ‘Going Global’ in Dubai

Charles Clarke attended the British Council’s annual ‘Going Global’ Conference

Westminster Faith Debate on ‘the sexualisation of society’

February 27, 2013

Westminster Faith Debate on ‘the sexualisation of society’

Charles Clarke organised the second series of

Too Difficult Box: Equality with Trevor Phillips

February 21, 2013

Too Difficult Box: Equality with Trevor Phillips

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture with Trevor Phillips

Whither the Labour Party?

February 12, 2013

Whither the Labour Party?

Charles Clarke gave a seminar on Whither the Labour Party

Too Difficult Box: Welfare Reform with David Blunkett MP

February 7, 2013

Too Difficult Box: Welfare Reform with David Blunkett MP

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture

Too Difficult Box: Child Protection with Tim Loughton MP

January 31, 2013

Too Difficult Box: Child Protection with Tim Loughton MP

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture

Education World Forum Opening

January 28, 2013

Education World Forum Opening

Charles Clarke addressed the Opening Session of the Education World Forum in London

Impact and Effectiveness of Ministerial Reshuffles

December 13, 2012

Impact and Effectiveness of Ministerial Reshuffles

Charles Clarke gave oral evidence to the House of Commons

Launch of NUS History Book

December 6, 2012

Launch of NUS History Book

Charles Clarke attended the launch party for the NUS History Book

Westminster Faith Interview with Delia Smith

December 5, 2012

Westminster Faith Interview with Delia Smith

Charles Clarke chaired the third Westminster Faith Interview

Too Difficult Box: Regulation of the Media with Lord David Hunt

November 29, 2012

Too Difficult Box: Regulation of the Media with Lord David Hunt

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture

What Can Government’s Do to improve National Education Systems

November 28, 2012

What Can Government’s Do to improve National Education Systems

Charles Clarke delivered a public policy

Caspian Corridor Conference

November 26, 2012

Caspian Corridor Conference

Charles Clarke participated in a panel on Education and Sports at Caspian Corridor Conference

Too Difficult Box: Reform of the House of Lords with Baroness Liz Symons

November 22, 2012

Too Difficult Box: Reform of the House of Lords with Baroness Liz Symons

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture

Westminster Faith Interview with Shirley Williams

November 21, 2012

Westminster Faith Interview with Shirley Williams

The second Westminster Faith Interview featured Shirley Williams

Too Difficult Box: Pensions with Baroness Patricia Hollis

November 15, 2012

Too Difficult Box: Pensions with Baroness Patricia Hollis

Charles Clarke organized the Too Difficult Box lecture

Minorities, Nations and Cultural Diversity, Queens University Belfast

November 9, 2012

Minorities, Nations and Cultural Diversity, Queens University Belfast

Charles Clarke gave a keynote speech at this international conference

Too Difficult Box: Food Security with Professor David Baulcombe

November 8, 2012

Too Difficult Box: Food Security with Professor David Baulcombe

Charles Clarke chaired the Too Difficult Box lecture

Westminster Faith Interview with John Sulston

November 7, 2012

Westminster Faith Interview with John Sulston

Charles Clarke chaired the first Westminster Interview by Andrew Brown, of the Guardian, and Nobel-prize winner Sir John Sulston.

Technology Enhanced Learning Conference, Royal Society

November 6, 2012

Technology Enhanced Learning Conference, Royal Society

Charles Clarke chaired the discussion panel at the TEL Conference at the Royal Society

Paying for Public Services

November 1, 2012

Paying for Public Services

Charles Clarke gave this lecture in UEA’s ‘Too Difficult Box’ lecture series

University Museums in the UK and Japan

October 25, 2012

University Museums in the UK and Japan

Charles Clarke moderated two public lectures by the Directors of the Kyoto University Museum and the University Museum, University of Tokyo

British Egyptian Education Conference

September 19, 2012

British Egyptian Education Conference

Charles Clarke spoke at a Conference organised by the British-Egyptian Society

Transforming Policing for the 21st Century

September 14, 2012

Transforming Policing for the 21st Century

Charles Clarke spoke at a Conference organised by the Think Tank Reform on the Future of Policing.

Final Westminster Faith Debate

July 24, 2012

Final Westminster Faith Debate

Rowan Williams, Tony Blair and Charles Moore formed the panel

Evidence to Lords Select Committee on Migration

July 18, 2012

Evidence to Lords Select Committee on Migration

Charles Clarke gave oral evidence to the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee F

‘A New Asia?’ Conference

June 28, 2012

‘A New Asia?’ Conference

Charles Clarke participated in a Conference to address the political, economic and social landscape of modern East Asia

Lecture at Plymouth University

June 26, 2012

Lecture at Plymouth University

Charles Clarke gave a lecture at Plymouth University on International Challenges in Higher Education

Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin

June 21, 2012

Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin

Charles Clarke presented a session entitled “Reducing Economic Inequalities by the Expansion of…

Evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee

June 13, 2012

Evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee

Charles Clarke to the House of Lords Constitution Committee enquiry

Seminar on media plurality

May 23, 2012

Seminar on media plurality

Charles Clarke was a panelist at a seminar in the House of Commons hosted by the Centre for

Joe Nye dinner on Europe

May 22, 2012

Joe Nye dinner on Europe

Charles Clarke participated in a dinner organised by the European Council on Foreign Relations

Presentation at St Anthony’s College, Oxford

Presentation at St Anthony’s College, Oxford

Charles Clarke gave a presentation about his migration essay at the European Studies Centre of St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Alexandria Trust in Cairo

May 12, 2012

Alexandria Trust in Cairo

Charles Clarke participated in a Planning Workshop in Cairo to establish a new Arab Journal of Higher Education

Sixth Westminster Faith Debate, on Trends in Religion

May 2, 2012

Sixth Westminster Faith Debate, on Trends in Religion

The sixth of the Westminster Faith Debates was chaired by Charles Clarke

Fifth Westminster Faith Debate, on Religious Freedom

April 18, 2012

Fifth Westminster Faith Debate, on Religious Freedom

The fifth of the Westminster Faith Debates was chaired by Charles Clarke

Education Investor Summit

April 17, 2012

Education Investor Summit

Charles Clarke participated on a panel at the 2012 Education Investor Summi

Oral Evidence to Independent Police Commission

March 21, 2012

Oral Evidence to Independent Police Commission

Charles Clarke gave oral evidence to the Independent Police Commission

Fourth Westminster Faith Debate, on Welfare

Fourth Westminster Faith Debate, on Welfare

The fourth of the Westminster Faith Debates, which addressed the role of religious organisations

ICT in Education Awards

March 9, 2012

ICT in Education Awards

Charles Clarke presented the NAACE ICT Impact awards at the NAACE Annual Conference

Third Westminster Faith Debate, on Radicalisation

March 7, 2012

Third Westminster Faith Debate, on Radicalisation

The third of the Westminster Faith Debates was chaired by Charles Clarke.

Dublin thinktank lecture on migration

March 6, 2012

Dublin thinktank lecture on migration

Charles Clarke gave a lecture on migration at the leading Dublin international policy thinktank

Launch of Brussels office of MPI

February 27, 2012

Launch of Brussels office of MPI

Charles Clarke participated in the launch of the Brussels office of the Migration Policy Institute

Second Westminster Faith Debate, on Education

February 22, 2012

Second Westminster Faith Debate, on Education

The second of the Westminster Faith Debates was chaired by Charles Clarke

Education Conference in Tashkent

February 16, 2012

Education Conference in Tashkent

Charles Clarke attended an Education Conference hosted by the Uzbek government

National Union of Students 90th Birthday

February 10, 2012

National Union of Students 90th Birthday

The NUS is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2012 by building a record of comments about the NUS

Westminster Faith Debates begin

February 8, 2012

Westminster Faith Debates begin

The first of the Westminster Faith Debates addressing “Religious Identity in ‘superdiverse’ Societies”

Launch of Mathsworld UK

January 26, 2012

Launch of Mathsworld UK

Mathsworld UK, a project to create the first major exploratorium and museum in the United Kingdom dedicated to mathematics

Saving Schengen

January 20, 2012

Saving Schengen

The Centre for European Reform held a discussion to discuss the position of freedom of movement within the European Union

Education World Forum

January 9, 2012

Education World Forum

This year’s annua lEducation World Forum involved over 60 education ministers from throughout the world.

Westminster Faith Debates

December 16, 2011

Westminster Faith Debates

The Religion and Society Research programme published details of its Westminster Faith debates

Centre for Social Justice

December 1, 2011

Centre for Social Justice

Charles Clarke gave a lecture entitled the Roles of Education and Educational Research in promoting Social Justice

Lancaster University Question Time

November 29, 2011

Lancaster University Question Time

This question time event focused on the interrelationship between politics, religion and philosophy

‘Facing Up to  Immigration’

November 24, 2011

‘Facing Up to Immigration’

Charles Clarke gave this lecture in UEA’s ‘Too Difficult Box’ lecture series

The text of the lecture

Education Investor awards

November 17, 2011

Education Investor awards

Charles Clarke was a judge for the Education Investor awards, which were awarded at its annual dinner

Migration Policy Institute Transatlantic Council meeting

November 16, 2011

Migration Policy Institute Transatlantic Council meeting

Charles Clarke participated in a meeting of the Transatlantic Council of the Migration Policy Institute

‘Confidentiality and Collaboration’

November 11, 2011

‘Confidentiality and Collaboration’

Charles Clarke delivered the keynote address at a national academic conference addressing the ethics of information

European Council for Foreign Relations, Warsaw

November 9, 2011

European Council for Foreign Relations, Warsaw

Charles Clarke participated in a meeting of the Council of the European Council for Foreign Relations

WISE

October 31, 2011

WISE

Charles Clarke is attending the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Conference in Doha, Qatar

Centre for Japanese Studies

September 28, 2011

Centre for Japanese Studies

Charles Clarke moderated the Inaugural Lecture of UEA’s Centre for Japanese Studies. This was given by Professor Yakushiji

Conflict Research Society

September 6, 2011

Conflict Research Society

Charles Clarke gave the opening keynote address at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Conflict Research Society

UEA Green Community Challenge

July 16, 2011

UEA Green Community Challenge

The UEA Green Community Challenge 2011 event was organised by MBA Strategic Carbon

The Coalition At One

June 29, 2011

The Coalition At One

A Conference ‘The Coalition At One’, in which I participated, was organized by the University of East Anglia

Food For Thought

June 28, 2011

Food For Thought

Carol and I held a ‘Food For Thought’ party in London for a group of friends where we discussed an excellent paper

Religion in Education

June 15, 2011

Religion in Education

To mark the 140th anniversary of the UniversityTest Acts University College London organised a seminar:

E-Learning Africa Conference

May 25, 2011

E-Learning Africa Conference

I attended the E-Learning Africa Conference, this year in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania.

Saudi Technical Conference and Exhibition

April 23, 2011

Saudi Technical Conference and Exhibition

Charles Clarke participated in the Riyadh Technical and Vocational

‘Reform’ Education Roundtable Seminar

‘Reform’ Education Roundtable Seminar

Charles Clarke led a lunchtime roundtable seminar on the issues which need to be addressing in improving Britain’s

The Naomi Sargant Memorial Debate

April 5, 2011

The Naomi Sargant Memorial Debate

This third Naomi Sargant Memorial Event, organised by Channel 4, the Open University and NIACE, was a debate

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects

April 4, 2011

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects

Together with Jack Straw, David Blunkett and Peter Goldsmith I gave evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on

Hope Street Centre, Liverpool

March 23, 2011

Hope Street Centre, Liverpool

A seminar at the Hope Street Centre in Liverpool addressed the contribution that the ‘Big Society’ could make

University of Lancaster

University of Lancaster

This lecture was the inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor in Politics and Faith at the University of Lancaster.

European Council on Foreign Relations

March 16, 2011

European Council on Foreign Relations

Led a Black Coffee Morning at the European Council on Foreign Relations on ‘Europe and migration: Reconciling Europe’s

Apeldoorn Conference 2011

March 6, 2011

Apeldoorn Conference 2011

The theme of the excellent 2011 Apeldoorn Conference was ‘Making Successful Cities’. The full proceedings are here

Role of Courts in Democracy

February 11, 2011

Role of Courts in Democracy

This debate on the ‘Role of Courts in a Democracy’ addressed the contemporary relationship between Parliament and the

Seminar of ‘The Blair Government’

February 7, 2011

Seminar of ‘The Blair Government’

This seminar at Queen Mary College London, which addressed public sector reform, is part of a series convened

Too Difficult Box Inaugural Lecture

January 20, 2011

Too Difficult Box Inaugural Lecture

Inaugural lecture at UEA, the Too Difficult Box ‘This was the first in the ‘Too Difficult Box’ lecture

Demos Europa Seminar

January 17, 2011

Demos Europa Seminar

Lecture at Demos Europa seminar, University of Warsaw on Migration in the European Union. This seminar, on the

Presentation to WISE

December 7, 2010

Presentation to WISE

This presentation, on December 7th 2010, set out some central themes to be followed in improving national education

Vote Labour in North Norfolk

November 18, 2010

Vote Labour in North Norfolk

This speech criticises the position of the Liberal Democrats in relation to student tuition fees and makes the

India DIDAC

September 23, 2010

India DIDAC

This speech was an address to the e-India Conference in Mumbai (website) on September 23rd 2010. It addresses

Browne Review

February 8, 2010

Browne Review

Evidence to Lord Browne’s Independent review of Higher education and Student Finance. Part of the Browne review, February

Queens Speech 2009

November 18, 2009

Queens Speech 2009

On November 18th 2009, Charles Clarke made this speech in Parliament in the debate on the Queen’s Speech:-

E-India Keynote

August 25, 2009

E-India Keynote

This speech was a keynote address to the e-India Conference in Hyderabad (www.eindia.net.in/2009/digitalLEARNING/index.asp) on August 25th 2009. It

Progress Lecture

May 23, 2009

Progress Lecture

This speech in London on September 23rd 2009 was the second in their “New Thinking for Britain’s next

Fabian Society

May 19, 2009

Fabian Society

This is a Fabian Society lecture on 19 May 2009, during the European Parliament election campaign, making the

International Policing Tallinn

April 27, 2009

International Policing Tallinn

This lecture argues for strong police-community relations. It was given to the International Associations of Chiefs of Police

Iraq is Changing

April 9, 2009

Iraq is Changing

This press statement, jointly with Charlie Falconer, summarises our assessment of the situation in Iraq on April 9th

Intergrated Public Safety

November 19, 2007

Intergrated Public Safety

This speech addresses the need for an integrated public safety system if countries are effectively to combat terrorism.

Housing in the next decade

April 25, 2007

Housing in the next decade

This speech argued for major reform in our approach to housing. It was given at a seminar organized

Royal Television Society

March 28, 2007

Royal Television Society

This 2007 speech to the Royal Television Society assessed the current state of the relationship between Politics and

Economic Policy and Taxation

February 7, 2007

Economic Policy and Taxation

This speech sets out a proposed approach to economic policy and taxation. It formed part of the ‘Life

House of Lords

January 17, 2007

House of Lords

This is evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Select Committee in January 17th 2007. It addresses the

Future of Immigration Policy

December 15, 2006

Future of Immigration Policy

This speech sets out the way in which an effective system to control immigration can be established. It

Future Green Politics

November 30, 2006

Future Green Politics

This speech makes the case for giving priority to green politics. It was given to the Institute for

Fabian Foreign Policy

November 29, 2006

Fabian Foreign Policy

This lecture to the Fabian Society in London on November 29th 2009 gave an overview of the international

Identity and Civil Liberties

November 25, 2006

Identity and Civil Liberties

This speech makes the case for a national identity register and identity card system. It was given at

Policy Review

September 5, 2006

Policy Review

This speech made proposals for the steps that Labour needed to take in order to win the 2010

Heritage Foundation

October 5, 2005

Heritage Foundation

This lecture was given on 5 October 2005 to the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC. The lecture made

Labour Party Conference 2005

September 27, 2005

Labour Party Conference 2005

This was the Home Secretary’s speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, on September 27th 2005.

Conference,

Since

Prison Reform Trust

September 19, 2005

Prison Reform Trust

This lecture set out a completely different approach to penal policy. It was given to the Prison Reform

European Parliment

September 7, 2005

European Parliment

This speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on September 7th 2005 set out the approach of the

Future of Local Government

October 20, 2004

Future of Local Government

This speech sets out the need for to restructure the partnership between national and local government. It was