Past Institute lectures

Embracing Global Challenges

How does humanity embrace global challenges that brook no national boundaries? The harm to the ecology of our planet cannot be addressed without international collaboration; nor can technology’s benefits and threats.

Similarly, to answer the question of where millions of migrating people find their home requires a globe-wide reconnection with our common humanity. What sort of people must we become, and how should our institutions and policy makers adapt, if we are to address the needs of the 21st century and beyond?

Embracing Global Challenges explored ways in which humanity can respond creatively and courageously to our unfolding story.


The One People Oration 2018: Embracing Global Challenges

The Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

Westminster Dialogue: Have We Killed the Planet?

Michael McCarthy, former environment correspondent of both The Times and The Independent, and Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute

Westminster Dialogue: Has migration overwhelmed us?

Ann Singleton, Senior Research Fellow in School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol and Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC News

Westminster Dialogue: Have the machines taken over?

Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and Richard Sargeant, Chief Commercial Officer, ASI Data Science


Join Institute mailing list

If you want to receive updates about our upcoming public programmes, sign up for our mailing list.