Lord Christopher Monckton is a British politician, former newspaper editor, hereditary peer and public speaker. In recent years he has come to public attention for holding sceptical views about man-made climate change, repeatedly challenging Al Gore to debate him on the subject – so far to no avail.
Weds 11th May, 7pm @ Harris Manchester. Dominic Anthony Gerard Asquith CMG (b. 7 February 1957) is a British diplomat. He was British Ambassador to Iraq between 2006 and 2007 and is British Ambassador to Egypt since 2007.
By Max Munsie. It was a good while ago, back when Saddam Hussein was still in power. The notorious dictator decided to invade Kuwait and after the resulting Operation Desert Storm, the United Nations Security Council went into action and imposed sanctions against Iraq to the fullest extent in 1991.
By Edmund Le Brun. I sit cross legged on an ornate Turkish carpet, warming my hands on a bowl of sweet aniseed tea. Rich smoke billows from the mutton kebabs, as they sizzle and hiss as fiery spices are thrown onto the charcoal grill. In the background I hear the hurried murmuring of a Turkic...
Thurs 5th May, 12pm @ Exam Schools. Stanley Allen McChrystal is a retired four-star general in the United States Army with 34 years of service and a remarkable record of achievement.