UCL Institute of the Americas


Canada–UK Council Colloquium Report. Dilemmas of Democracy: Challenges to the International Order

12 November 2018, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

UCL Institute of the Americas

The Canada–UK Council report "Dilemmas of Democracy" discussed by Professor Robert Hazell, Anthony Cary and Kasim Khorasanee.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Dr Tony Mcculloch – Institute of the Americas
020 7679 2000


Room 103
UCL Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Sqaure
United Kingdom

The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to host a discussion of the Canada–UK  Council Report, Dilemmas of Democracy, reflecting the outcome of the 2017 Colloquium held at Runnymede. The Report was first launched at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in June 2018. That event sparked a lively debate  on such questions as the place of referenda in representative democracies, Brexit, the role of social media, and protection of citizens’ rights. 
The Canada-UK Council (CUKC) holds annual colloquia, alternately in the UK and Canada, with the blessing of the two governments which established the series in the early 1970s.  Every year it brings together a number of Canadian and British parliamentarians, officials, academics, journalists, business leaders and young scholars to discuss the public policy implications of a chosen topic. The object is to encourage knowledge-sharing and collaboration between Canada and the UK and to make recommendations to government. 

About the Speakers

Anthony Cary CMG

Chairman at Canada-UK Council.

 A former diplomat, he served as British Ambassador to Sweden (2003-6) and High Commissioner to Canada (2007-10). 



Professor Robert Hazell CBE

Professor of Government and the Constitution at UCL School of Public Policy




Kasim Khorasanee

Lawyer & first-year MPhil/PhD candidate at UCL Department of Political Science

qualified solicitor and first-year MPhil/PhD candidate in the UCL Department of Political Science. He holds an MA in Social & Political Sciences and an MPhil in International Relations, both from Cambridge University.