The annual Oxford Security Conference brings senior experts from the defence and international security community, as well as prestigious scholars, to discuss today’s most pressing security challenges facing the United Kingdom and the Anglosphere.
Since 2017, the Oxford Diplomacy & Geopolitics Forum has partnered with the Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom to host the Oxford Security Conference. The summit has brought together senior experts from the defence and international national security community, as well as prestigious scholars, to discuss today’s most pressing security challenges facing the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the broader Anglosphere. The conference proceeds under Chatham House rules, in the idyllic setting of Oxford. In previous years, the conference has featured keynote speakers from NATO, the UK Government, the EU, and leading scholars from the University of Oxford and other major institutions.
The Oxford Security Conference
“Crises & Great Power Competitions in the Era of Pandemic”
At St Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford
July 9th, 2022
This year, the conference will be hosted at St Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford. The conference is free to attend for faculty and graduate students, international guests, and students enrolled in the Oxford Diplomacy and Geopolitics Forum Summer Programme on International Affairs. Due to the prestigious nature of the event, invitations are strictly limited for this ticketed event and registration is required. Generally, invitations are offered to faculty and post-graduate students at the University of Oxford with a demonstrated interest in international security, as well as selected international guests. Students enrolled in the Summer Programme on International Affairs will also receive an invitation to the event.
"This is a moment to seize. The Kaleidoscope has been shaken. The pieces are in flux. Soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us re-order this world around us."
- Sir Anthony Charles Lynton Blair KG PC
Previous conferences have been held at Brasenose College, Green Templeton College, and St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Previous iterations of the conference have hosted large delegations from the Washington-based Atlantic Council, the Atlantic Council of the UK, the Conseil Atlantique de la France, the NATO Association of Canada, and the Atlantic Council of the Netherlands. International conference delegates were joined by Oxford Summer Programme students, and many other student affiliates from the University of Oxford. Keynote and major speakers have included: Dr. Jamie Shea (Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO HQ), Professor Alan Lee Williams, OBE (President of the Atlantic Council UK), Troels Froeling (Atlantic Treaty Association), Dr. Elisabeth Kendall (University of Oxford), Col. David King (Chairman of the Oxford Intelligence Group).