‘Is the Commonwealth working?’ – recordings of conference now online

Is the Commonwealth working? This was the theme of a pre-CHOGM [Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting] discussion held on 27 May at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.

This event, which included in-person and virtual panellists and audiences, was organised by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs(Opens in new window) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in partnership with the Commonwealth Foundation(Opens in new window) and the Commonwealth Association(Opens in new window).

In her introduction at Senate House, University of London Vice Chancellor, Prof Wendy Thomson(Opens in new window) said that the role of international organisations was very much in the public eye today. She added that the job of such organisations has never been more difficult. “The Commonwealth, with its history and its membership, has a very important role to play,” Professor Thomson said.

The sessions focused on Networks, Leadership, Values and Programmes and included speakers from across the Commonwealth.

They can be viewed on the Institute’s website here