Oil, Energy Security and Global Order
17 October: President Tarja Halonen · Can the Welfare State work in a Globalising World?
Tarja Halonen is the President of the Republic of Finland.
13 November: Lord John Browne · The Past, Present and Future of Oil
Lord John Browne is the former chief executive of the global energy corporation BP and a crossbench member of the House of Lords.
9 January: Professor Michael Klare · Oil, War and Geopolitics - the Struggle over what Remains
Michael Klare is Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College, defence correspondent of The Nation magazine and author of Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency.
27 February: Lord Professor Nicholas Stern · Climate Change, Energy and the Way Ahead
Lord Nicholas Stern is a newly appointed professor of economics and director of the Asia Research Centre at LSE. He was the Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003, also acting as economic advisor for the UK Government.
7 May: Rt Hon David Miliband · Green Peace: Energy, Europe and the Global Order
David Miliband was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in June 2007.
Religion, Secularism and Modernity
13 March: Professor Madhavi Sunder · The New Enlightenment: How Muslim Women are Bringing Religion Out of the Dark Ages
Madhavi Sunder is a professor of law at University of California, Davis, School of Law, and visiting professor at Yale Law School.
6 May: Professor Tariq Modood · Multiculturalism and Secularism
Tariq Moodod is professor of sociology, politics and public policy at Bristol University. His research is concentrated on theory and politics of racism, racial equality, multiculturalism and secularism, with especial reference to British Asian Muslims.
29 May: Professor Veit Bader · What is Wrong with Secularism of all Sorts? Priority for Democracy
Veit Bader holds a chair in sociology, Faculty of Sociology, and in social and political philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, both at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
16 June: Professor Jose Casanova · Western Secularization and Globalization
Jose Casanova is professor of sociology at Georgetown University. His current research focuses on rethinking secularization from a global comparative perspective and the examination of transnational religion, migration, and diversity.