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Please note that registration for this event will close on Friday 20 May for in-person tickets and Wednesday 25 May for online tickets.

The twice-postponed Kigali Commonwealth summit is now due to take place, as an in-person event, in the week beginning 20 June 2022. The leaders' debate is likely to be lively. Can the significant decline in resources be reversed and new relevance and impact be restored to the Commonwealth's programmes? With a hotly-contested election for the post of Secretary-General under way, a controversial Chair-in-Office and Prince Charles assuming a greater role in representing the Head, will the Commonwealth have the leadership necessary for future challenges? With recurrent questions about Rwanda's commitment to human rights and controversy about how Commonwealth nations should treat refugees and migrants, is the association doing enough to sustain its values? And can the Commonwealth’s networks sustain it as a relevant soft power organisation for the twenty-first century, given the current turbulence in international relations following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
"Is the Commonwealth Working?" - Come and hear a wide spectrum of international panellists debate these important questions.


09:00 | Arrival & Registration
09:30 | Session 1: Networks
11:00 | Break
11:30 | Session 2: Leadership
13:00 | Lunch
14:00 | Session 3: Values
15:30 | Break
16:00 | Session 4: Programmes
17:30 | Conference close & reception

Download the conference programme.

Ticket cost

  • General admission: £15
  • Concession (student/unwaged): £10
  • Online: Free of charge

This event is organised by the Round Table and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, in partnership with the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Association. 

All welcome- but advanced registration is required.