CRIC Annual Conference 2018: Freedom and Fragmentation
25 – 27 September 2018
Harris Manchester College,

(invitation only)

CRIC Annual Conference 2018

Freedom and Fragmentation | 25 – 27 September 2018

The past year has seen more fraying of the international rules-based order that was put in place after World War 2 and further developed in the aftermath of the Cold War. The network of alliances and relationships that used to be called the ‘Free World’ is crumbling.

The mantra of national best interest is being successfully promoted by a new generation of authoritarian populist leaders across the world who at best sit lightly to the principles of liberal democracy and have little time for freedom, fairness or
accountability. Peaceful coexistence, the well-being of minorities and respect for knowledge and truth are evaporating at the same time that technological developments proceed at a dizzying pace. It is in this dangerous climate that the next CRIC Annual Conference will be held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, from 25th to 27th September 2018.

This is an invitation-only event where we bring together about forty professional colleagues from around the world to share the outcome of our work during the last twelve months and engage in thoughtful reflection and future planning on our various areas of interest and concern including fundamentalism, radicalization and terrorism, the challenges of communal violence, the re-emergence of nuclear threats, and the problems for first nation peoples.

We already have a substantial programme in place with contributors from all around the world and we will be sending the details out to you shortly.

As previously we are delighted to have an agreement with the editor of the New England Journal of Public Policy to publish the papers from the conference in a special issue.

More information & register at:


September 25 @ 08:00


Harris Manchester College Mansfield Road Oxford OX1 3TD