The CABLE team want our magazine to be more than something great to read. So we also organise a variety of public events. These events – which we call CABLE Dialogues – vary from public talks and guest speaker appearances, to roundtable events and debates. The CABLE Dialogues reflect our commitment to encouraging greater public engagement with, and discussion on, international affairs.

We’re always willing to work with new event partners. And we’re happy to take suggestions from our readers on the kinds of events they’d like to see. If you’d like to co-host events with us, or if you have good ideas for future CABLE Dialogues, please contact us.



CABLE Dialogues schedule – 

Thursday 22nd February 2018:

‘PROSPECTS FOR BRITISH BUSINESS IN RUSSIA AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE LINKS IN TODAY’S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CLIMATE’. Speaker: Ian Proud, UK Embassy, Moscow.

Venue: University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JS.

Coffee and registration from 5:30pm. The event begins at 6pm. It will be followed by a networking reception.

This event is being arranged in partnership with the Scotland-Russia Forum and University of Edinburgh Business School.

Event free: limited tickets. BOOK HERE.


Thursday 8 February 2018:

‘UN PEACEKEEPING – WHY BOTHER?’ CABLE editor John MacDonald in discussion with peacekeeping specialist & former UN observer, Dr. Norrie MacQueen. Venue: Blackfriars Bar, Merchant City, Glasgow, 7pm – 9pm.

Event free: limited tickets.  BOOK HERE.



Thursday 18 January 2018: 

‘THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY IN THE BALKANS’. Peter Geoghegan in conversation with Jasmin Mujanović.

Venue: Blackfriars Bar, Merchant City, Glasgow, 7pm – 9pm.

Event free: limited tickets. BOOK HERE.


Jasmin Mujanović and Peter Geoghegan discuss the crisis of democracy in the Balkans. Blackfriars Bar, Glasgow, 18 January 2018.