65 years of Wilton Park at Wiston House

News - 9 February, 2016

2016 marks not one, but two milestones for Wilton Park. Whilst we celebrate 70 years of existence as a diplomatic institution, we also mark our arrival at our green and pleasant home in Sussex. We are Wilton Park at Wiston House – many of our welcome participants and guests understandably get confused by the two […]

The UK leads the world in soft power

News - 17 July, 2015

We reflect upon the UK’s position at the top of the Soft Power 30 index of global soft power, and look at our ongoing contributions to that success. The UK is the world leader in soft power, according to a new annual ranking of the strength of national soft power assets. The Soft Power 30, […]

Commemorating 100 years since Britain entered the First World War

News - 1 August, 2014

Monday 4 August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the bloodiest conflicts in history – the First World War – which ended on 11 November 1918, Armistice Day. As a war unmatched to any seen before, World War One, also known as ‘the Great War’, marks one of the […]

Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity

News - 24 June, 2014

“Soft power is not only something that countries do outwardly, but is also a way of being internally” Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 May 2014 (WP1289) In May, we ran the roundtable meeting, Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity, in association with the British Embassy in Mexico and the […]

The Commonwealth celebrates its 65th anniversary

News - 28 April, 2014

Although the Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire, it was formally constituted by the London Declaration on April 28, 1949, which established member states as ‘free and equal’ after India declared that although they wished to become republics they still wanted to remain within the Commonwealth. It now […]

2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

Wilton Park in 2014 – what does power mean in the modern world?

News - 17 January, 2014

We start the year by considering the future of power and the challenges of modern diplomacy and policy planning – a theme which continues throughout our conferences in the first part of the year. We began by looking at how power is defined in the world today, how this concept is changing, and who will […]

Wilton Park World Radio is launched

News - 22 November, 2013

Today sees the launch of Wilton Park World Radio on which we will broadcast a selection of our podcasts covering a range of issues and interviews with key opinion formers from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, the military and media. Wilton Park World Radio will be streaming 24 hours a day […]

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