In case you missed it…


2019 London Common Ground Awards

On 17 June, we celebrated over 20 years of partnership between the UK and Search for Common Ground. This year’s Common Ground Award was awarded to H.E. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka, for her outstanding political vision and courage.


How Do You Lead a Divided Country? A Masterclass with Former First Females

Our first ever masterclass, we hosted intimate conversation with two former Heads of State who helped lead their countries out of periods of revolution and war: Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka and Her Excellency Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva, former President of Kyrgyzstan at the Conduit on 18 June. These courageous leaders discussed the difficult decisions they made in an effort to reunite and stabilize their countries during difficult periods, as well as the unique challenges they faced and overcame as the first - and still only - women to lead their respective countries as Heads of State.