Samir Puri

Samir Puri

Samir Puri is adjunct professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
Studies and a lecturer in King's College London's War Studies Department. Alongside
his academic posts he has been an advisor to the Ministry of Defence (2018-19) and
the Commonwealth Secretariat (2017). Before academia he worked for the Foreign
Office (2009-15) and RAND (2006-09).

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  1. 104. THE SHADOW OF EMPIRE: BRITAIN, IMPERIALISM, AND HOW WE VIEW THE PAST
    104. THE SHADOW OF EMPIRE: BRITAIN, IMPERIALISM, AND HOW WE VIEW THE PAST

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    In what promises to be an absorbing and thought-provoking discussion chaired by Ali Ansari, Samir Puri and Zareer Masani - intellectual heavyweights both - will be discussing how we view the British Empire in retrospect, its ongoing tentacles and how it should be regarded in the light of other empires and an ever-evolving world.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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