We’ve had some great discussions and pieces this month, not least last week’s DC event with Harvard geopolitics legend Joseph Nye and RAND Corporation’s (and PS21 global fellow) Ali Wyne.
We had another great event yesterday in Washington with Omar Hamid and Negar Razavi, again both PS21 global fellows) on crime and counterterrorism in Karachi. Takeaways from the former are available below, the latter will be published next week.
Next week’s London joint discussion with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy on foreign perspectives on the UK General Election is already full, although you can email me to go on the waiting list. We still have space for the April 29 discussion on the Middle East however.
Here are our upcoming events:
April 29: London discussion on the future of the Middle East, with Alia Brahimi from Oxford University, former UK diplomat Joseph Walker-Cousins and Metsa Rahimi from Deutsche Bank
April 29: DC event on the “UK Election, does it really matter?” with Former EU Official Sir Michael Leigh (chair), George Washington University’s Scheherazade Rehman, Peter Foster of The Daily Telegraph and Dan Roberts of The Guardian
May 18: London discussion on Social Media and British Politics, with Tim Hardy from Beyond Clicktivism, Sandy Schumann at Oxford University, and Jonn Elledge from New Statesman/Citimetric
Here are the latest pieces posted on the PS21 website this week (or those of our partners):
PS21 Africa Editor and Contributor Emmanuel Akinwotu writes for Reuters on the challenges for Nigeria after the election and a year on from the #bringbackourgirls campaign
PS21 Global Fellow Jennifer Abrahamson writes on the 10th anniversary of her friend Marla’s death and the ongoing challenge of keeping track of civilian casualties in conflict
PS21 Global Fellow, Tim Hardy writes on the ever more pervasive surveillance techniques and the chilling effect they have in human rights
PS21 Global Fellow Frank Spring writes on the rise and rise of national innovation foundations as part of a wider report with Steven Ezell and Katarzyna Bitka comparing them across several countries
And finally, we have the transcript, takeaways and video from the April 2 Joseph Nye event in Washington DC
Also good to see the Brookings Institution quoting and linking to our conflict death toll report in this posting earlier this month.
A comprehensive list of previous postings is listed below:
09/04/2015 Organising in the 21st Century: Linda Tirado
05/04/2015 The Islamic State in Libya – Alia Brahimi
28/03/2015 Yemen heads down Syria’s path – Hayat Alvi
25/03/2015 PS21 at Two (Months) – Peter Apps
17/03/2015 PS21 Announces 10 New Global Fellows
11/03/2015 Introducing PS21 World – Peter Apps
24/02/2015 The Arab Spring@4: Introducing PS21 MIDEAST
12/02/2015 DC Revolutions Event: Key Takeaways/ Video
30/01/2015 London Cyber Discussion: Key Takeaways
22/01/2015 Introducing PS21