We are at the end of a much anticipated week in Britain, and with a catastrophic loss for Labour, a landslide victory for the SNP and David Cameron sitting confidently at the helm of the Conservative Party (for now), you won’t want to miss our discussion on Wednesday. See below for details to our London event on the election.
Here are our upcoming events for the rest of this month:
May 13: London event on the UK Election – What We’ve Learned with Frank Spring, US political strategist, independent consultant for innovation, politics and security issues and PS21 Global Fellow, Michael Peacock: Europe Middle East and Africa Politics and Economics Editor, Thomson Reuters and Georgina Stubbs: Journalist, The Sun
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
For links to the latest pieces posted on our PS21 website this week and those of our partners, see below:
Patrick Bury is the Libya Analyst for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, has been a private security specialist since 2011 and is also currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Exeter’s Strategy and Security Institute and PS21 Global Fellow. He looks at Libya’s future in his piece What now for Libya?
PS21 executive director Peter Apps provides us with some interesting insights about the UK, and where it may be headed, with his piece What does this election tell us about modern Britain?
Sandy Schumann is a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Research Center for Social and Cultural Psychology. She is a PS21 global fellow and tweets @Sandy_Research. She wrote a deeply insightful piece I Don’t Know You, I Don’t Like You – The Rise of Anti-immigrant Movements in Europe, looking at the density of immigrants vs. anti-immigrant sentiment, and the role governments play in this dynamic.
For a comprehensive list of our previous postings, with links, refer below:
24/04/2015 PS21 Update: Week Ending 24 April
17/04/2015 PS21 Update – Week Ending 17 April
09/04/2015 Organising in the 21st Century: Linda Tirado
05/04/2015 The Islamic State in Libya – Alia Brahimi
30/03/2015 Turkey in the New Middle East – Enea Gjoza
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
13/03/2015 Anonymous vs. ISIS: Ryan Hagemann
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
26/01/2015 Peter Apps Joins PS21 as Executive Director
22/01/2015 Introducing PS21