We have some exciting events comng up over the next few weeks:
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
May 27: DC event on The ISIS War- Where Are We? Former White House National Security Council Iraq Director Douglas Ollivant, former Damascus reporter and PS21 Global Fellow Rasha Elass and Ahmed Ali, Visiting Senior Fellow and Director of the Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor at the Education for Peace in Iraq Centre (EPIC) look at the current state of the war against ISIS and what, if anything, the West should be doing differently.
May 29: We are delighted to announce our first event in New York. In conjunction with New York University’s Just Security, PS21 will be hosting a Q&A discussion on Countering Violent Extremism with Richard Barrett, former head UN al-Qaeda/Taliban monitoring team and member of PS21 international advisory group, and Faiza Patel, founding editor of Just Security and member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries. The discussion will be moderated by Just Security’s Co-Editor-in-Chief, Ryan Goodman
RSVP is essential for all events, please follow the links to sign up.
This week at PS21:
On Wednesday May 13 PS21 hosted a fantastic discussion in London looking at what we learned from the UK General Election, and what to expect for British poitics over the coming years. Peter Apps moderated a discussion 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, Georgina Stubbs, Journalist, The Sun and Robert Colvile from Buzzfeed. Key Takeaways and media from this discussion will be up on the website next week.
Event Takeaways from our discussion on the Middle East in flux: Peter Apps moderated a conversation in London on 29 April with Metsa Rahimi, regional head of intelligence at Deutsche, Joe Walker-Cousins, former head of British Embassy in Benghazi, now with KRB, and Alia Brahimi from Oxford University.
Peter Apps wrote an article in response to the UK General Election outcome,
Also, Emmanuel Akinwotu had an article published in Citimetric, asking could Uber be the thing that kills off Lagos’ half official bus network?
For a comprehensive list of our previous postings, with links, refer below:
08/05/2015 PS21: The first 100 days
06/05/2015 What now for Libya? – Patrick Bury
02/05/2015 PS21 Update: Week Ending 1st May
24/04/2015 PS21 Update: Week Ending 24 April
17/04/2015 PS21 Update – Week Ending 17 April
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
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