We have some seriously great events lined up in London, DC, and – for the first time – New York. We’ve also had some great activity to report, both in the real world and on the website. RSVP s are required for all PS21 events. Please follow the links above to sign up.
June 1, London event on the Defence of the realm in the 21st century: what does it mean? As the attention within Whitehall is turning to yet another Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), we’ll be hosting a conversation with Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Lamb, former Director Special Forces and Commander Field Army. The discussion with be moderated by Peter Apps, Reuters global defence correspondent and executive director PS21
June 10, Beyond #bringbackourgirls: Terror and Politics in Nigeria. With former Foreign Office head of terrorism and national security analysis Chris Mackmurdo, journalist Emmanuel Akinwotu, David Otto, Director TGS and Counter terrorism consultant and Sola Tayo, journalist and Chatham House associate fellow.
June 24, London Summer cocktail drinks. Enjoy a glass of wine and a great view over Canary Wharf as PS21 together with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) host a summer drinks evening
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.
June 4, DC event: What would a Hillary Clinton foreign policy look like? Even with more than a year to go, Hillary Rodham Clinton is by far the presumptive Democrat contender for 2016. If she does win the White House, what do her years at the State Department tell us about what her foreign policy might be like? Moderator: Ali Wyne: PS21 Global Fellow, Member of the adjunct staff, RAND Corporation, Ari Ratner: State Department political appointee 2009-2012, Fellow New America Warren Strobel: Chief diplomatic correspondent Reuters. Other panellists to be confirmed.
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
This week at PS21:
On Monday 18th May in London we had a fantastic discusssion on Social Media and Politics, with Tim Hardy a founding member of UKUncut, Jonn Elledge from CitiMetric/New Statesman and Sandy Schumann from Oxford University. Transcript and takeaways will be published next week.
Key takeaways from our event on The UK Election – What We’ve Learned. An interesting discussion between Thomson Reuters’ Mike Peacock, US political strategist Frank Spring, Georgina Stubbs from The Sun Nation and Buzzfeed’s Robert Colvile.
Giulia Pastorella wrote an interesting analysis on Italy’s new electoral law, Italicum: What Price are Italians Ready to Pay to Achieve Governability and Democracy. Giulia explained how the new law will fail to achieve these aims.
For a comprehensive list of our previous postings, with links, refer below:
14/05/2015 Karachi bus attack analysis – Omar Hamid
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