PS21 update week ending Feb 26


A very successful week for PS21, with three excellent events in London, New York and DC. this week, we will be holding networking drinks in London as well as a discussion on US politics and changing electoral science in DC. Please find details below…
In London, we held a packed out event at BAE Systems to discuss the upcoming US election with a panel including pollster Julia Clark, former Telegraph Washington correspondent Peter Foster, former GCHQ official John Bassett and professor of US politics Andrew Moran. In New York, we discussed the Zika virus with NYU obstetrician and gynecologist Taraneh Shirazian, Mount Sinai Beth Israel epidemiologist Dana Mazo and David Abramson, director of NYU’s Program on Population Recovery and Resilience.
In DC, meanwhile, Andrew Tabler and Rasha Elass discussed the serial war and prospects for peace. You can watch a video of that discussion.
As part of our ongoing Imagining 2030 series, NYU professor Mark Galeotti imagined a high-speed train journey on the Trans-Siberian to Moscow. Also on the website, Edward Wanyonyi contributed a piece on Africa in 2016 – Three strategic contingencies
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Thursday, March 3  – Social media, data and votes that count – changing electoral science

From the rising power of social media to the growing depth of voter data, the science of how to win elections is constantly evolving. PS21 discusses what the 2016 election has shown us so far and what will help determine its outcome. From idiosyncratic candidates to apps and doorstep campaigns, what will really determine who wins the White House? The discussion will be moderated by Peter Apps and the panel will include Frank Spring, Democratic political strategist and PS21 global fellow as well as Scott Talan,  Assistant professor at American University.

Thomson Reuters, 1333 H St., Northwest, Washington DC, 5:30 PM

Sign up for this event here.

Monday, March 7 – Europe, a perfect storm of crises?

From the migrant crisis to a resurgent Russia, potential British EU exit to ongoing strains within the Europe, the European project faces  multiple strains on a scale not seen in decades. Can the European Union itself when the storm? Which countries are most likely to see the next domestic political crises? And what can the United States do to influence events on a continent that had been presumed to have entered a new era of stability.

Peter Apps [moderator] —   global affairs columnist, Reuters news. Executive director, PS 21

Sir Michael Leigh — former Director General for EU Enlargement, European  Commission. Now Senior Adviser, German Marshal Fund

Heather Conley — former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs. Now Senior Vice President, Europe program, Center for Strategic and International Studies


Simona Kordosova Lightfoot — Campaigns  Manager,  Future Europe Program, Atlantic Council

Thomson Reuters, 1333 H St. NW., Washington DC, 3 PM. Sign up here



Wednesday, March 2 – Networking Drinks 

Join Project for the Study of the 21st Century (PS21) for an evening of drinks and networking in central London this Wednesday. This will take place at the bar in Waterstones, Piccadilly, from 6 PM.

Sign up here.



Further events to follow.

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