PS21 update week ending September 31

Dear all,

Hoping this finds you well. Many thanks to those of you who made it to our drinks in London last week – a good crowd, and some interesting discussions.

A couple of interesting events below. Firstly we have a really fantastic panel coming up next Monday on changing trends in technology, society, politics and culture. Really looking forward to pushing some truly interesting issues.

For those in town this Friday, we also have a handful of spaces as a great discussion taking place in Whitehall with the head of counterterrorism for Iraqi Kurdistan. Details also below.


All best,




Tech, society, politics and culture

Monday 10th October 2016, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location to be confirmed to attendees.

From the shanty towns of Lagos to the rise of Brexit and Trump, crowdsourcing to video on demand, changing technology is revolutionising society and politics round the world. How are modern political and media networks evolving? What does that mean for changing prower structures? How does it differ between the developing and the developed world? Where will it all go next? PS21 pulls together an expert panel to examine the changes seen so far and asks where these trends will take us next.

Peter Apps (moderator) – Reuters Global Affairs Columnist and PS21 Executive Director

Emmanuel Akinwotu – Journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria, writing for Guardian and New Stateman

John Elledge – Editor, Citymetric, member of the PS21 governing board

Eleanor Harrison OBE – CEO of award winning charity GlobalGiving UK; the world’s first and largest global crowdfunding comm unity for non-profits,

Aaron Bastani – Left-wing blogger and founder of Novara Media

Sign up here.


Counterterrorism in Iraqi Kurdistan

Friday, October 7, Whitehall, three p.m. [exact venue to be confirmed to attendees]

PS21 is delighted to host an off the record discussion on the security situation in northern Iraq with Lahur Sheikh Jangi Talabani, director of intelligence and counterterrorism for the Kurdistan Regional Government. The event will be moderated by  Peter Apps, global affairs columnist at Reuters.

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