Another really great discussion this afternoon, this time with the head of counterterrorism for the Kurdistan Regional Government on the counterterrorism picture in northern Iraq. Many thanks to the Cabinet Office/HM Treasury for hosting.
Plenty going on as we head into a potentially frenetic boredom, with the UK departure from the European Union vying with the US elections and wider global political mayhem. Plenty more interesting PS21 discussions to come, the details of two of which are attached below…
Technology, politics, society and culture
Monday 10th October 2016. Drinks from six p.m., discussion from 630 p.m. Neo Bankside, SE1
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, GlobalGiving.co.uk
Aaron Bastani – Left-wing blogger and founder of Novara Media
Sign up here.
Russia in the world
Monday, October 17, six p.m. London location to be confirmed to attendees
Alex Kokcharov, Russia analyst at IHS, discusses Russia and its relations with the rest of the world with Reuters global affairs columnist Peter Apps