Accenture ‘Changing Lives’ Panel IWD2016

1 Apr

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Cat was invited on the Accenture ‘Changing Lives’ panel for International Women’s Day (IWD) and described the event as ‘a great privilege’, ‘really inspiring’ with ‘an amazing set of speakers.’

International Women’s Day 2016

8 Mar

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Today marks International Women’s Day. Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement however progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a […]

‘Mapping the Path to 2030: Policy Instruments for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ Public Discussion at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

29 Jan

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Cat has been invited as a panelist to ‘Mapping the Path to 2030: Policy Instruments for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’, a public discussion at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on 3 February, 1pm – 2:30pm in association with the School of International Futures and the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative. With 70 participants […]

BOND FUTURES Development Predictions – Governance in 2016

12 Jan

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What will be the most significant trends and breakthroughs to reshape development in 2016? Despite the obvious perils of prediction, Bond’s expert panel of futures thinkers have bravely penned their thoughts on the trends and breakthroughs for 2016 that will change the landscape of international development. Bond invited our founder Cat to discuss what changes will be made […]

Human Rights Day 2015

10 Dec

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations identifies ‘four basic freedoms as the birthright of all people: freedom of expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and […]

The Future of Diplomacy

1 Apr

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New Tools for a New Global Order The international environment is changing rapidly as new technologies shape and enhance the engagement of both state and non-state actors. At the same time, the relative decline of US hegemony has driven instability and conflict, from which old geopolitical agendas have re-emerged.  Diplomats and Diplomatic Services, under ever […]

Public Service Excellence Post-2015

14 Mar

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What Lies Ahead for Public Services: Public Service Excellence and Post-2015 Development Agenda In keeping with our focus this weekend on the Post-2015 agenda, another event worth reflecting on was the workshop ‘Public Service Excellence for the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ which brought together over 80 participants from 33 countries. Co-sponsored by the UNDP Global Centre […]

Fung Forum 2015: Modern Plagues

11 Mar

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Fung Forum 2015: Modern Plagues Nov. 2-3 | Dublin, Ireland Princeton University is holding this year’s Princeton-Fung Global Forum on global health with a particular focus on the current Ebola crisis as a critical case study of a modern plague. Resolving the Ebola crisis requires a multidisciplinary approach involving not only public health and medical knowledge […]