Reflections on the WHS Roundtable

22 Nov

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On November 12-13 Cat participated in a round-table discussion in the lead up for the World Humanitarian Summit of 2016 in Geneva. The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is an initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to improve humanitarian action. Through the two-year consultation process, the aim is to build a more inclusive and diverse humanitarian […]

StabilCon Launch

22 Nov

StabilCon
StabilCon

The study of international security has typically been approached almost exclusively in an anthropological manner, placing humans at the heart of the phenomenon as both drivers and victims of global affairs. However, there is much to be gleaned by looking at the oft-overlooked interlink between security and the non-human sphere. RUSI is pioneering an event […]

The NHS Citizen Assembly has arrived

18 Sep

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Today the NHS Citizen project will be holding the first NHS Citizen Assembly, where citizens and the NHS England Board will discuss important issues for the NHS. This is a great example of national scale deliberative engagement process, linked into a traditional decision-making process. Since the start of the process, NHS Citizen is exploring and […]

Cat to speak at the I conference Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030: World Visions, Continental Views – 24-25 Sept 2014, Santiago, Chile

3 Sep

Cat will speak at the conference ‘Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030: World Visions, Continental Views’ that will take place on 24 and 25 September 2014, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Foresight, National Planning and the Post 2015 – Webinar 28 Aug 2014

2 Sep

A UNDP sponsored webinar on Foresight, National Planning and the Post 2015 took place on 28 August 2014. Cat introduced the webinar and provided context in a 15 minutes talk aimed at looking at role of foresight and national planning in post 2015 discussions.

International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future

8 Jul

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CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute are organising an International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future which aims to bring policy makers, donors, practitioners, private sector, government and UN agencies to focus on issues, challenges and opportunities around migration. This conference will take place in London on 17-18 of July 2014. […]

Exploring Ranepa’s Summer Campus 2014

7 Jul

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Last year Cat travelled to Russia to carry out a one-day training at Ranepa’s Summer Campus, which took place in Khazan, Tatarstan between the 18-28 July. The event hosted 350 top undergraduate and graduate students from across Russia and provided lectures and workshops from top figures in government, business and society. Aimed at developing a […]

Outcomes of the ISA Roundtable on Strategic Foresight in International Relations – Get Involved Now

24 May

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At the International Studies Association 2014 annual conference in Toronto I organised a Roundtable entitled ‘Bridging the Gap: The Art and Practice of Strategic Foresight in International Relations’. About 45 of us discussed the role of Strategic Foresight in International Relations. We had a great mix of practitioners and academics, including, Antti Kaski, Rob Del, […]