IMEMO – Thinktank on International Relations and Strategy

19 May

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Whilst in Moscow, I visited the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO) Thinktank on International Relations and Strategy.

Accenture ‘Changing Lives’ panel IWD 2016 – Q&A

2 Apr

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Cat was also invited to take questions as part of the Accenture ‘Changing Lives’ panel for International Women’s Day 2016.

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.’

Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative launch

18 Feb

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Dr Thania Paffenholz, a co-panellist with Cat at the Sustainable Development Goals event at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and recent winner of the Wihuri International Prize, won in recognition for her work in the field of peace research, launches the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI) with the goal of supporting peace and […]

This week’s hot links include: international aid, sustainable development goals and the United Nations youth forum.

3 Feb

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February 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Helen Clark for UN Development explores the challenges and landmarks of the last year and the opportunities for the UNDP and international development in 2016. A storify published by the UNDP discusses the previous year in international development, the UNDP role in […]

Buryatia Republic 2030 Roundtable

29 Jan

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The Buryatia Republic, part of the former USSR, responsible for 25% of the world’s fresh water supply, held a 2030 future roundtable discussion at the Buryatia Republic office in Moscow. The discussion was ‘fascinating’ as there were insights from the world stage inclusion of international strategy and from a range of domestic perspectives; the Buryatian […]

This week’s hot links include; wealth inequality, universal education, crises response and the World Economic Forum 2016.

27 Jan

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Coinciding with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam have issued a report – entitled An Economy for the 1%– outlining how wealth inequality has grown to the stage where 62 of the world’s richest people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s people combined. Oxfam argue that power and privilege is being […]

This week’s hot links include a retrospective examination at international achievements in 2015 aswell as a prospective look into global strategic development in 2016. This includes; drug policy, gender, sustainable development goals and climate change.

6 Jan

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Kasia Malinowska, Director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program writing for The Huffington Post discusses how existing drug control policies are failing globally. She also writes how countries such as The Netherlands, Switzerland and Portugal are being responsive to local needs with local innovative solutions providing much needed global leadership on the topic. […]