Capacity Building in Foresight for Development – a Global View presented at the CEPAL Foresight Conference

4 Jun


Cat was recently invited to speak at the International Seminar: The Sustainable Development Goals and Building Futures for Latin America and the Caribbean round table as part of the CEPAL Foresight Conference held at the ECLAC headquarters Santiago, Chile.

IMEMO – Thinktank on International Relations and Strategy

19 May


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.

The European Commission Research and Innovation Workshop into Strategic Foresight

10 Apr


The European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in Brussels held an introductory workshop to provide an insight into foresight.  As School of International Futures, Cat helped Prabhat Agarwal, Policy Officer at the Directorate-General and Nathalie Vercruysse, Scientific Officer at European Commission lead the training course. Twenty delegates from the department attended the workshop in […]

This week’s hot links include: Syria, wealth inequality and sustainable development goals.

25 Feb


Michiel Hofman, senior humanitarian specialist for the Humanitarian Innovation Team of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) writing for the Guardian discusses the need for accountability from states and the United Nations Security Council ‘in particular’ where the majority of members ‘are backing rival sides in the war.’ Hofman states that a ‘diplomatic blame-game’ and […]

Buryatia Republic 2030 Roundtable

29 Jan


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; the lifting of sanctions on Iran, the Gates Foundation and ordinary citizens in governance.

20 Jan


Suzanne Maloney writing for The Brooking Institution discusses how Iran’s nuclear agreement has led to historic sanctions relief from the international community. The release of five imprisoned Americans represents an Iranian retreat on an issue central to the worldview of the regime’s ideologues. These milestones represent a momentous step forward for Iran and the effort […]

This week’s hot links include international aid budgets and the refugee crisis, strategy for women living amid war and the UN global socially-inclusive development report.

13 Jan


Larry Elliott, Economic Editor at The Guardian, writes how the world’s poor lose out as aid is diverted to the refugee crisis. He states that donor countries are increasingly dipping into their aid budgets to deal with the migration crisis. He comments that ‘spending money that should be going to save lives and build futures […]

On the consequences of the MH17 crash, China’s domestic insurgency and Big Data | This Week’s Top Hot Links #131

25 Jul

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at two different perspectives on the consequences of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. First, how will the accident affect Dutch-Russian relations? Secondly, is the West being forced to finally change the way it approaches Russia? The Top Hot Links also analyse […]