We discuss the key elements that are having an impact on human rights and ask if they are positive or negative. We also discuss the emergence of new powers and ask if they are having an effect on how human rights are being defended. Contributors: Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to […]
Event: 11 - 13 January, 2017
In an unpredictable and rapidly changing global environment, the international human rights agenda is becoming increasingly more complex. The diffusion and shift in economic and political power to South and East has brought new dynamics to the discourse, with multiple actors exploring complex trade-offs between national and regional interests and international obligations. There is strong […]
Reports from past conferences.
Event: 15 - 18 September, 2013
This invitation only meeting brought together a unique mix of experts to build a coherent, evidence based case for how to address security concerns raised by dual-use biological research. Key points that came out of the conference: The security risk surrounding dual-use research appears to be generally recognised by those who are aware of the […]
Event: 23 - 26 November, 2009
This conference discussed the following points: How are the European Union (EU) and NATO responding to the growing geo-strategic importance of the South Caucasus and Central Asia? How are EU neighbourhood and NATO action plans being implemented? Where is further progress needed? What role is the South Caucasus playing in EU energy security? What are […]
We ask why Africa doesn’t have enough water and if what they have is being used in the most effective way. We discuss why extractive industries are important in terms of water and how you build trust between the large companies and locals. Contributors: Paul Chineegadoo, Chief Executive Officer, HEART-PPP, London Howard Roberts, Development Director, […]
Event: 9 - 11 July, 2014
With support from the Secure World Foundation. One of the only industries to have emerged from the financial crisis unscathed, the space industry is viewed as integral to a digital global economy. This conference brought together experts from developed and emerging spacefaring states to debate the role of space technology in economic development, focusing on […]
Event: 28 - 30 January, 2013
The workshop is the first in a series initiated by the Science and Innovation Network (SIN) of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Event: 29 - 2 May, 2018
According to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of […]