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The EU’s External Action Service

The European Union’s (EU) influence is in danger of diminishing as emerging powers compete with the EU and USA for economic and political influence. The…

Celebrating the 25th British German Forum

Established by Chancellor Kohl and Margaret Thatcher in 1985 the Forum brings together each year a group of up to 50 “high fliers” from Germany…

Moving beyond oil – energy alternatives

Bianca Jagger called for a “Copernican revolution” in moving beyond carbon to a decentralized, sustainable energy system. Transiting to a low carbon economy: how to…

The British-German Forum Alumni Newsletter

A visiting Intern, Ursula Stricker-Ellsiepen (Conference Manager at The Konstanz Science Forum, South Germany) describes her time at Wilton Park   “A stay…

Latin America: tackling the cocaine trade

Our conference on ‘Tackling the cocaine trade’ went ahead despite the travel disruption caused by the ash from the Icelandic volcano. The group of 25…

Making tax interesting – Africa conference

At a time when public spending and post-crisis economic plans focus attention, the conference conducted with the North-South Institute (Canada) presented original research of Sub-Saharan…

Winning ‘Hearts & Minds’ in Afghanistan: assessing the effectiveness of development aid in COIN operations

Discussion at Wilton Park explored critical issues surrounding the effectiveness of development in aid promoting security and stability in Afghanistan. The conference discussion and report…

Indonesia: what role as a contemporary global actor?

Among those taking part in the conference were the State Minister for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Professor Armida Alisyahbana and Governor of Papua…

Wilton Park networking event: fifth session of the World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 2010

Daily blog from Dr Roger Williamson, Programme Director at Wilton Park, attending WUF in rio. Rio floods Since I attended the UN-Habitat Conference on cities…