The future of power, influence and networks (WP1617)

Podcast

The nature of power is changing in the information age with state and non-state actors struggling to adapt to the momentum of technological progress. Governance structures; regional, national, and subnational, are being tested. The distance between the citizen and state is manifesting itself in new and unpredictable ways. What does this mean for the UK […]

Next generation African peacebuilding (WP1676)

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A panel of experts and practitioners discusses the current state of peacebuilding in Africa and how it needs to evolve, the contributions that community-based organisations can make, the role of international donors, and their hopes for the future. Contributors: Cheryl Hendricks, Executive Director, Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria Victor Ochen, Founder and Executive Director, African Youth […]

Boosting youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (WP1609)

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In a climate of concern around global economic growth and productivity, youth unemployment is again on the rise, with young people in emerging economies particularly badly affected. Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, explores, alongside three young people from Sub Saharan Africa, what can be done to tackle this complex issue. Contributors: […]

Artificial intelligence and global health (WP1626)

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We discuss the potential of AI to deliver improved health outcomes for individuals in low resource settings through the use of simple applications that build on existing health care approaches. The discussion also focused on ethical implications of using AI for global health, the likelihood of it exacerbating existing inequalities, and issues relating to trust, […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (WP1591)

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We discuss current understanding of PTSD as well as its impact on individuals and their families. Contributors: Eyal Fruchter, Chair of Mental Health Division, Rambam Health Care Campus, Tel Aviv Jonathan Bisson, Professor of Psychiatry, Cardiff University

Innovations to reduce the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in LMICs (WP1615)

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As the threat of antimicrobial resistance becomes an increasingly important issue we discuss ways to limit the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria throughout the world, the main drivers of AMR in food-producing animals, and research gaps in possible vaccines and alternatives to antibiotics. Contributors: Sharmila Nebhrajani, Chief Executive, Wilton Park Dirk Werling, Professor of […]

African perspectives on peacebuilding: emerging challenges and future prospects (WP1552)

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Nigeria offers a unique case study of the current threats to peace and security experienced across the African continent and in fact the globe. This panel discussion sought to offer an analysis of the present-day global peacebuilding challenges with a specific focus on Nigeria’s experiences and give an overview of the nature of contemporary peacebuilding […]

The future of cities, regions and communities (WP1594)

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As ethnically diverse, economically and socially liberal, and outwardly facing cities become more independent global actors, we ask what role they will play in a world where the liberal international order is increasing challenged. Contributors: Ben Hammersley, Futurist, Hammersley Futures, Marina del Rey Puruesh Chaudhary, Founder and President, AGAHI, Islamabad

The Colombia peace agreement and its implementation (WP1604)

Podcast

The peace agreement signed in late 2016 between the Colombian government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) ended more than 50 years of conflict, making it a hugely important development not only for Colombia itself but more widely for the field of conflict resolution. The signing of the agreement started a complex implementation […]