Women’s engagement in the economic and social world (WP1439)

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We ask what prevents women engaging fully and discuss the conflict between the different roles expected of them. Contributors: Grace Mbugua, Founder and Organisational Director, Women’s Empowerment Link, Nairobi David Nájera, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Mexico, London

The Caribbean (WP1404)

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We discuss the challenges the Caribbean faces and ask how the territories work together. We also ask if there is sufficient political will to make changes happen and how sustainable jobs for the young are created. Contributors: Akierra Missick, Deputy Premier; Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services, Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and […]

Africa – opportunities and obstacles (WP1329)

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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, […]

Women led businesses around the world (WP1362)

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We ask if men think enough about the opportunities that women could bring to business and what’s getting in the way of businesses thriving. We discuss what the role of governments are and if enough is being done to support girls. Contributors: Sue Lawton, Global Advisor, WEConnect International, St Ippolyts Bola Olabisi, Founder and Chief […]

Relations between the UK, Germany and the rest of the world (WP1320)

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Changes in Germany over the past 100 years and the extent that nationhood matters to Britain and German. We discuss how the defence relationship differs to the economic one and what influence each country has over the other. Contributors: Simon McDonald, Ambassador, British Embassy, Berlin Michael Hinterdobler Director, Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the […]

New trade deal negotiation between the EU and USA (WP1307)

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We discuss the importance of trade agreements for large and small organisations and ask what impact regulations have in agreeing new deals. Our contributors talk about the changes that could take place if the new agreement goes through. Contributors: Stephen Biegun, Vice President for International Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Company, Washington DC Clive Davenport, Portfolio […]

The British German Forum discuss Europe (WP1231)

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We talk about what Europe means for the people of Britain and Germany and how the views of the different generations differ. We also discuss what the changing events are in Europe and what the conference participants would like to see happen. Contributors are: Angela Crawley, Councillor and National Vice-Convenor, Scottish National Party Youth, Scottish […]

Transparency and accountability in major companies and corporations (WP1213)

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We discuss whether the mining and oil industry are in the lead of developing transparency and accountability and ask if the traditional face of diplomacy is different to diplomacy that is carried out in international business organisations? Contributor is: Richard Morgan, International Government Relations Adviser, Anglo American plc, London Other podcasts in this series: Extractives […]

Small island states (WP1203)

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We talk about why we should be worried about small island states and the challenges they face with climate change and food security. We also discuss why diaspora are important economic participants and what working together to tackle crime does. Contributor is: Ruth Elizabeth Rouse, High Commissioner, High Commission for Grenada, London

The rules of world economy (WP1200)

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We discuss what the immediate concerns are and whether the crisis is down to institutions or leadership. We ask if the norms of behaviour on transparency, accountability and corruption at a national level can be reflected at the international level. Contributors are: Carlos Primo Braga, Director, The Evian Group at IMD, Lausanne Félix Peña, Professor, […]