Putting science and diplomacy under the microscope: Wilton Park at New Scientist Live (WP1509)

News - 19 September, 2016

What do scientists need to think about when giving foreign policy advice? How can diplomats promote risky innovation overseas? These are just two of the questions our expert panel will interrogate and debate at our panel discussion, broadcast live through our Facebook page from the Technology Stage at New Scientist Live on Thursday 22 September.

Safeguards and opportunities in the big data revolution

News - 14 June, 2016

Experts now estimate that 90% of all data in the world was created in the last two years. We are currently convening an event on safeguarding rights in the big data revolution, and how best to utilise the opportunities it provides, whilst ensuring adequate measures are taken to protect personal privacy.

Disrupting cities through technology: an ongoing conversation (WP1449)

News - 14 April, 2016

The 21st century has been dubbed by many as the era of technology, with new innovations and fresh uses for existing technologies constantly being developed and utilised. These advances can provide ground breaking opportunities in various different sectors and industries.

NATO’s 65th anniversary

News - 4 April, 2014

2014 is a year which marks many historic anniversaries such as the centenary of the First World War, twenty five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and today NATO’s 65th anniversary of its foundation. On 4 April 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was created by the United States, Canada and several […]

Wilton Park working with IGAD in Kenya

News - 30 January, 2014

In our first meeting in Kenya we continued our portfolio of work on disaster risk reduction by facilitating a regional discussion in Nairobi for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The meeting discussed the enhanced use of technology to mitigate disaster risk in the Horn of Africa. Strengthening technological capacities and information access for improving […]

Reducing disaster risk in the Horn of Africa

News - 22 January, 2014

We continue our portfolio of work on disaster risk reduction by facilitating a regional discussion in Nairobi for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The meeting will discuss the enhanced use of technology to mitigate disaster risk in the Horn of Africa. Strengthening technological capacities and information access for improving disaster risk reduction in the […]

2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

A new look at the media in fragile states: a core element of the future development agenda?

News - 8 October, 2013

Our upcoming conference follows recent important developments at the UN, and will provide a forum for detailed discussions on issues relating to the role of media and communications in fragile states taken up there and elsewhere. Media and fragile states Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 October 2013 (WP1278) A week ago, discussions closed at the […]