Breaking the corruption chain

News - 9 December, 2015

International Anti-Corruption Day It is the opponent of the 2013 Lough Erne legacy, the buzzword of international footballing scandals, and a plague to the successful functioning of society worldwide: corruption. The concept itself is notoriously difficult to define; there does not seem to be any one example of corruption, but there are certainly a variety […]

World Humanitarian Day 2015

News - 19 August, 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. The day was chosen by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It serves as […]

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

News - 29 May, 2015

The 29th of May is increasingly being recognised worldwide as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, we celebrate the work of the peacekeepers and their comrades across the world. It is a day to honour the service of peacekeeping personnel, irrespective of national background, for their mission is one that transcends domestic politics. […]

Tackling online jihad: understanding the issues and how to respond?

News - 1 February, 2011

  Julia Purcell, Programme Director, writes:   We recently welcomed Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism, Baroness Neville Jones to Wilton Park. While here, the Minister spoke about Online Jihad and recorded a podcast with our Chief Executive, Richard Burge.  An excerpt of the speech is below:   “We are faced with a clear and […]

Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism speaks at Wilton Park

News - 1 February, 2011

During January, Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism, Baroness Neville Jones spoke at Wilton Park on tackling online jihad. The speech, in full, can be read below:   “Ladies and Gentlemen it is a real pleasure to be at a Wilton Park conference with such a distinguished international audience. The theme of this conference […]

Britain and Germany 25 years of finding emerging leaders

News - 28 January, 2011

  Robin Hart, Director for Programmes, writes: Each year Wilton Park plays a part to examine how Britain and Germany can work together in the face of shifting powers, changing environments, global threats and regional uncertainties. I have been privileged to have run the annual British German fora for the past 14 years.  Where once I […]

GCHQ’s Head of Cyber identifies cyber attacks as one of UK’s top threats

News - 29 October, 2010

On the day that the Strategic Defence Review named cyber attacks on computer networks as one of the biggest threats to UK security, policy makers, security experts and analysts met to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. Cyber security: managing the risks Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 October 2010 (WP1056) Marcus Willett, Head of Cyber […]