Monthly Archives: October 2013

Rohan Silva: On the EU’s new data regulation proposals

Oct 29, 2013

Recently in the Times, David Cameron’s former policy advisor, Rohan Silva, discusses new regulation proposals that govern the UK’s technology industry. Propositions from Brussels intend to prevent the use of personal data without consent, but Rohan argues that these ideas “completely ignore low-cost private sector alternative solutions”. A key point he raises is that the

Featuring: Africa Speaker Agency

Oct 28, 2013

As demand for African insights and perspectives increases, we are really excited to be working with Africa Speaker Agency, ATG|Chartwell’s partners in Lagos, Nigeria. The Africa Speaker team have a fantastic roster of expert and motivational speakers based in Africa, including leading politicians, economists, business leaders and sports stars. Have a look at their website

Chartwell in New York

Oct 28, 2013

At the risk of embodying the cliche of the stuffy Brit who always goes on about the weather, I have to say that these past few days in New York have been stunning: all crisp, blue skies and flame-like autumnal trees. As a result, I’ve spent as much of the weekend as possible outdoors, whether

AC Grayling on the New College of Humanities: “We have to build institutions that merit endowments, so they can educate the best people”

Oct 27, 2013

Saturday’s Guardian has a long profile on the New College of Humanities (NCH), founded in 2011 by the well known Philosopher and Humanist AC Grayling. The NCH has attracted controversy for its £18,000 per year fees (relatively high for the UK), and the heavyweight names it has attracted to lecture – including Richard Dawkins, Niall Ferguson

Jim O’Neill’s new book: The BRIC Road to Growth (LPL, 2013)

Oct 27, 2013

Jim O’Neill, the former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and creator of the BRICs acronym, is publishing a sequel to The Growth Map (Penguin, 2011) on 23 November 2013. The book comes out at the same time as Jim is recording a programme for BBC Radio 4 on the global economy seen through the

Matt Ridley: “Climate change is doing more good than harm”

Oct 22, 2013

“Carry on warming” is the message that Matt Ridley conveys in his latest article for the Spectator, challenging the widespread belief that climate change has had negative effects for the world. Matt argues that information from the current scientific consensus is largely ignored by the mainstream media. If one were to aggregate all the economic

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