Monthly Archives: November 2013

John Hulsman – The Iran interim deal: Lessons in realism from JFK

Nov 26, 2013

Yesterday in Aspen Italia, John Hulsman analysed the significance of the Iran interim deal that concluded last weekend. Using the 50-year anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination as a point of comparison, John explored the parallels between these two historic events. One of JFK’s foremost triumphs was averting the Cuban Missile crisis. John asserts that

Kathryn Parsons wins the “Women of the Future” Award

Nov 25, 2013

Kathryn Parsons, tech entrepreneur and founder of Decoded, has been named a winner in the Technology & Digital category of the 2013 Women of the Future Awards. Now in their eight year the awards recognise the achievements of successful young women in Britain today and work to create role models for the next generation of

Major General Jonathan Shaw on Cybersecurity in a Digital Age

Nov 25, 2013

On Tuesday 12th November 2013 Chartwell hosted a breakfast briefing at the Royal Automobile Club with the former Head of the UK’s Defence Cyber Security Programme, Major General Jonathan Shaw CB CBE (Rtd). The discussion focused on managing the new risks of cyber security to business and citizens and how best to leverage resources to

Sir Max Hastings on the lessons of World War One

Nov 12, 2013

Last night I attended a brilliant Armistice Day lecture at the Royal Institution, presented by military historian Sir Max Hastings. Sir Max focused his lecture on his most recent and critically acclaimed book, ‘Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War in 1914’ (William Collins, 2013). He explains that whilst World War One was a vast tragedy, it

Ambassador Nick Burns on US-China Relations

Nov 1, 2013

It was great to have a coffee with Ambassador Nick Burns whilst I was passing through Boston earlier this week. Now a Professor  of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard,  Nick had a stellar diplomatic career that saw him serve as US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), US Ambassador

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