Monthly Archives: February 2015

“Don’t Arm Ukraine” cautions John Mearsheimer, a world leading authority on great power politics

Feb 10, 2015

With the reigniting of the war in Ukraine, Western leaders are battling over how to help end the conflict. Questions are being raised over whether the US should send arms to fight Russian-backed rebels. As a response to such thinking, John Mearsheimer, one of the foremost realist thinkers on international politics, has cautioned world leaders

Zanny Minton Beddoes appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Economist

Feb 9, 2015

The Economist has appointed Zanny Minton Beddoes as the first female editor in its 172-year history. Rupert Pennant-Rea, chairman of The Economist Group, as well as a former editor of The Economist, commented that: “The Board has chosen Zanny as Editor, someone who is a fine leader, with long experience on the paper. She will be

Listen to Charles Adler on the disruptive impact of crowd-funding and lessons learnt co-founding Kickstarter

Feb 6, 2015

Listen to Leo von Bülow-Quirk, Chartwell’s Managing Director (Europe), in conversation with Charles Adler, Kickstarter co-founder and former Head of Design. Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects; since their launch in 2009, 7.8 Million have pledged $2 Billion, funding 77,000 creative projects. As a pioneering thought leader in consumer engagement, agile development

Ann Romney continues the hunt for a multiple sclerosis cure

Feb 4, 2015

An article in Newsweek describes how the search for a multiple sclerosis cure has heated up, as journalist Alexander Nazaryan outlines the efforts taking place to understand neurological disorders that affect the structure of the brain. This includes stem cell therapy treatment pioneered by Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, and the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases,

Merkel’s “wise man” Peter Bofinger discusses why austerity is not the answer to Greece’s problems

Feb 4, 2015

Professor Peter Bofinger, one of Angela Merkel’s council of “wise men”, says that whilst he has some sympathy for the Greek’s position, he believes that austerity is not the answer to Greece’s problems. Instead, he suggests that the most important action is to develop a grow trajectory for Greece which is realistic. Professor Bofinger goes on to add

Pioneering swimmer and ocean advocate Lewis Pugh to undertake “world’s most dangerous swim” in Antarctica

Feb 4, 2015

As a follow-up to his successful Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason – a summer time series of marathon swims in the warm waters of the Seven Ancient Seas – Lewis Pugh, Patron of the Oceans for the United Nations, is heading to the bottom of the planet to do another series of unprecedented swims. The

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