Monthly Archives: May 2016

What do the upcoming Presidential Elections mean for US Foreign Policy?

May 23, 2016

With so much political rhetoric surrounding the US Presidential Elections it is difficult to gain an understanding of how the elections will effect US Foreign Policy decisions going forward.  A recent report prepared by the Former US Diplomat & Foreign Policy Expert  and Chartwell speaker, James Rubin and Robert Kagan from the Center for a

Noreena Hertz appointed as ITV News’ Economics Editor

May 23, 2016

Huge congratulations from the Chartwell team to speaker, author and influential economist, Noreena Hertz on her appointment as ITV News’ Economics Editor. She’ll do a magnificent job! Noreena has been the Economics Editor for ITV News since May 2016. An influential economist on the international stage whose career has spanned Europe, the United States, Russia,

Relive Michael Johnson’s 200m World Record in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

May 20, 2016

Thinking ahead to this summer’s 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has got us thinking about that extraordinary night in Atlanta 20 years ago where Michael Johnson – one of the most successful Olympic Athletes of all time – broke the 200m world record in an eye-watering  time of 19.32 seconds. Since retiring from Athletics, Michael has taken his drive

Economist Jim O’Neill presents final international recommendations to defeat superbugs

May 19, 2016

A global review on antimicrobial resistance, led by economist Lord Jim O’Neill, has set out its final recommendations, providing a comprehensive action plan for the world to prevent drug-resistant infections and defeat the rising threat of superbugs – estimated to save the global health bill $100tn a year by the year 2050, if the problem

Merryn Somerset Webb on fund management – why you often don’t get what you pay for

May 18, 2016

Writing for the Financial Times, Merryn Somerset Webb questions the value of actively managed funds in today’s economy. While the fund management industry used to be able to point to the fact that their expertise were a safe way to provide investors with long-term outperformance over the market as a whole, recent studies show that

Stephen Hawking shows us how to think like a genius in new PBS series

May 16, 2016

Famed scientist, Stephen Hawking is part of a new television series, ‘Genius by Stephen Hawking’, that aims to teach us all how to think like a genius. In the six-part series, airing on US television network PBS, Professor Hawking conducts a series of experiments with ordinary people to show the capacity for genius-thinking in our

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