23

Apr

2019

United Kingdom

London

Re-Engineering Humanity

The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to welcome Brett Frischmann from Villanova University, to discuss his book 'Re-Engineering Humanity'.
Abstract
About the Talk

Every day, new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us.

All the while, a more immediate dilemma flies under the radar.

Have forces been unleashed that are thrusting humanity down an ill-advised path, one that’s increasingly making us behave like simple machines?

Oxford Internet Institute

30

Apr

2019

United Kingdom

London

How to develop a learning organisation

This seminar will explore:

> How to involve everyone in impact – from trustees to frontline staff and volunteers

> How to develop a learning culture where people are curious and ask questions about what’s working and what could be improved

> How to demonstrate to your team why data and evidence matters to them and their work

> Practical tips to embed these new ways of working in your organisation

New Philanthropy Capital

30

Apr

2019

Australia

Sydney

“Empire of the Winds – The Global Role of Asia’s Great Archipelago”

Philip Bowring talks about his new book "Empire of the Winds - The Global Role of Asia's Great Archipelago".

This is a longue durée history of the Austronesian-speaking peoples, now numbering four hundred million, who occupy the islands and coasts of maritime South East Asia.

Bowring coins the name Nusantaria for the region, from the Sanskrit-Malay word nusantara which means "archipelego" in modern Indonesian and Malaysian.

Australian Institute of International Affairs

01

May

2019

United Kingdom

London

MEETING THE ENVIRONMENT CHALLENGE

Environmental challenges are always high on the political agenda.

But with the imperative to build, the financial pressure on discretionary services and growing problems such as fly-tipping, it is becoming harder than ever to navigate a way forward.

At this membership-only session you will hear from others working in councils across the country about how they are delivering on an issue of growing importance to councillors and residents.

New Local Government Network

01

May

2019

Australia

Melbourne

Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0?

Will Washington and Moscow be able to commence formal bilateral consultations about the new INF?

Will other countries that possess intermediate range missile capabilities (China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel and others) be willing to come to the party?

Or will the international community relive the drama and tension of 1962, when a game of geostrategic chess placed the world on the brink of nuclear war?

Australian Institute of International Affairs

15

May

2019

United Kingdom

London

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.

The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

Population Matters

29

May

2019

Australia

Melbourne

Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Progress, Problems and Prospects

This year marks twenty years since peacekeepers in Sierra Leone were first mandated to ‘protect civilians from the threat of physical violence.’

Since then, the Protection of Civilians (PoC) has moved from the periphery to becoming a centre of gravity for peace operations, and for the whole UN system.

While media headlines dwell on the failures and inaction, research has shown that peace operations have contributed to a reduction in civilian victimisation, a decrease in conflict-related violence and the likelihood of conflict reignition.

Australian Institute of International Affairs

11

Jun

2019

United Kingdom

London

Left to their own devices? Young people, social media and mental health

This conference will explore the positive and negative impacts of social media on young people, prompting debate on questions such as:

Can social media be harnessed to promote rather than damage children’s mental health?
As a society, do we know how to respond to the challenges of childhood in the digital age?
What more can Government, parents, schools and services do to help keep children safe and healthy online?

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