In these podcasts, PS21 will be talking about recent developments in conflicts and geopolitics and looking forward to the big issues and trends that will define the still new decade.
Women in Space Policy
In the 1950s, Russian space probes Sputnik started a space race that defined the coming decade. With NASA aiming for asteroids, the moon and beyond, billionaires and superpowers heading for Mars and a new generation of manned and unmanned space flight, what policies will it take for a country like Britain and city like London to thrive? Speakers: Theodora Ogden (moderator) is an analyst working in the area of defence, security and infrastructure at RAND Europe. Theodora holds a MSc in crisis & security management from Leiden University and a LLM. in human rights law from Birkbeck College, University of London. She is also the 2022 Fellow at the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University. Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz is the Head of the Sociotech Insights Group at Trilateral Research and a Course Lead for Space Law at the University of Amsterdam. Julia holds a PhD in Law from The Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is a member of the Social Responsibility Alliance and is involved in two mentorship programs (the University of Warwick and the University of Amsterdam) where she motivates, supports and mentors students, including future female leaders. Dr Jill Stuart is a Visiting Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. From 2013 to 2017 Dr Stuart was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy, where she remains a member of the Editorial Board. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research.
November 17, 2022
Ukraine War: Dangers, Duties, Debts
PS21 and the King's College Jurisprudence Society welcomed veteran foreign correspondent and Russia specialist Edward Lucas to discuss the current conflict in Ukraine and what it means for relations between Western states and the combatants as the war enters its fifth month.
July 06, 2022
Post-Pandemic Cities: Geopolitics, Cash and Culture
PS21 and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry talk post-pandemic cities. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Are cities getting their mojo back? Who are the winners and losers from shifting global geopolitics? What will be the emerging cultural, financial and power capitals of the 2020s, and where does London stand in all that mix. Peter Apps: Executive Director, PS21 and Reuters Global Affairs Commentator. Ana Bozovic: Founder, Analytics Miami. Real estate and geopolitics commentator. PS21 board member. Richard Burge: Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Cllr Jessica Toale: Labour Party Councillor, foreign policy and development expert.
June 26, 2022
Freedom, Technology and Justice
The Project for Study of the Twenty First Century and London Chamber of Commerce discuss tech firms, big data, law and human rights. In a world where Elon Musk can buy Twitter, personal data is the new oil and social media the new battlefield, who is looking out for human rights? How have the technological advances of the century so far both empowered and constrained us as individuals, and what will the next decade bring? As an international lawyer, author and speaker, Susie Alegre has worked on some of the most challenging legal and political issues of our time including human rights and security, combating corruption in the developing world, protecting human rights at borders, the human rights impact of climate change on small island states, privacy, cybersecurity, disinformation, data protection and neurotech. Her experience includes both judicial, and oversight roles in the UK and internationally. Her book “Freedom to Think: The Long Struggle to Liberate our Minds” came out on 7 April 2022 with Atlantic Books and available to pre-order now via Waterstones, Amazon, Australia: Trade Paperback, and Hardback. Also featuring: Peter Apps: (moderator) Global affairs commentator, Reuters. Founder and Director, PS21. British Army Reservist
May 22, 2022
"War in the 2020s": What can we learn from Ukraine?
The first months of 2022 have seen the spectre of modern war return to Europe in Ukraine, a potentially devastating mix of superpower tensions, heavy weaponry, cyber, hybrid and information warfare. In the latest in our 'War on the 2020s' series, PS21's panel will be looking at how we got here, what comes next and what lessons that might bring. Panelists include: Peter Apps (moderator) - Reuters columnist, PS21 founder. Anastasia Soroka - Ukranian journalist, BBC Rasmus Nilsson - Lecturer, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, UCL
March 22, 2022
Leadership in the 2020s with the London Chamber of Commerce
On International Women's Day, the Project for the Study of the 21st Century used the latest in their 'World in the 2020s' series to examine what good leadership really looks like now. From combating burnout to building diversity and delivering effect, our panel asked what is new and what is everlasting, sharing experiences from different worlds, and how we can all do better. As part of its 'World in the 2020s' series, PS21 and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry look at what it takes to be a leader. Speakers: Peter Apps (moderator) - global affairs commentator at Reuters news agency, founder of PS21 and a British Army Reservist. Helen Gazzi - Former tech lawyer and life coach Annick O'Brien - COO, CybSafe Jonathan Boseley - TV producer and media executive Eleanor Umeyor - Research Assistant, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Louise Jones - Former army officer
March 17, 2022
Regional Security Threats - The South China Sea
PS21 and the King’s College London Intelligence and Security Society explore the regional dangers of the South China Sea challenges. This virtual event is the first of a series in partnership with the King's College London Intelligence and Security Society. With the rise of China and the importance of maritime trade, the South China Sea still remains one of the most contested and unresolved regions in the world. How will this region evolve in the future? Are there any viable solutions? Will China succeed in obtaining their goal of the Nine-Dash Line? Speakers: Peter Apps: Executive Director PS21 and Global Commentator at Reuters Alessio Patalano: Lecturer in East Asian Warfare and Maritime Strategy, King’s College London
February 18, 2022
Covid and 2020s Geopolitics
PS21 and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry talks 2020s geopolitics. From the race for Covid-19 vaccines to the COP26 summit, great power geopolitics is increasingly shaping every aspect of our world today. PS21 and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be exploring the motivations of the key players, the way in which they interact and what that means for the coming era. Speakers: Christine Mikolajuk (moderator): board member, PS21 Peter Apps : Executive Director, PS21 and Global Affairs Commentator, Reuters Professor Kerry Brown : Director of Lau China Institute, King's College London Abigail Watson: Conflict and Security Policy Coordinator, Safer World
February 17, 2022
'War in the 2020s' - Managing Tech and People
The Project for Study of the 21st Century and King's College London War Studies Society discuss the future of conflict. From cyber warfare to drones, artifical inteligence to hybrid warfare, how well are modern militaries adapting to a fast changing world? How well do decision making processes work, and how will careers need to evolve? What does the experience of Afghanistan and Iraq, and now confrontation with Russia and China tell us what is needed next? PS21 pulls together practitioners and experts for their latest monthly chat in conjunction with King's College London War Studies Society . Panelists include: Peter Apps (moderator) - Reuters Global Affairs Commentator, Executive Director, PS21. Louise Jones - Former Intelligence Corps Officer, British Army Linda Slapakova - Senior Analyst, RAND Europe Charlotte Robertson - British Army Officer Nelson McMillan - Former RN warfare officer, current reservist and tech consultant
January 26, 2022
What to expect from 2022
From Covid to international and UK politics, last year stayed unpredictable to the very end. What is 2022 likely to offer, what trends should we be watching and what does that tell us about this evolving decade? Panelists include: Peter Apps - Reuters Global Affairs Commentator, Executive Director, PS21 (moderator). Dr Maha Hosain Aziz - MA IR professor at NYU and Author of award-winning bestseller Future World Order (2020) and sequel Global Spring (2022). Emma Burnell - Journalist, Consultant, Playwright.
January 12, 2022
A World that Works for Everyone - With the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
On the 8th of December 2021, PS21 and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry invited you to a Christmas drinks and discussion on making the world work better. As the pandemic evolves and the world reopens, what kind of world should we be building that serves us all, particularly those groups that have been previously disadvantaged. We will be bringing together a panel with experience and expertise across business, politics, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, sexuality and more… Peter Apps (Moderator): Executive Director, PS21 and Global Affairs Commentator, Reuters Lara Fatah: Communications and Advocacy consultant Emily Pomeroy-Smith: disability activist and political campaigner Alina Meyer: gender, social inclusion and human rights specialist Menelik Shillingford: Sector Manager, Black Business Association, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
December 17, 2021
War in the 2020s – Navigating Modern War
On the 2"rd of November 2021, the Project for Study of the 21st Century and King's College London War Studies Society welcomed you to the second of a series of events on "War in the 2020s", examining the changing face of conflict. Twenty-first century wars so far have been dusty, lethal and sometime secretive affairs. From the inital Western intervenetion in Afghanistan twenty years ago, to today's deployments across the Middle East and Africa, relatively small numbers of troops operate sometimes well outside the headlines. How should Britain and its allies tackle this ever evolving world of conflict, as well as the growing great power rivalry that often sits across and through it? How should they commicate and when? Peter Apps (Moderator): Executive Director, PS21 and Global Affairs Commentator, Reuters Lt Gen Sir Graeme Lamb: Former Director Special Forces and Commander Field Army Abigail Watson: Conflict and Security Policy Coordinator, Safer World
November 25, 2021
'The World of the 2020s' with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
London and the world are reopening after almost two years of pandemic. But what does this new era look like? The Project for Study of the 21st Century (PS21) and London Chamber of Commerce and Industry are joining forces for a monthly series of topical discussions examining the issues of the era. Speakers: Peter Apps (moderator): Executive Director PS21, Global Affairs Commentator Reuters Richard Burge: Chief Executive at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, former Chief Executive at Wilton Park, Chief Executive of of Countryside Alliance, Director General Zoological Society of London. Christine Mikolajuk: financial services professional and Board member at PS21. Dr David Rubens: Executive Director of Institute of Strategic Risk Management, CEO of Deltar Group
November 06, 2021
"War in the 2020s – From Afghanistan to a High Tech Future"
On the 26th of October, PS21 welcomed you to the first in-person event of our series "War in the 2020s - From Afghanistan to a High Tech Future" in partnership with King’s War Studies Society. The event took place at King’s College London, Strand campus. The panellists were Peter Apps (Moderator): Executive Director, PS21 and Global Affairs Commentator, Reuters Brig Ben Barry (retired): Land Warfare Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies Victoria Mackarness: Account Director, CMS strategic, defense and security commentator. Libby Vallance-Bull: Senior Account Director, Rebellion Defence.
October 28, 2021
War in the 2020s - Discussion with Gary Roughead
PS21 invites you to its exciting new series discussing 'War in the 2020s'. In these podcasts, we will be talking recent developments in conflicts and geopolitics, and looking forward to the big issues and trends that will define the still new decade. Our first guest has several decades of experience throughout his US Naval career in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Admiral Gary Roughead gradulated from the US Naval Academy in 1973. In 2007, he became the 29th Chief of Naval operations and is one of two officers in the Navy's history to have commanded both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.
September 21, 2021