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Professor Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China; Director of the University of Oxford China Centre; Fellow of St Cross College
IIEA15th January 20191min

Professor Rana Mitter outlined the emergence of China as an important geopolitical actor; how Chinese engagement with Europe might look post-Brexit; and how Europe might respond.

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Michele Klein Solomon Director for the Global Compact for Migration, IOM
IIEA7th January 20191min

On the day that The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is formally being adopted, Michelle Klein Solomon analysed the implications and outcomes from the UN Conference in Marrakech (10-11 December). In her address to the IIEA, she discussed the leadership role that the IOM has played in developing a people-centred, balanced and forward looking global agenda on international migration.

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H.E. Yamina Karitanyi, Non-resident Ambassador for the Republic of Rwanda to Ireland
IIEA13th December 201822min

H.E. Yamina Karitanyi discussed the key factors that have led to Rwanda’s transformation from a war torn country with no resources or infrastructure, to the second most competitive and safest country in Africa. She explained what Rwanda is doing to share its experiences with other countries and how it is furthering its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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IIEA12th December 20186min

“Europe would benefit from a political overhaul” were the words of French President Emmanuel Macron on 13 February 2018 at a press conference at the Élysée Palace. With the European Parliament elections due to take place over three days from 23-26 May 2019, it has become clear that President Macron is indeed actively driving such a European political overhaul himself by extending the En Marche! movement to the European Parliament.

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David Gunning, Programme Manager, Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), United States Department of Defence
IIEA11th December 20181min

In his address to the IIEA Mr. Gunning discussed his and DARPA’s ongoing work to design ‘explainable artificial intelligence’ (XAI) systems, which can articulate the reasoning behind the decisions they make. The United States Department of Defence considers the design of XAI to be essential to the future successful management of artificially intelligent machines.