Past Events

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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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Adam Price, Leader of Plaid Cymru
IIEA14th January 20191min

In his address to the IIEA, Adam Price argued that Brexit and the disunity it has engendered in UK politics could be a centrifugal force for the relationships between the four countries of the United Kingdom. He argued that there is growing support for Irish unity and Scottish and Welsh independence, and proposed that planning begin for new and different unions between the Celtic nations across these islands.

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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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Dr Andrew Silke, Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at Cranfield Forensic Institute, United Kingdom. Serge Stroobants, Director of Operations for Europe and the MENA Region at the Institute for Economics and Peace, Belgium
IIEA12th December 20182min

Serge Stroobants presented the Institute for Economics and Peace Global Terrorism Index 2018. Professor Andrew Silke, Chair in Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at the Cranfield Forensic Institute delivered the keynote address.

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John Frank Vice President EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
IIEA11th December 20181min

John Frank discussed the need for new initiatives to address the growing threats of cyber insecurity, the need to work together to build a safer and more resilient digital world and why Microsoft has called for a Digital Geneva Convention, which will create binding rules for nations’ cyber weapons.

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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.