Past Events

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Jonathan Powell, Downing Street Chief of Staff, 1997-2007
IIEA30th April 20201min

Mr Powell offers his assessment of the UK government’s handling of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic thus far. With the UK government continuing to insist that there will be no extension of the transition period beyond the 31 December 2020 deadline, he also comments on the impact the virus may have on the ongoing future EU-UK relationship talks.

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Monika Bickert, Vice President for Global Policy Management and Counterterrorism at Facebook
Lorcan Mullally21st February 20201min

Monika Bickert discusses why Facebook is calling for the regulation of online content and what content Facebook deems as acceptable for its services. She also analyses the complex challenges that governments face in limiting harm without reducing people’s rights and freedoms.