First overseas UN Secretary General debate held in London

First overseas UN Secretary General debate held in London

Earlier this month, the Barbican hosted the first ever overseas United Nations debate as part of the 1 for 7 billion election campaign searching for a new UN Secretary General.   While only 3 of the 12 candidates could attend the debate, it was an historic occasion for both the...

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Proposed Antonin Scalia law school hits a bum note

Senior staff at a US university have been left scrambling after a rename of their law school in honour of the late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia led to unintended consequences. George Mason University in Virginia received a donation of $30million (£21million) late last month from an anonymous benefactor (widely...

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US Presidential Primaries

There is as ever increasing excitement at the US primaries which are now in full swing. This is partly because both camps the GOP (Grand Old Party aka as the Republicans) and the Democrats both have to choose their candidates for the Presidential elections in November 2017. Last week Nevada...

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Charlie Hebdo’s pen will always be mightier than the sword of extremism

In some ways living in the shadow of terror has become second nature. In the decade since 9/11, the raw panic which defined the early years of the 21st century has died down to a gentle hum of anxiety. In the western world, it’s easy not to give much thought...

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