Memory Bytes – Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014
At the onset, let me state that the scale and manner of the Global Media Forum (GMF) took me quite by surprise. And to be honest, I was ignorant of the magnitude of Deutsche Welle. As a consumer of primarily English media (read as BBC, CNN and of late Al Jazeera), […]
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The Transatlantic Colossus
A Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the US aims to ease business activities across the Atlantic. TAFTA | TTIP is a colossal undertaking that, if concluded, will establish the largest FTA in history. It is sold as a panacea but is that simple?
TTIP concerns us all!
The TAFTA/TTIP Timeline The idea of a transatlantic free-trade zone is nothing new; at least it’s not as new as many people might think since it can be traced back to the founding of NATO. And while NATO is a purely military alliance, the notion of an Economic NATO is […]
“Globalization and the Internet” Kick-Off Workshop in Berlin
Last month Future Challenges and the Internet and Society Collaboratory organized a kick-off workshop for the “Globalization and the Internet: Information, People, Goods” project in Berlin. Some 30 experts with various professional backgrounds came to a former supermarket in Berlin to form different working groups. Four working groups will discuss […]
Relationship Trouble. Future Challenges Reader Volume 5 is Published
We have received lots of positive feedback for our Future Challenges Readers. That’s why we’re happy to present you the fifth in a series of FC Readers. This volume examines the relationship between the state and its citizens, both as it looks now and how it might look in the […]