A Year Of All The Dangers?
BSSB.BE doc-research.org 25/02/2019
* “The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.” ― Samuel Beckett
2019 looks set to be another unpredictable and turbulent year. Join moderator Ali Aslan (TV Presenter and Journalist) and our panellists for a lively and provocative discussion of key issues including:
- Are nationalist populism and strongman leaders like new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Viktor Orban, Rodrigo Duterte and others now the dominant paradigm in global politics, and what does this mean for the liberal, globalist world order?
- How will dozens of national elections – in India, Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa, Argentina, Israel and many more – shape the global dialogue?
- Is the global economy at risk of recession, and what would be the impact?
- Will populist parties and the migration issue shake up Europe’s political landscape at May’s EU elections?
- What will Brexit mean for the UK, and the EU?
- How will the effects of all of this and more be felt in Berlin, with German politics in a transition period of its own?
Confirmed speakers include:
- Daniel Dagan (Israel Broadcasting Authority)
- Kim Hjelmgaard (USA Today)
- Andrea Shalal (Reuters)
- Simon Shuster (TIME)
- Anli Serfontein (Independent journalist, writer and filmmaker)
The discussion will be followed an interactive Q&A with the audience. Join us after the discussion for DOC’s Annual New Year reception, an excellent opportunity to network with peers.
Today, the most likely scenarios to play out in the near future involve extreme weather events and natural disasters. Also trending upward are cyber-security threats and concerns over the security of personal data.
Each year, the Global Risks Perception Survey looks at which risks are viewed by global decision-makers as increasing in the coming year.
Some clear themes emerge from the responses:
A Breakdown in Geopolitical Cooperation
From trade wars to the dissolution of weapons treaties, cooperation between countries is on the decline. Leaders are concerned that this divergent geopolitical climate may continue to inhibit collective progress on important global challenges.
As the influence of technology creeps into more aspects of everyday life, cyber-attacks and lax cybersecurity protocols are becoming more of a concern. In one dramatic example information theft, multiple breaches of India’s government ID database reportedly left the information of over 1 billion registered citizens exposed. Technology is influencing society in other ways too, such as the pervasive issue of “fake news”.
Polarization of Government and Society
One of the major themes of this year’s forum will be addressing increasing polarization in many countries.
YOUTUBE: A Year Of All The Dangers AND A BIG Breakdown in Geopolitical Cooperation
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