On July 10th, I attended an event organised by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL), called Setting the Standard – CSPL looks ahead in London. This was an event where together with academics, members of central and local government, regulators, academics and others, the CSPL discussed the content of their annual report, their understanding of current and developing issues, as well as their ‘forward plan’ and ‘strategic plan’. They opened the floor for feedback and specifically mentioned their desire and need for collaborations.
A little bit over two weeks ago I attended a week-long seminar – sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, name dating to 1851 but founded by Louis Bonaparte in 1808) and the Hendrik Muller Fonds – about social media and social cohesion in Amsterdam, in the beautiful Trippenhuis (a Dutch heritage site and former museum, once housing Rembrandt’s ‘The Nightwatch’). Continue reading “Social Media and Social Cohesion (Seminar)”
Last night, I followed the results coming in from the General Election (June 8, 2017), as reported by the BBC. For me, the takeaway would be that… Continue reading “Initial thoughts on the GE17 results”
Earlier this week, on the 31st, I attended two politics related events in Nottingham. Continue reading “A day full of, well, politics”