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Upcoming International Events

Security talks. Photo: Tim Wendel, ISN

Dear Reader,

It’s been almost a month since the 9th International Security Forum (ISF) came to a close. In case you need further political inspiration and don’t want to wait until the next ISF, here’s a brief list of upcoming international events for your calendar.

Cannes Water Symposium
29 June – 1 July 2011, Cannes, France

Since 1999, the Cannes Water Symposium has become a key International Forum on various issues related to water, the sea and sustainable development. The 13th annual conference will take place in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes and will gather professionals, scientists and political decision-makers — all specialists on Water and the Environment. The conference will comprise scientific and technological workshops on 1) developing innovative and clean harbors and waterways, 2) sanitation, and 3) water quality and health.

EU as a Global Actor: From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World
7 – 10 July 2011, Berlin, Germany

“The EU as a Global Actor” is an international conference held by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with other leading organizations. The conference aims to consider the political, economic, and cultural development of the European Union, both as a regional organization and as a key player in global affairs. It aims to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the EU with respect to internal reform and growth, while also reflecting on the roles and responsibilities the organization faces on the global stage.

7th International Internet Law & Politics Conference 2011
11 – 12 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain

The 7th International Internet Law & Politics Conference (IDP, Internet, Derecho y Política), will focus on the current Net Neutrality debate and its consequences for the development of the Internet from both legal and political standpoints. It will also cover core issues in the fields of cyber-law, e-government and e-democracy that represent important challenges for the future of the Net, including: the so-called “right to be forgotten,” data protection, copyright, privacy, web governance and policies, the right to access public information, and democratic action on the web.  The conference is developed and organized by the Law and Political Sciences Department of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) under the auspices of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3).

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders
4 – 10 July 2011, Berlin, Germany

Hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy,  Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR) is an active network of young, dynamic, and influential people from across the world who have an interest in the European-Russian relationship. The program has been developed in recognition of the importance of the relationship between Russia, Europe, and the global political system.

New Perspectives on Conflict and Security: Understanding Civil War and Intrastate Conflict
11 – 12 July 2011, Birmingham, United Kingdom

This conference will explore a range of debates and topics related to intra-state conflict and civil war. It is open to those who wish to present work on specific armed conflicts, on broad patterns and debates related to the nature of civil war, and on historical perspectives and contemporary issues. It also seeks to explore international dimensions including conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building.

Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Biodefence 2011 International Congress
18 – 20 July 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The conference is the formal meeting of BioSSD global experts on the practices, challenges, and strategies of BioSSD in the Asia-Pacific region. It will provide a platform to discuss effective strategies to prevent bio-crime through the implementation of bio-safety, bio-security, and bio-defense measures, and aims to identify and address gaps in Asia-Pacific bio-safety, bio-security, and bio-defense.