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Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of “influence”: Interview to United Nations Radio News

The emergence of a new nationalism in some Western countries, can be linked to the general feeling that they’re losing “influence and hegemony” in the world, according to the CEO of a think tank called Global Compass. Jean Christophe Bas made the remarks after moderating a panel discussion on the global rise of populism and polarization. The event was held in …

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Innovation, Technology, and Jobs

What drives or hinders innovation? How can technological progress be used in advanced and emerging market economies to foster inclusive growth? These are some the questions raised during the conversation between Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF and Walter Isaacson, CEO The Aspen Institute at the occasion of the IMF Spring Meeting on April 19th, 2017. Watch the discussion. …

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Addressing the Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur and GMMF Lecture

Jean-Christophe Bas will be delivering two speeches in Kuala Lumpur at the invitation of the CEO of the Global Movement of the Moderates Dr. Mat Isa Nasharudin. On February 6th , he will address the “Rise of Islamophobia and the conflict of European Identity” and on 7th February , 2017 at the invitation of International Islamic University of Malaysia, he will address “The …

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With Primer Minister Justin Trudeau, discussing the Global Connecters Peace Initiative

On the occasion of the Summit of the International Organisation of Francophone countries held in Tananarive (Madagascar) on November 26, 2016, Jean-Christophe Bas had a one on one discussion with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, one of the world leading figures in the promotion of pluralism, diversity and building inclusive society. Bas took this opportunity to present to PM Trudeau …

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Launch of the first edition of Paris Education Week at the OECD

The Ligue de l’Enseignement , the premier non-governmental Education organization in France has tasked The Global Compass, in collaboration with the OECD, with organizing the Inaugural conference  of the Paris Education Week. Held on Monday November 14th 2016 at the OECD, the event brought together OECD experts, researchers, Governments and civil society representatives to address the following issue : Governments …

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Education to Moderation : a challenge against fundamentalism and extremism

The Global Compass organized on November 17th, 2016 a meeting at the French Prime Minister’s office in charge of dialogue with religious Organizations (Observatoire de la Laïcité). The Global Compass invited the CEO of the Global Movement of the Moderates Foundation, Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa to discuss with the Heads and representatives of major French religious Education to Moderation : …

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Bucharest Forum : a call for strengthening Multilateralism

Jean-Christophe Bas was invited by the Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund of the United States as a guest speaker during the opening dinner of the Bucharest Forum (October 5-7th, 2016). Together with Calin Ungur, State Counselor to the Prime  Minister of Romania and Rudiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, they discussed the theme “Mediterranean and Black Sea …

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Addressing the 14th Edition of the World Public Forum

The 14th Annual Session of the World Public Forum was held in Rhodes on September 30 – October 1, 2016. The overarching theme of the Forum was “The Clash of Multiplicity: an Urgent Call for Dialogue”. Together with former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus and Jomo Sundaram, former UN assiatnt Secretary General for Economic development , Prof Richard …

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