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Ian Bremmer joins Kruger Cowne
Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm, and a professor at Columbia University. Eurasia Group provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets.
Bremmer is most widely known for advances in political risk; called the "rising guru" in the field by the Economist and, more directly, bringing political science as a discipline to the financial markets. In 2001, Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index, now the GPRI (Global Political Risk Index) —a joint venture with investment bank Citigroup. Bremmer's definition of an emerging market as "a country where politics matters at least as much as economics to the market" is a standard reference in the political risk field.
Bob Geldof and Charles Clarke get 2013 Education World Forum off to a Cracking Start
The Education World Forum (EWF) is off to a cracking start.
Charles Clarke, former UK Secretary of State for Education and founder of the EWF, brought his huge experience of and commitment to turning political vision in to practical action, challenging the delegates to create the conditions that can transform education systems – forging consensus, building leadership, driving change. Education leaders everywhere have a huge responsibility for ensuring that they build opportunities for all, not just a few. Because that is both right and necessary to compete in the modern world.
Bob Geldof, the inspiration behind LiveAid, brought a different kind of challenge – he passionately believes that our world is in the cusp of fundamental change, driven by massive forces, including technological innovation. It is a time when Governments working in traditional ways cannot deal with the issues confronting the world. Only education can equip our future generations with the values and attitudes that will be needed to underpin the world society of the future. Davos and other world gathering meetings are irrelevant if there are not education leaders and systems working together to ensure meet the challenge of the world of the future. Only the educated can be truly free.
Emmanuel Jal joins Kruger Cowne
We are pleased to introduce ex child soldier turned musician, actor, author and advocate, Emmanuel Jal to Kruger Cowne. Emmanuel is now exclusively available through Kruger Cowne for public and keynote speaking events.
Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child solider on an unknown date in the early 1980s. Through unbelievable struggles, Emmanuel managed to survive and emerge as a recording artist, achieving worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experiences.
Emmanuel is in demand as a speaker and has addressed the UN, US Congress, the Carter Centre and the highest tiers of several governments.
In 2012 Emmanuel has continued to support Amnesty International as one of their main spokespeople in support of the International Arms Treaty and his song Warchild has been included in their ‘Music and Human Rights’ pack for all UK schools.
In April 2012 he was asked to be a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and in June to perform at the G20 summit in Mexico.
JOHN SIMPSON PRESENTED WITH CHURCHILLIAN AWARD 2012
Kruger Cowne client John Simpson was awarded the Churchillian Award 2012 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to media in his various roles as an international war correspondent. John’s career has spanned a period of more than 40 years. John was presented the award by Lord Michael Howard at the Churchillian Award Dinner, which was held in London on October 25th. John also delivered the keynote speech at the event.
The theme of the evening was “Churchill: War Correspondent”. One of Churchill’s pre-politics careers was as a war correspondent during the Boer War; it was therefore particularly fitting that this award was presented to John Simpson, the BBC’s World Affairs Editor, war correspondent, and presenter as John spent many years as the BBC’s South African correspondent.
The event took place at the Churchillian Centre, which as its name suggests, celebrates the life and legacy of Winston Churchill. It was created to keep the memory of Winston Churchill alive in perpetuity.
Kal Penn takes time out from Obama for OYW
Kruger Cowne were delighted to provide Kal Penn as a Counsellor for the 'Leadership and Governance' Plenary session at the One Young World 2013 Summit on 21st October.
Kal took time our from filming and assisting with the Obama campaigning to attend and speak at the conference.
Called "the world's most famous Indian actor" by New York magazine, Kal Penn is a rising actor in Hollywood. But what sets Penn apart is his off-screen eloquence, his passion for the intersection of pop culture, politics and race — and the fact that he stopped his acting career midstream to work full time for the White House.
Kal is known for his starring roles in House, 24 and, of course, the Harold and Kumar franchise. Though there is a tradition of Hollywood stars campaigning for politicians, Kal may be the only one in recent memory to stop his career midstream to work full time in politics. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he focused on work related to "don't ask, don't tell," increasing financial aid, and bringing Americans back from Iraq.
During his years at The Office of Public Engagement, Kal served as a liaison with Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, helping engage them in a variety of social initiatives. "I had friends who were over in Iraq and Afghanistan," Kal has said of his reasons for joining the Obama administration. "I had buddies who had huge student debt, people who got kicked off their health insurance plans for one reason or another, and so that was my decision to get involved on a personal level."
Joss Stone entertains OYW delegates
At the opening ceremony of the 2013 One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh, USA, Joss Stone delivered a wonderful musical performance to a packed venue of 1,700 delegates plus a stage full of dignitaries including President Bill Clinton, Sir Bob Geldof and others. President Clinton personally thanked Joss for her performance and support of the OYW event plus her own special contribution to the Clinton Global Initiative.
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