Successful approaches to inclusive leadership with Anna Tarhata Basman

Atty. Anna Tarhata S. Basman is currently one of the Deputy Floor Leaders of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, in the Philippines. Today, reflecting on her own background and experiences, Ms. Basman will share with us her perspective on successful approaches to inclusive leadership. Ms. Basman is a champion of the topic, through her extensive work on the rehabilitation of Marawi as well as through her role as chair on the committee on accounts and the Sub-committee on Disadvantaged.

Pandemic Convention with Barbara Stocking, Chair of the Panel for a Global Public Health Convention

Today we will be discussing with Barbara Stocking, Chair of the Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (PGPHC), the need of creating a global instrument to build a robust global public health system. Over the past 2 years, Club de Madrid (CdM) has worked with the PGPHC to prioritise the reform of the global public health system to ensure a global health architecture capable of preventing future pandemics, while also supporting the recommendations of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Prevention and Response (IPPPR), the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), and others. Specifically, CdM and the PGPHC focused their advocacy on the need for a global treaty, convention, or international agreement and brought this to the decision-making levels in the UN system.

Strategic Relationship between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean, with Richard Youngs and María Fernanda Espinosa

In this episode of the ‘Democracy in Practice’ series, Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and María Fernanda Espinosa, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador and the 73rd President of the United Nations General Assembly, discuss and reflect on the strategic relationship between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean, in the context of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the second half of 2023.

International Day of Democracy with Helen Clark and El Orden Mundial

En conmemoración del International Day of Democracy 2022, Helen Clark – Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Member of Club de Madrid – and El Orden Mundial – the world’s most read international affairs online magazine in Spanish – discuss the current state of democracies in a context of simultaneous crises and their possible solutions, as a starting point for the upcoming Club de Madrid Annual Policy Dialogue “Leading a World of Converging Crisis”.

NATO Summit in Madrid with Alexander Stubb and Mircea Geoanã

Following the recent NATO Summit in Madrid, Alexander Stubb –former Prime Minister of Finland, Member of Club de Madrid, and current Director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute– and Mircea Geoanã –Deputy Secretary-General of NATO– take stock and reflect on the results of the recent Summit, its conclusions and the immediate effects on topics such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the possible accession of Sweden and Finland to the defence alliance, and the relationship with China.

World Refugee Day with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga and Patrick Youssef

In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Patrick Youssef, Regional Director for Africa of the International Committee of the Red Cross and an old friend of Club de Madrid, is discussing with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of Latvia from 1999 to 2007 –the first female head of a former Soviet bloc state–, and former President of Club de Madrid. She was a refugee herself and fled from war-torn Latvia to spend more than 50 years in exile, to return afterwards and become President.

Our two protagonists talk about current refugee crises, forcibly displaced persons around the world, migrants’ rights, war-related humanitarian problems, exclusive narratives towards refugees, and possible solutions.

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