Joel's Blog

Netwar and Social Media counter-terrorism

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 19:57

14+ years after the publication of Arquilla & Ronfeldt's work on "netwar" the major powers are unprepared to deal with it as presented by Islamic fundamentalists.

Open Knowledge Hub for development

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 23:29

The Oriel Open Knowledge Hub is an Open Data platform for sharing and downloading digital content about development. The hub is different from other Open Data initiatives. Existing digital divides could be recreated in an Open Data environment so a key aspect of the hub’s design is to raise the profile of diverse perspectives on development, paying particular attention to content from the South.

U.S. and European Philanthropy after 1945. Historical Research and the Role of Foundations

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 22:22

U.S. and European Philanthropy after 1945. Historical Research and the Role of Foundations.

Conference at Freie Universität Berlin, 14 – 15 February 2014

World Summit Destinations for All 2014

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 14:01
World Summit Destinations for All 2014

The first ever World Summit Destinations for All will be held in Montréal from 19—22 October 2014. This summit promises to take the current dialogue on accessible tourism to a new and exiting level by bringing key players in tourism together.
Practitioners and researchers in the fields of accessible tourism, culture and transportation are invited to submit abstracts for

Freedom of Association under threat from NSA activities

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 13:59

Global Concerns Regarding Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Infections

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 15:43
Global Concerns Regarding Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Infections

massive ad campaign failure - Australia

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:32

In 2006, Tourism Australia spent 180 million dollars on a disastrous global campaign featuring the swimsuit model Lara Bingle, who posed the question: “So where the bloody hell are you?” The proper question, perhaps, would have been whether or not foreign standards authorities would allow the slogan at all. The United Kingdom, Australia’s third-largest tourist market after New Zealand and China, banned the ad for being vulgar, and tourism numbers from there and other target markets plunged.

Baghdad aims to host international conferences

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 14:38

The Iraqi capital is probably not the first place you would think of when organising an international conference but, despite lingering security concerns, the city is keen to host such events.

BBS News: Putting the welcome mat out in Baghdad

Major countries refuse to sign internet treaty

Fri, 14/12/2012 - 14:49

The US, Canada, Australia and UK have refused to sign an international communications treaty at an conference in Dubai.

The countries had objected to calls for all states to have equal rights to the governance of the internet.