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On the Global Counsel podcast, you can hear the GC team discuss and debate topical developments in public policy and regulation from around the world.Global Counsel is an advisory firm working with clients around the world to gauge political developments and how these impact both business risk and opportunity. For more information about Global Counsel, visit our website: www.global-counsel.com
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    The geopolitics of: tech standards

    The geopolitics of: tech standards

    Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there’s been a lot of talk about the return of history. Suddenly, the post-1989 assumptions that liberal democracy and open markets were the single models on which most countries would converge now looks at best naïve.
    What if geopolitics never went away? What if many of the most important policy struggles of the digital era have been taking place in the technical arenas far from public view?
    In each episode of this new GC Podcast mini-series, International Policy Practice Lead Jon Garvie will explore the policy debates – from infrastructure to cyber-security to sanctions – that will be fundamental to the business operating environment in the years ahead.
    In this first episode, Jon is joined by Tomas Lamanauskas, a 20-year veteran of the ICT area with stints in public and private positions across the world. He is currently campaigning to be the new Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union, often described as the most important international body you’ve never heard of.
    Jon and Tomas discuss the importance of the ITU, the challenges of regulating emerging tech, and the impact of Western polarisation amid challenges from Russia and China.
    Stay tuned in the coming months for episodes exploring the geopolitics of infrastructure, multilateralism, and more. For more discussion on the shifting global alignment, check out the archived sessions from our flagship event from earlier this year, "The Politics of Decoupling."

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    Decoupling of data flows: perspectives from the US and EU

    Decoupling of data flows: perspectives from the US and EU

    The modern internet runs on the free flow of data across the Atlantic ocean. But as policymakers push toward different systems for the regulation of data collection, what are the implications of a decoupling of data between the US and EU?
    This week on the podcast, GC Director Tom White convenes a panel of experts and policymakers from Brussels to Washington to discuss the challenges posed by transatlantic data flows.
    Speakers
    MEP Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Vice-chair of European Parliament’s Committee on International TradeJohn Verdi, Senior Vice President of Policy at the Future of Privacy ForumGuido Lobrano, Director General, Europe, I T I - The Information Technology Industry CouncilLucas Buthion, Policy Director, Scaleway
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    Are we entering a nuclear energy renaissance?

    Are we entering a nuclear energy renaissance?

    As technology advances and the world pushes to reduce emissions, are we entering a new age of nuclear power?
    Senior Adviser Geoffrey Norris hosts a roundtable discussion to discuss recent developments with Associate Saskia Giraud-Reeves and Adviser Stephanie Grumet, both of whom have recently written blogs for Global Counsel exploring nuclear power. Plus, the panel is joined by Associate Giovanni Scomparin to learn how the European Union's nuclear strategy is being affected by the war in Ukraine.
    You can find Stephanie and Saskia's blogs---along with a look at the Southeast Asian perspective on nuclear energy---by clicking here: https://www.global-counsel.com/insights

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    Macron wins a second term; what's next for France?

    Macron wins a second term; what's next for France?

    On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron won a second term in the French elections. But his victory is complicated by the record showing of his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen. With legislative elections looming in June and the intensifying Russia-Ukraine war threatening European cooperation, what did Sunday night tell us about the future of France?
    On this episode, Denzil Davidson, former advisor to Theresa May and Adviser on EU and multilateral policy at Global Counsel, is joined by Olivier Costa, CNRS Senior Researcher, and Executive Editor, Journal of European Integration. They discuss what the results mean for domestic policy and politics and the implications of the election results on France’s agenda for the end of its presidency at the Council of the EU.
    Speakers:
    Denzil Davidson - Adviser. View more insights from Denzil here.Olivier Costa, CNRS Senior Researcher, and Executive Editor, Journal of European Integration
    This is an archive of one of our digital events, recorded on April 27th, 2022. For more information on upcoming events and to register, visit www.global-counsel.com/events
    The views expressed in this podcast can be attributed to the named participant(s) only.
    The Global Counsel Podcast is produced by Matilda Milne, Tom Bunting and Carolina Saludes.

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    Top in Tech: Online Safety Bill and the EU-US Privacy Shield

    Top in Tech: Online Safety Bill and the EU-US Privacy Shield

    ‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day. 
     
    Conan D’Arcy, Senior Practice Lead for TMT is joined by Senior Associates Lilah Howson-Smith and Franck Thomas for a discussion on Europe's new regulatory proposals, and how they will change data privacy.
     
    The conversation focuses on: 
    The much-discussed Online Safety Bill, which is closer than ever but still inspiring heated debate. A renewed EU-US Data Privacy Shield. After numerous false starts, are the two powers nearing a new agreement on shared data?
    Speakers on this podcast: 
     
    Conan D’Arcy, Senior Practice Lead, Technology, Media and Telecoms. See more insights from Conan here 
    Lilah Howson-Smith, Senior Associate, UK Politics and Policy. See more insights from Lilah here
    Franck Thomas, Senior Associate for Technology, Media, and Telecoms. See more insights from Franck here
     
    For more GC insights on technology, media and telecoms, click here 
     
    The views expressed in this podcast can be attributed to the named participant(s) only. 
     
    The Global Counsel Podcast is produced by Matilda Milne, Tom Bunting and Carolina Saludes. 
     

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    How exposed is the global health system to geopolitical tensions?

    How exposed is the global health system to geopolitical tensions?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the fragility of the public health systems that we take for granted. As the virulence of the pandemic begins to abate across much of the world, how exposed – or prepared – are counties for the impact of war, economic sanctions, political isolation and new migratory patterns on existing health structures and systems? 
    This week on the podcast, our Health and Life Sciences team dives into the connection between geopolitical instability and the global health system. To get an inside perspective, they are joined by Dr. Ben Rolfe, an independent consultant in global public health and formerly the founding CEO of Communicable Disease Threats Initiative in Singapore.
    Speakers
    Rosie Hill, Senior Associate. See more insights from Rosie here.Mark Loughridge, Senior Associate. See more insights from Mark here.Yi-Fang Lee, Associate. See more insights from Yi-Fang here.Dr. Ben Rolfe, independent consultant in global public health.
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