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WikiStage IRIS SUP': Understanding the World

  • Wed,Jul 26,2017
  • by Sunil

Thanks to technology today, the world feels like a smaller place. Because of this, it's important to understand what's going on in other parts of the world.

On Monday May 25, WikiStage IRIS SUP' addressed the importance of understanding the world by hosting 15 speakers to talk on topics ranging from environmental issues to think tanks to international relations.

Rachel Marsden, CEO of the leading global strategic communications and political advisory firm Rachel Marsden Associates, asked an interesting question in her talk: "Why is China a humble power?" It almost sounds like an oxymoron, but Marsden brought up interesting points to support her theory.

But she warns, "it would be a mistake to equate humble with benign."

Other talks discussed the impact of psyops, the relationship between Cuba and the USA after the embargo lift and the influence of think tanks.

Mika Mered, CEO of POLARISK Group, brought up a controversial topic about: "Will the Arctic compete with Suez and Panama?"
In his talk, Mered informed listeners about the growing number of shipping hubs in the Arctic. It is predicted that by 2035, there will be more than 2000 hubs changing the way we ship items.

"You can't fight what's happening in the Arctic, just adapt," he says.

At the end the successful two hour event, you left with your mind processing the informative talks that got you thinking about everything happening in the world today!

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