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Congress of Vienna 2015

8 October 2015

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2015 sees the anniversary of several landmark conferences that pursued security and justice in international affairs, including the 1814/15 Congress of Vienna that sought stability in post-Napoleon Europe. To mark the event, the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership is collaborating with a number of leading policy organisations and universities to host Congress of Vienna 2015.

The event, from 22 to 25 October, will be opened by Henry Kissinger and will bring together some 40 global thinkers, former government and international institution practitioners, and representatives of business and civil society from around the world to examine current issues affecting global stability with a particular focus on the prospects for practical initiatives.

IKD member Professor Jo Chataway will moderate the Technology, Economic Growth, Distribution and Stability session. Discussion will centre on the establishment of rules that can address both the destabilising impacts of the disparities that are resulting alongside modern technologies and innovation, and their failure – thus far – to produce the promised levelling of benefits.

A full report of the discussions will be presented at a public session at the United Nations in New York in early 2016.

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