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 collaborated with a number of leading policy organisations and universities to host Congress of Vienna 2015.
The event, from 22 to 25 October, was opened by Henry Kissinger and brought 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.
Open University IKD / Innogen member Professor Jo Chataway moderated the Technology, Economic Growth, Distribution and Stability session. The discussion centred 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.