Social Evolution: From Humanity to Society

Why We Try So Hard to Escape Our Humanity

In my mind one of the defining elements of being human is the ability to care about others — not merely to say that...

Dan Ariely

Author and the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University.

The Question We Must Keep Asking

Many of the problems in the world today, when one reflects upon them, call for an answer to an ancient question: What is it...

Ai Weiwei

Artist based in Berlin.

The Soothing Virtue of Solidarity

Article 2 of the treaty of Lisbon recalls what is commonly referred to as the “founding values” of the European Union. It states that...

Jimmy Jamar

Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium

How Perceptions of Women Leaders Influence Society and What We Can Do About It

Evidence is fundamental in public policy and social progress. To achieve  equality between women and men, we need to understand values, perceptions and attitudes....

Silvana Koch-Mehrin

resident and Founder of the Women Political Leaders (WPL),

The Importance of True Free Enterprise and Responsible Democracy in the 21st Century

How a person conducts his/her life is directed and controlled by his overall philosophy and beliefs about life and living.  Whatever your philosophy and...

Alexander Alemis

CEO of Family Dental Care, one of the largest dental groups in Chicago.

Empowering Women in the Digital Age

Digitalisation and the advancement of technology have presented a vast array of innovative and dynamic opportunities for female economic empowerment, and chances for a...

Shanu Hinduja

Chair of Geneva-based Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd,

The Second Coming of Fascism?

Throughout 2018, analogies between today and the 1930s became alarmingly commonplace. Hortatory books such as former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Fascism: A...

Michael Burleigh

Historian and author

The New Old Populism

For the better part of a century, populism was widely regarded as a distinctly Latin American phenomenon, a recurring political plague on countries such...

Sebastián Edwards

Professor of International Economics at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Reviving Civil Disobedience

With populism and authoritarianism on the rise around the world, there has been considerable talk of “resistance,” especially in the United States. A rather...

Jan-Werner Mueller

Professor of Politics at Princeton University

The Migration Narrative: Shifting the Focus

Migration has been, along with Brexit, one of the most prominent subjects discussed in the EU in recent years. Always high on the agenda,...

Foteini Kalantzi

A.G. Leventis Research Officer at SEEXOX

Children – Our Primary Consideration

Children are the future of Europe.  We must cherish them and we also owe them binding obligations, whether or not they are European citizens. ...

Nuala Mole

International Human Rights Lawyer, is the founder of The AIRE Centre.