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France’s Cabinet Reshuffle: What it Means for 2017 Elections

Nicolas Bouvier - Feb 12, 2016

In an attempt to unite the political left (and thus improve his chances of reelection in France’s 2017 presidential race), Hollande last week broadened his cabinet to include members of smaller, left-wing parties. The return of three Greens party members to the Hollande government, including Party National Secretary Emmanuelle Cosse, who was appointed housing minister, and Left Radical Party head Jean-Michel Baylet, who was appointed minister for local authorities, underscores Hollande’s effort to ready himself for 2017.

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Where Have All the Meaningful Super Bowl Ads Gone?

Bill Dalbec - Feb 08, 2016

Mission accomplished. Peyton Manning prevailed in what might be his last NFL game, potentially writing a storybook ending to a notable career.

But the always anticipated ads? Just like the big game lacked any significant excitement on offense, so too were the advertisements lacking. For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl advertisements were a disappointment. Advertisers again played it safe and mostly stuck to pushing product, hardly distinguishing themselves from a typical Sunday night on network television.

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The Strategic Crossroads of a Rising China

APCO Forum - Feb 04, 2016

Over the last eight months of 2015, President Xi Jinping of China visited a total of 14 countries. He travelled to major international players such as the United States and United Kingdom, as well as to regional level partners such as Zimbabwe and the Philippines. Xi’s trips illustrate China’s intention to play a more proactive role on the world stage, and appear to reflect long held calls from Western powers for the country to become a more “responsible stakeholder” in global affairs.

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Transatlantic Tech: Privacy Shield Edition

In this edition of Transatlantic Tech we look at the freshly minted political agreement on a new framework to permit transatlantic transfers of personal data, the so called “EU-US Privacy Shield” and the next steps on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure a legal solution that can withstand inevitable legal challenges.

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Internal is the New External

Kimberly Gardiner - Feb 03, 2016

At the Digital Transformation and Communication in the Changing Workplace Seminar, companies including Accenture, Boeing, and Pfizer shared insights into how digital is transforming their businesses, helping them communicate with employees, build brand reputation, drive engagement and retain talent. Below are some takeaways:

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Davos and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Margery Kraus - Feb 03, 2016

For more than 15 years I have traveled with great anticipation to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. I have witnessed the growth of the World Economic Forum, from its more humble beginnings to its current status- where the mere mention of the term “Davos” is synonymous with the gathering of the world’s most influential leaders across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society.

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Six Takeaways from Davos 2016

Anna Tunkel - Feb 01, 2016

World Economic Forum’s 46th Annual Meeting in Davos was particularly stimulating and thought provoking this year. Over 2,500 participants representing Fortune 100 corporations, heads of state, media, heads of NGOs and international organizations and many more, convened in over 250 official sessions and countless side events to discuss the mastering of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its implications on the state of the world.

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