Our World in 2012: Edition index

Our World in 2012: Edition index

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The New Europe annual Our World in 2012  brings together 71 individuals to a unique edition which will serve as a torch and guidemap to the next 12 months. Below find the titles and descriptions of all the contributing authors, as well as links for easy access:


Leaders-cum-losers of 2011
by Alexandros Koronakis, Director of New Europe newspaper

The year of rational pessimism
by Joseph E. Stiglitz, university professor at Columbia University, a Nobel laureate in economics, and the author of Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy.

Reinvigorate the rich to help the poor
by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

Fragile and unbalanced in 2012
by Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics and professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University.

After the promised land
by Peter Sutherland, former Director General of the GATT and the WTO, currently co-chair of the High-level Expert Group on Trade, set up by the UK, German, Turkish, and Indonesian governments to examine the world trading system.

Obama the statesman
by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning in the US State Department from 2009-2011, and Professor of International Relations at Princeton University.

Russia’s botoxic president returns
by Nina Khrushcheva, author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics. The author also teaches international affairs at The New School and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York.

Taking faith seriously
by Former UK prime minister Tony Blair, founder of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org)

The new international economic disorder
by Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO and author of When Markets Collide.

South Eastern Europe in 2012- contrasts in troubled waters  
by Hido Biscevic, Secretary-General of the Regional Co-operation Council.

‘We must revisit democracy’
by Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron, founder of the Fondation du Forum Universale and the Crans Montana Forum 

Occupy the government
by Esther Dyson, CEO of EDventure Holdings, an active investor in a variety of start-ups around the world.

The economic imperatives of the Arab spring
by Kemal Derviş, Vice-President of the Brookings Institution in Washington and Advisor to the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University. He was Turkey’s Minister of Economic Affairs and is a former Executive Head of the United Nations Development Program.

Disaster can wait
by Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar.

Guns and beer will get us through 2012
by Andy Carling, EU Affairs editor, New Europe newspaper

Between Iraq and a hard place
by Wasfe Tahir Ali, Secretary General,  People’s National Democratic Liberation Movement of Iraq

Russia-Ukraine: Interlocking effect on co-operation with NATO to be stronger in 2012
by Alla Myshalova , associate, Greek Association for Atlantic and European Co-operation and a defence expert.

Industrialisation’s second golden age
by Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics at the World Bank, and the author of Demystifying the Chinese Economy.

The Balkans in 2012: A year of hopes and challenges
by Ivan Delibasic, EU Affairs journalist, New Europe newspaper

Gold up, Dollar down in 2012
by Clem Chambers, CEO of financial information site ADVFN.com, and author of 101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners.


Greece under siege…
by Theodoros Rousopoulos, journalist, former Minister of State and government Spokesman of Greece, government of Kostas Karamanlis, 2004-2008

Europe’s year of indecision
by George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management and of the Open Society Institute.

Europe: Any light at the end of the tunnel?
by Tzvetan Vassilev, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Corporate Commercial Bank AD.

The Europe of the future
by Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank (2003-2011), President of the Bank of France (1993-2003), currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements.

The European Ombudsman: More pro-active transparency in the EU administration
by P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, European Ombudsman since April 2003, was re-elected as European Ombudsman in 2010.

Europe’s challenges in 2012
by Javier Solana, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and President of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (ESADEgeo).

A new diplomacy for the EU?
by Daryl Copeland, analyst, educator, consultant, and the author of Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations.   

European maritime and fishing economy towards sustainability and new growth
by Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Any hope for Europe?
by Ralf Grahn, lawyer, independent EU affairs advisor and euroblogger based in Finland

Fight the Hydra with an ‘Iolaus strategy’
by Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Member of the European Parliament

The domino effect
by Cillian Donnelly, EU Affairs editor, New Europe newspaper

2012, the year of the new euro
by Dennis Kefalakos, Editor-in-Chief, New Europe newspaper

Sovereign debt crisis and need for political vision
by Foteini Kalantzi, visiting scholar at Freie Universität Berlin and a freelance journalist

Mission not yet accomplished
by Prof. Dr. Danuta Hübner, MEP, Chair of the Committee on Regional Development in the European Parliament

So what happens next?
by Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament

Upgrading EU commercial diplomacy in 2012
by Richard Youngs, Director General of FRIDE.

The European brewing sector in 2012: The challenges ahead
by Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe

Greece: Between a chaotic government from the 'barricades' and the Deus ex Machina
by Kassandra


The renaissance of hope
by Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International

A contract with the future
by Francisco Jaime Quesado, general manager of the Innovation and Knowledge Society in Portugal

Looking for the constant in an ever-changing environment
by Alexander Anghelou, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Brussels.

Wine in moderation – a balanced approach to reduce harmful drinking
by George T.D. Sandeman, President of the Wine in Moderation program 

The role of sport in 2012
by Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO, Sochi 2014 Winter Games


Asia enters the storm
by Laura Tyson, former chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers, currently professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

What China wants in 2012
by Li Zhaoxing, China’s foreign minister from 2003-2007, currently Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress.

Asian women on top
by Vishakha Desai, President and CEO of Asia Society, which will host the Women Leaders of New Asia Summit in Zhenjiang, China, April 19 – 21, 2012.


A global culture to fight extremism
by Maajid Nawaz, co-Founder and Chairman of London-based think-tank The Quilliam Foundation.

In tough times, why do Europeans always turn to the Right?
by James Drew, Online Editor, New Europe newspaper


Gazing into the energy crystal ball for 2012
by Kostis Geropoulous, Energy and Russian Affairs Editor, New Europe newspaper

Timely reminders
by Dr. Janez Potočnik, Member of the European Commission, Environment Commissioner. In his first mandate as Commissioner (2004 – 2009), he was responsible for the Science and Research.

New energy resolutions for the New Year

by John Harris,Vice President and Head Governmental Affairs and Communications, Landis+Gyr.
by Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of  the Coalition for Energy Savings


Three things I have learned in 2011: A New Year's message
by Neelie Kroies, Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner.

The future of machines lies in the most advanced technology: YOU
by Stefanos Kofopoulos, New Europe’s tech wrangler

2012: Time to untap the potential of digital data
by Athanasios Kotsis, CEO, INTRASOFT International

Fuelling the European economy in 2012
by John Vassallo, Vice President EU Affairs, Microsoft

The year of the broadband
by Tony Graziano, Vice-President for Public Affairs & Communication at the Huawei Brussels Office

Ensuring stronger, more effective and more consistent protection of personal data in the EU
by Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor


The global message of the Robin Cosgrove prize
by Dr. Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, Co-President of the Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize, together with Professor Paul Dembinski of the Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva.

When ethics conflicts with interest

by Paul H. Dembinski, Director of the Observatoire de la Finance (Geneva) and co-President of the Robin Cosgrove Ethics in Finance Prize 2011.

Ethics or how to cure financial markets

by Jakub Kuriata, Currently works as a credit analyst of financial institutions at BNP Paribas in London and is also a PhD student at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Worlds at war, how to reconcile finance with ethics

by Faly Ranaivoson, An integral leadership consultant and facilitator.

Derivatives and responsibility: Guidelines for dealing with risk

by Simone Heinemann, PhD student at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, where she is completing a thesis on financial derivatives and systemic risk. She was the winner of the Robin Cosgrove Ethics in Finance Prize 2011.

An analysis of the origins, problems and future perspectives

by Bruno Federico Fernández, Works for the Central Office of Public Funds in the Ministry of Economy of Tucumán and collaborates as a volunteer in a microcredits program for the Leon Foundation.

Financial solidarity and the democratisation of money

by Nicolás Meyer, Social psychologist and co-founder and Executive Director of Nuestras Huellas Asociación Civil.

A critique of the financial sector and people's behaviour

by Carlos Eduardo Estapé Viana, Works in the law firm Guyer & Regules (www.guyer.com.uy), mainly in the Corporate and Tax Department.  

Reflection and action, ethics and ethical behaviour

by Carmen Carmona, has been working for almost a year as Decision Analyst Consultant for Catalyze, a consulting firm in the UK.

The citizen bank

by Bob Diamond, Chief Executive of Barclays

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