"Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening" will be lauched at Newport, South Wales

Book Launch // "Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening" will be lauched at Newport, South Wales

The InterAction Council, an association of 40 former world leaders, and the United Nations University will launch their new publication, "Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening" Monday, 20 October 2014, 10 a.m. to noon BST.

The former leaders of Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Jordan, New Zealand and Singapore are contributors to the wide-ranging collection of papers requested from leading experts. The InterAction Council (IAC) is a 30 year old association pooling the expertise of world leaders and speaking out on issues of vital importance to the world community and the community of world leaders alike.

Co-edited and published by UN University's Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health, the new book offers authoritative insights into topics from the Middle East and denuclearization of Korea to the water crisis and the future of energy.

The book will be launched with a panel discussion, moderated by the Rt. Hon. the Baroness Margaret Jay of Paddington, former leader, UK House of Lords and joined by H.E. Mr. Bertie Ahern, former Prime Minister of Ireland.

Seven contributing authors will be on hand to present their papers and answer questions:

-H.E. Dr. George Vassiliou, former President, Cyprus

-Dr. Thomas Axworthy, Secretary-General, InterAction Council

-Mr. Nicholas Fogg, Former Head of Religious Studies, Marlborough College (U.K.)

-Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy (U.K.)

-The Most Hon. Lord Michael Lothian, Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Strategy Forum (U.K.)

-Dr. Alexander Zhebin, Director, Centre for Korean Studies, Institute for Far Eastern Studies (Russia)

-Dr. Moneef Zou'bi, Director-General, Islamic World Academy of Science (Jordan)

General inquiries: {tanya.guy@interactioncouncil.org}

Media inquiries: Terry Collins - {tc@tca.tc} or Juliet Heller - {juliet@julietheller.co.uk}

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