Think Tanks

Transatlantic relations

24 Sep 2009 12:37:00

A Transatlantic partnership to end global genocide

Henry Jackson

"A Guilt Beyond Crime - UK - US Genocide Prevention Policy"(PDF)

Author: Julia Pettengill

Publication date: 24 September 2009

The report states that despite the existence of the UN Convention on Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, the UN Security Council has failed to prioritise the prevention of genocide and has watched as five subsequent genocides have materialised. The author concludes that the UK and the US have a moral responsibility to put the issue of effective genocide prevention at the heart of their foreign policy agenda and that this process should begin by protecting the civilians of Darfur from the ongoing atrocities committed by the Sudanese Government. The report calls for a new treaty on ending genocide to be initiated by NATO or a similar body.

25 Jun 2009 10:52:00

Learning from American universities


"How English Universities Could Learn from the American Higher Education System" (PDF)

Author: Sir Cyril Taylor GBE

Publication date: 25 June 2009

The author who is the Chancellor of Richmond, the American International University in London, calls for the UK university system to rely less on state control and offer more diversity by following the approach taken by American universities. The report argues that universities should be allowed to control their own finances, set their own tuition fees and decide on the number of students they enrol. In addition, the author suggests UK universities should do more to attract private sector finance for capital building projects and research. In addition, the report suggests that there should be a return to one Department for Education and that the splitting of education policy between the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills has not been a success.