The New Security Foundation was established by former British parliamentarian Dr Harold Elletson and Janis Folkmanis, economic adviser to the President of Latvia. Dr Elletson was formerly the director of the NATO Forum on Business and Security and the leader of the New Security Programme at the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS). Janis Folkmanis is a former official of the European Commission and an expert on economic, security and energy issues affecting Eastern Europe. During the last twenty years, the nature of security has changed fundamentally and civil society in Europe and elsewhere needs to think carefully about the consequences. The New Security Foundation provides both a focus for research and a forum for dialogue about key issues affecting the security of modern society.
The Canadian-Hungarian Democratic Charter was launched on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Hungarian people’s heroic uprising against communist tyranny. Our initiative is a salute and tribute to the example and sacrifices that Hungarians have made to promote and uphold universally valid democratic principles worldwide. We hope that our effort will help the citizens of Hungary to once again enjoy the fruits of their past sacrifices and we are committed to helping them regain the respect their country may have lost as a consequence of the self-serving, predatory actions of their current leaders. We intend, with this action, to express our solidarity with the friends of democracy wherever they may be.
The Glendon Political Science Association strives to provide effective representation for students who are majoring or minoring in political science to the Department of Political Science at Glendon and to the entire York University community. Its goal is to raise awareness through activities that uphold the GPSA as a politically oriented student body and promote a sense of community and unity amongst members, as well as to serve as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas of a political nature for students regardless of their field of study. The GPSA aims to work with members of the Glendon community as well as offering students within political science academic support and related social events.
Informing Opinions is dedicated to analyzing political events from around the world. The site works as an open forum for students by providing an opportunity to share their expertise and bring unique interpretations to the headlines that are changing our world. Having launched earlier this year, the site hopes to expand on its writer/contributor base to cover a broader array of diverse topics while also presenting a wider range of perspectives.