Being a part of an intergovernmental organisation (IGO) can be a deeply fulfilling career path, but it’s a path that can seem unattainable to those unfamiliar with the true scope of work conducted by such organisations.
Currently residing in Singapore, Susan Bennett in an engineer by training who works within a pharmaceutical company. With experience within telecommunications, information technology, and artificial intelligence, her work has taken her across Europe and the US. She’s now earning her MSc in International Public Policy, one of the part-time courses offered by Queen Mary Online.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created considerable restrictions around seminars and other public events, there are still a number of online options available to anyone interested in furthering their learning during this time.
If you’re an International Public Policy professional, or looking to get into the field, attending conferences or following the event hashtags on social media is an excellent way to expand your knowledge, perspectives and global professional network.
2020 has already shaped up to be a year of significant changes and challenges in the international political sphere. With major developments in the climate crisis, Brexit and the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the US, 2020 is already looking to test our capacity for addressing and resolving the challenges ahead.
There's no hiding from the fact that the UK (and Europe as a whole) is going through some of the most uncertain political changes in recent years. One of the most newsworthy topics of 2019 will be understanding and forecasting the impact of this change, both within Europe and on other big players such as the US, Russia, and China.