This issue of the Global Review celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Estoril Conferences, focusing on the theme addressed during its 6th edition, in May 2019: ‘Empowering Humanity: from Local to Global Justice’.
For that reason, we have invited some of our 2019 speakers to share with us their thoughts on local answers that can be provided so as to achieve global justice.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of the Republic of Croatia, underlines education as one of the most powerful tools to empower humanity, particularly when it comes to keeping up with the fast paced change promoted by new technologies.
New technologies are also the subject of Future Politics: Living in a World Transformed by Tech, authored by Jamie Susskind, who won the 2019 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize. The book is reviewed in this edition, which also addresses female empowerment and the role of mothers, through the words of Edit Schlaffer, founder of NGO Women without Borders.
With contributions from Revaz Beshidze, Ambassador of Georgia to Portugal; Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais; Miguel Pinto Luz, Deputy Mayor of Cascais; and Teresa Violante, Chairwoman of the Estoril Conferences; this Global Review also includes an article by Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, who writes about slow growth in Western economies and recent political challenges that can impact prosperity.