“The multinational corporations now developing budgets often bigger than medium-sized countries — these live in a global space which is largely unregulated, not subject to the rule of law, and in which people may act free of constraint.” (Paddy Ashdown)
Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming.
Paddy Ashdown is a former member of the British Parliament and a diplomat with a lifelong commitment to international cooperation.
Throughout his career, Paddy Ashdown has moved across the international stage. He served as a Royal Marine and an intelligence officer in MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service of the United Kingdom, before becoming a member of Parliament. In 1988 he became the first leader of the newly formed Liberal Democrat party. After leaving Parliament he served as the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This 18+ minute video is an excellent module that underscores recent global power shifts.