Policy Idol 2016
In March 2016, three members of King’s Think Tank were finalists in King’s Policy Idol 2016.
Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all current students and staff at King’s, in which participants pitch their policy ideas to an elite panel of leading figures from the worlds of politics, academia and industry.
Erica Arcudi – Audience Prize Winner
Food Waste: Time for Supermarkets to Take Ownership
Rocky Howe – Finalist
Empowering Women in Disaster
Read more about Policy Idol 2016 here.
Policy Week 2015
In October 2015, three students from King’s College London and three students from our partner Think Tank AISES Young (in Rome) were selected to draft a policy recommendation on finding strategies to address the theme of “ISIS, cyber-security, foreign fighters, and the role of the EU.”
The group chose to focus on terrorism, specifically the nuances surrounding the subject of ISIS and terrorism, and the political sensitivities involved in finding viable solutions. This included discussing its controversial definition, its European dimension, addressing the flow of so-called Foreign Fighters, as well as the issue of preventing terror funding (including by states).
The week’s research culminated in a fiery debate with an expert panel, which advocated the following policy recommendations:
- Improve the narrative about ISIS and the West to ensure that it is more dynamic and that it considers many different perspectives.
- Identify, understand and prevent the complex web of transnational illicit trade at the base of the terrorist business.