Category Archives: Politics

UpRisers witness Jack Straw give evidence at the Iraq Inquiry

UpRising participants experienced an important moment in history by attending Jack Straw’s (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001 – 2006) hearing at the Iraq Inquiry, on February 8 2010. Sitting mere metres away from Straw and Inquiry members, UpRisers had a direct view of proceedings and witnessed first hand how such inquiry attempts to […]

UpRisers see David Cameron and Nassim Taleb in conversation

A group of UpRisers attended a seminar where best-selling author Nassim Taleb and Conservative leader David Cameron MP discussed the economic crisis. At the event, Nassim Taleb, author of “Fooled By Randomness” and “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” spoke about the relevance of his ideas to the economic crisis, and argued […]

UpRisers visit City Hall

A group of UpRisers kicked off the 2009/10 UpRising programme of learning visits by going to the heart of London government. Eight UpRisers took part in a learning visit on 15 July 2009 to City Hall, home to the Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority. During the visit to City […]

Young people advise MPs on how to fix politics

Participants on the UpRising leadership programme took part in an event to advise the Speaker’s Conference – a committee of MPs who are investigating how Parliament can be made more representative.  UpRisers are young people aged 19-25 year olds who are taking part in the UpRising leadership programme to develop their skills, networks and confidence […]

UpRisers meet David Cameron

A group of UpRisers attended a speech by David Cameron MP, Leader of the Conservative Party, to launch a major new Demos project exploring the nature and challenges of Progressive Conservatism. You can read David Cameron’s speech here.   Following the speech UpRisers Anis Idress, Gerald Nkrumah and Ahmed Shazad, had the opportunity to meet with […]

UpRisers discuss Obama election on Radio 4

UpRisers Eusi Anderson, Georgina Colegate-Stone, Zarlasht Halaimzai, Gerald Nkrumah and Hamza Saeed took part in a discussion on BBC Radio 4 about the election of Barack Obama and what it meant to them. They were interviewed by Terry Stiastny for the PM programme. You can listen to their thoughts by clicking here.

UpRisers advise Prime Minister on knife crime

UpRisers Zarlasht Halaimzai and Sarah-Jane Nii-Adjei took part in an event with the Prime Minister to discuss what action should be taken to tackle the problem of knife crime. The event marked the launch of the “No To Knives” coalition, which includes Richard Taylor, father of murdered school boy Damilola Taylor, and Brooke Kinsella, the actress who […]

Brown, Cameron and Clegg join forces to launch new programme to support the next generation of political leaders

UpRising leadership programme launched with support of party leaders At a moment of decisive change in world leadership the Young Foundation, on the evening of Wednesday 5th November, launched a major new programme, UpRising, to develop new leaders, with a keynote lecture from Rosabeth Moss Kanter, probably the world’s most respected thinker on leadership and […]

UpRising launch learning session with David Lammy MP

  Minister speaks at UpRising learning session The first UpRising learning session was held with David Lammy MP, a Minister at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, delivering the keynote address. The event was held on 24th July and was hosted by Clifford Chance on the 30th floor of their magnificant building in Canary Wharf.   Attending the event were young people aged 19-25 […]

Communities in Control learning visit with Hazel Blears MP

UpRisers take part in learning visit with Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government UpRisers  Akram Ahmed, Alvin Carpio, Charlotte Cunningham and Hollie Ridley took part in an UpRising learning visit to watch the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears MP, give a statement to Parliament to announce the Communities in […]