CIPR International created a new, annual award to celebrate the memory of Douglas Smith, a founder and patron of CIPR International. He was a great supporter of young talent and this award is CIPR International's way of honouring him and encouraging the next generation to think internationally. Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing the people and ideas behind our top five Douglas Smith Award 2014 finalists in a series of CIPR International blogs written by the studen
by Thomas Nemes, Treasurer of CIPR International The build-up to the European election for the average European began with a simmer. In the UK, where the debate around the EU has in a large part been simplified into a wider issue of immigration, there were attempts to liven up the debate and focus attention on the actual importance of it all. The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg laid down the gauntlet in challenging the UKIP leader Nigel Farage to a live television debate.