John Smith – Statesman, visionary and role-model

May 12 marks the 20th anniversary of death of John Smith. He died in office as leader of the British Labour Party ahead of elections that he was expected to win easily. In the two years that he led the Labour Party John Smith introduced important reforms in the Party that constituted the basis of…

Ostap Kryvdyk: a Ukrainian activist who thinks the Orange Revolution was not in vain, and that a new Ukrainian generation is hungry for change.

Around three hundred mid career professionals from the Former Soviet space have over the last fifteen years participated in the annual John Smith Fellowship Programme, established in 1996 to honour the memory of the much respected British statesman. Amongst them are MPs, senior government officials, human rights activists and journalists. The 2011 group were back in London…