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What next after PAIS… Careers and experiences: A talk with PAIS Masters Alumni to launch the PAIS Masters Alumni Network

PAIS Masters students go on to some really interesting careers in business, finance, politics, policy, the development sector, consultancy, academia and international organizations.

On 28th May we will host three really excellent speakers who work in a wide range of sectors, are at different stages of their careers, and all graduated from different MA programmes. All three speakers are really excited to return to Warwick to tell us about the work that they do and how they got to where they are

Come and hear from three PAIS Masters alumni who will be talking about their post-PAIS careers and life experiences. This is a great opportunity for you to hear from and network with some of our alumni who have gone on to careers in financial services, politics, development and ethical trade.

Aisha Aswani has a Master’s Degree in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick. She is responsible for defining the strategic direction and leading the Co-operative Ethical Trade programme. Prior to joining the Co-operative in 2007, Aisha worked at John Lewis and Safeway as a Responsible Sourcing Manager, the International Business Leaders Forum and spent over a year working with homeware and garment suppliers in India on improving working conditions. Aisha has played an active role in supporting the creation of ethical trade supplier forums in key sourcing countries. She was recently elected as a Board Director of Sedex, a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.

Helen Jane Martin completed an MA in International Relations with PAIS in 2012. She has recently taken up the role of Press and Media Officer with International Medical Corps, an emergency relief organisation. Until May’s general election, she was Senior Adviser to Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister in Westminster, working across policy, media and parliamentary processes.

Akash Patel is a Warwick alumni, who studied for his MA in International Politics & East Asia. At present Akash is an analyst at Barclays, where he is working with it's design and technology division to innovate Pingit in the open market payments space. Akash recently joined Barclays from Tryum, where he was a founding team member. Tryum is a relationship science company that delved in loyalty and payments, and was on the inaugural cohort of Techstars/Barclays Accelerator.

 Tea and coffee will be served just before the event