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One World Week 2011: Forum

The One World Forum attracts high-profile speakers from across the world through a series of panel debates, with each speaker offering views on current issues, followed by an interactive session allowing the audience to debate what has been discussed. Forum is a platform for the exchange of ideas and ideologies, featuring leading luminaries from diverse professions, political spheres and academic disciplines.

The One World Forum creates an opportunity to get new insights into the "hottest" issues affecting our world. Here, every attendant counts, every one of you has something to contribute.

All One World Week Forum events are free of charge and open to everybody.

The Forum events for this 2011's One World Week are as follows:

Monday 31 January 2011
The Future of Nuclear

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre, Conference Room
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Protests, controversial energy ministers, and a new nuclear energy plan; and no we are not in the 70s. We are entering a new era of nuclear debate with uncertain energy sources and a world where a nuclear deterrent may still be necessary. Well, with relations between the US and Russia being the worst they have been since the fall of the Berlin wall; it's a new, different world we now live in. With the cuts published in October; do we ditch nuclear? Come to discuss what we now should do with the mysterious and ever growing technology.

Tuesday 1 February 2011
Feeding the Hunger

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre, Conference Room (please note this has changed from the previous venue of R0.21, Ramphal)
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

This year we seek to piece together the Global Food Crisis and look not only at the 'have-nots' but also at those who have too much. With a panel of expert speakers we will consider not only the 'hungry' and how this can be dealt with, but also the ways in which we feed and exacerbate the food crises. In the popular imagination words like 'Third-World' and 'Famine' go together. But how does the West fit in to the picture, how do we provoke an existing crisis and how are we dealing with our own crisis; our abuse of this most vital of the world's resources?

Traditionally the food crisis has been considered in terms of food growth and famines are put down to a decrease in availability or access to food, but recent research suggests a set of far more complex factors including Western Trading Policies. That famines continue to exist and continuously change in their nature new and innovative solutions to famine must always be found. This year One World Week has brought together a panel to discuss, question and answer the nature of the current food crisis. It will ask if the West is doing enough to help famished countries and explore the extent to which we 'Feed the Hunger' though potentially unfair trade policies for example and it will look at new methods employed to feed the hungry and on a long term basis.

Wednesday 2 February 2011
Asia and the West: The New Frontier (registration required)

Venue: R0.21, Ramphal Lecture Theatre (please note this venue has changed from the previous venue of Warwick Arts Centre, Conference Room)
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

The World is changing and Asia seems to be at the pinnacle of this change, both economically and politically. We at One World Week seek to explore the finer aspects of the relationship Asian countries share with each other and with the Western World. From Governance to economic policy making to issues of security, this talk has it all.

If you'd like to attend this forum, you'll need to register online.

Thursday 3 February 2011
The Forgotten Land: Latin America in Focus

Venue: Room MS.02, Maths & Stats
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

"Other parts of the world boom, or fail, or starve and in Europe we tend to know about it." So why is it so difficult to find out about and discuss Latin America and the Caribbean, a continent that contains extreme wealth as well as extreme poverty and suffering? Do we neglect Latin America and the Caribbean? Are we ignoring rising political and economic powers? Are the LEDC's of Latin America and the Caribbean of less importance to the western world both politically and in terms of social opinion? Why? These are all questions that we aim to explore and understand at One World Week 2011.

Friday 4 February 2011
Corporate Social Responsibilities: Keeping it Private

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre, Conference Room
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

"Poverty fuels desperation and policies stoke humiliation." Can, should and what are corporations' role in eradicationg poverty? Can corporations shape policies? Corporate Social Responsibility has become a global phenomenon over the last decade, crossing different fields- politics, economics and business. The talk would be focusing on the role of the private sector in poverty reduction by examining various case studies, discussing cross border questions that is pertinent in the world today.

For full details of these and other One World Week events, see the One World Week 2011 website.