The Warwick International Development Summit (WIDS) is being held on 18-20 November with students and key speakers identifying and exploring some of the challenges facing the world.
WIDS is organised by the International Development Society, a student society at the University of Warwick that aims to engage students with global development and provide a platform to enable them to become actively involved.
This year’s themes include green economics; climate change; corruption and transparency; and aid. The speakers include UNICEF representatives, economists, academics, members of political parties and activists:
- Dr Branko Milanovic - Lead economist in the World Bank’s Research Department in the Unit dealing with Poverty and Inequality.
- Professor Dr. Peter Eigen - Founder of Transparency International.
- John Hilary - Executive Director of War on Want.
- Jon Sopel - BBC Television Presenter and Correspondent and host of the Politics Show.
- Dr Azza Karam - Seniour Advisor on Culture at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
- Owen Bennett Jones - BBC World Service, Syria and Lebanon Correspondent.
- Nic Marks - Statistician and Founder of the Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation.
- Linda Polman - Freelance journalist and author of “War Games: The Modern History of Aid”.
- Kate Nustedt - UK Executive Director for Women for Women International.
- Tim Gore - Climate Change Policy advisor for Oxfam UK.
- Anna Theofilopoulou - Former UN official in the department of Political Affairs.
For the full list of speakers, the timetable of events and to buy tickets visit the WIDS website.