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Warwick International Development Summit 2010

Warwick International Development Summit (WIDS) took place on campus from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 November 2010. The overarching theme was “Resources, Crisis and Conflict - facing up to the new decade” and aimed to explore some of the challenges our globe faces as we enter a new decade. Warwick International Development Summit 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. The summit brought together stakeholders from different sectors in development - from governments, civil society organisations, academia, international institutions and the private sector in both developed and developing countries - to reconcile policy, practice and theory through critical engagement and constructive debate. There were a range of exciting and motivational speakers from UNICEF, DFID, the UN, as well as academics: * Katherine Nightingale, Senior Research & Policy Officer - Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Christian Aid * Dr. John Hancock, Councellor - Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization * Valerie Msoka - UN Mission to Sudan * Julia Bucknall, Manager - Water Anchor, World Bank * Dr Anke Hoeffler, Research Officer - Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford A selection of podcasts from the event can be downloaded here.

WIDS 2010 Introduction

11:28 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Tara Rhomberg, President WIDS 2010 and Jack Pearson, Vice President WIDS 2010 introduce the Warwick International Development Summit.

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Dr Sascha Becker - Sex, Education, Religion and Economic Development in Historical Perspective

11:27 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Dr Sascha Becker, Department of Economics, talks about how sex and religion determined education through the ages and how this has affected economic development.

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Dr. Pritam Singh - Nationalism and Development in India

11:22 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Dr. Pritam Singh from Oxford Brookes University on nationalism and development in India.

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Dr. Anke Hoeffler - The Economic Costs of Conflict

10:08 Fri 16 Dec 2011

Dr Hoeffler of The Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, talks about how conflict can have an effect on the Economy.

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Dr. David Howard - Socially Sustainable Development and Urban Crime in the Caribbean

11:18 Mon 12 Dec 2011

Dr David Howard from the University of Oxford discusses the social issues in the Caribbean and their links to crime.

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Julia Bucknall - How much is Water Scarcity going to matter, and what can we do about it?

10:08 Fri 16 Dec 2011

Julia Bucknall, Sector Manager of the Water Department at the World Bank talks about risk of water shortages in the developed and developing world.

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