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Secretary of State Lecture

Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development will be visiting the University of Warwick on 1st May 2014 to deliver the inaugural International Development Annual Public Lecture.

secretary_of_state_for_international_development_justine_greening.jpgThe lecture will take place at 4:40pm – 6:00pm on 1st May 2014 in the University of Warwick’s Zeeman Building. The address will be followed by a drinks reception and 'international development marketplace' that will
take place between 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

The Secretary of State will be speaking on “The Girl Effect: Why tackling gender inequality can transform the developing world”. DfID’s strategy highlights four areas of intervention – maternal mortality, access to economic resources, education and prevention of violence against girls and women. DfID also supports women’s political empowerment strategies. How far has this strategy been successful? What are the challenges, especially in this time of a global economic crisis that girls and women in the global South continue to face? These questions and more will be addressed in the lecture and the Q&A that will follow.

After the Secretary of State’s address, there will be a drinks reception in
the Zeeman ‘street’ area outside the lecture hall. This will also feature an “International Development market place” where colleagues and students from across the University will be able to showcase and discuss some of the fantastic work and initiatives taking place at Warwick. DfID’s International Citizen Service Programme (ICS) and Warwick’s International Development MA programmes will also be represented.

If you wish to attend this event, you must register below. Any queries about the event should be directed to
or call 024 7657 4036

If you are a member of the University/ Student Society interested in showcasing any projects/ initiatives related to International Development
or the Secretary of State's talk then please register your interest and
secure a table for the market place.

Please note that online booking has now closed for this event. If you have not already registered, but would like to attend, there are still places available. Please arrive at the venue by 4.45pm and give your name and show a form of identification to a member of staff.

This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions.

Thank you for your time.