What we do
The Warwick International Development Society (WIDS: www.wids.org.uk) is an active society on campus, engaging students in various events throughout the year, offering exciting (all expenses paid) internship opportunities, holding regular podcast discussions highlighting the biggest issues in international development, and more. Our pinnacle event, the annual Warwick International Development Summit, is the UK's largest student-led development conference, with an aim to raise awareness and inspire debate. WIDS gives students the opportunity to directly engage in a fruitful debate and network with leaders and field workers in government, international organisations, business and NGOs. This year’s main Summit has been inspired by recent world events and will be centred on the theme The Faces of International Development: Old Ideas, New Solutions.
Featured speakers include:
· Mahmoud Mohieldin (Managing Director, World Bank)
· Jeffrey Sachs (via live video conference: Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University)
· Meghnad Desai (Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)
· Alan Winters (Professor, Univ. of Sussex; former Chief Economist, DfID)
Check out www.wids.org.uk to see full list of speakers and to find out more!
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Date and location of the Summit
Warwick International Development Summit:
The Faces of International Development: Old Ideas, New Solutions
November 16 – 18
Zeeman Building (MS.02)
Tickets go on sale on Monday, 29th October at 6pm - make sure to buy them early to avoid disappointment!