Dare to differ

  • October 4, 2013
Dare to differ

Leaders who dare to be different will be the theme of next year's Global Scholars Symposium. An information and recruitment session takes place later this month.

Leaders who dare to challenge the status quo will be the focus of the next annual conference of the Global Scholars Symposium which opens for recruits later this month.

The Symposium  was founded in 2008 by the Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge and speakers have included His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Its purpose was to connect international scholars studying in the UK to share their wide variety of interests and expertise.  The GSS has been jointly coordinated by scholars from across these programmes.

The theme of next year’s Symposium, which will be hosted by Rhodes Scholars at the University of Oxford from 16-18 May, is ‘Dare to Differ’. The theme reflects the fact that many of the world’s most influential people are people who were willing to challenge the status quo and act in the face of opposition and discouragement. Across three days of speakers, dialogues, panels, and interdisciplinary workshops the Symposium will aim to engage and inspire scholars to reflect on what they can do to take a stand to improve their communities.

The GSS 2014 executive team will be hosting an information and recruitment session on 21 October from 7-9pm where scholars can learn more about the event and how they can get involved. The event will take place in the Gates Room at the University Centre.

The Global Scholars Symposium consists of scholars studying on Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Chevening, Clarendon, Weidenfeld, Commonwealth and Gates Scholarships in the United Kingdom. His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke at last year’s Symposium and other speakers have included Wanjira Mathai, former prime minister Paul Martin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Dr. Joseph Nye, Dominic Barton, Lord Christopher Patten and Professor Jeffery Sachs.

For more information, click here. If you have any questions feel free to contact the GSS 2014 executive at: info@globalscholars.co.uk

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