Gates Scholars at the Festival of Ideas

  • October 27, 2009

Gates Scholars Muhammad Irfan, Ian Ralby and Mateja Peter recently spoke at the University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas.

The three formed a panel, chaired by Michael White from the Guardian newspaper, which discussed international justice. The scholars spoke on the Iraqi High Tribunal which sentenced Saddam Hussein, the World Trade Organisation’s commitment to ensuring that developing countries are able to share in international trade and the role of the International Community in the aftermath of the 1995 Bosnian war.

Read the Festival of Ideas blog entry (see 27 October).

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