Gates Scholars host Global Scholars’ Symposium in Cambridge

  • June 9, 2010

International scholars from a range of programmes will discuss today's major global challenges at a symposium on 11 and 12 June.

The third annual Global Scholars Symposium will be held on 11 and 12 June at Cambridge University.  It is the only event that brings together scholars from a range of scholarship programmes including Gates, Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, Clarendon, and Churchill. The event is organised by Gates Cambridge Scholars.

Scholars will present their research spanning a range of disciplines over the course of the symposium.

Friday’s keynote address – entitled “My fifty years in computing” – will be delivered by renowned computer scientist Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare of Microsoft Research.

The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion on the aims of international scholarship programmes in the 21st century.  Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Gordon Johnson (Provost, Gates Scholarship Trust; President, Wolfson College, Cambridge; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge)
  • Elliot Gerson (American Secretary, Rhodes Trust)
  • Carol Madison Graham (Former Executive Director of the UK/US Fulbright Commission and current Marshall Commission board member)

Lindsay Chura, Co-chair of the Global Scholars Symposium and External Officer of the Gates Scholars Council, said: “This symposium will provide scholars with a forum to collectively reflect on their participation in these programmes. The panel event will be a unique opportunity to engage distinguished scholarship administrators in a discussion about the future directions of international scholarship programmes.”

The symposium venue is the Cambridge Union Society and a formal dinner will be held at Emmanuel College in the Old Library. 

More information can be found at http://www.globalscholarssymposium.org.

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