Gates Scholars talk at Festival of Ideas

  • October 9, 2009

Gates scholars Ian Ralby, Mateja Peter and Muhammad Irfan will talk about their PhD research at the forthcoming Festival of Ideas. The festival is organised by the University of Cambridge and will run throughout late October.

The Gates Scholars’ session be held between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on 24th October in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. It will focus on ‘International justice: from world trade to human rights’ and will be chaired by Michael White from The Guardian.

Ian Ralby is writing a book on the role of private military organisations in Iraq; Mateja Peter is doing her PhD on Bosnian politics and the role of the international community; and Muhammad Irfan will talk about the impact of trade liberalisation on developing countries.

 

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