Global Scholars Symposium opens for applications

  • March 20, 2018
Global Scholars Symposium opens for applications

Keynote speakers include Luis Moreno Ocampo, Former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

This year's Global Scholars Symposium (GSS) will feature keynote addresses by the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the UN Secretary General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

The Symposium, which takes place from 11th to 13th May, has become an annual event ever since it was first set up by Gates Cambridge Scholars in 2008. Now funded by the Rhodes and Gates Cambridge Scholarships, among others, it brings together international postgraduate scholars in the UK.

This year's event will be held at Rhodes House, at the University of Oxford and the theme is "Navigating Uncertainty” – from socio-political to economic uncertainty sparked by current conflict to the political unease across the globe.

The organisers state: "In an effort to unpack and to find innovative approaches to engage with uncertainty, we have invited speakers who deal with this as part of their daily work, research, and endeavours. As they share creative and indeed positive approaches to navigating uncertainty, we hope to glean new ways to embrace and capitalise on uncertainty in our own lives and pursuits."

The symposium is now open to delegates, who do not need to be funded scholars, but need to be enrolled on a Master’s course or PhD.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Luis Moreno Ocampo – Former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Pramila Patten – UN Secretary General Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Satish Modi – Author of In Love with Death, Chairman of Modi Global Enterprise

Michelangelo Mangano – A theoretical physicist at CERN

Lynne Marlor – Managing Director of The Bank of New York Mellon

*For additional information on keynotes, panels, and resources, click here. The deadline for delegate application is 10th April 2018. The conference fee is £35 and includes coffee breaks and lunch for all three days. To apply, please fill in this form: https://gss2018.typeform.com/to/e2Cc2k

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