A report on last year's Global Scholars Symposium, hosted by the Gates Cambridge Scholars, has just been published.
A detailed report on last year’s Global Scholars Symposium, hosted by the Gates Cambridge Scholars, has just been published.
The report provides detailed overview of the many sessions at the Symposium, which brought together scholars who are studying on the Chevening, Churchill, Clarendon, Commonwealth, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Rhodes and Weidenfeld Scholarship programmes for three days of interactive talks, debates and interdisciplinary workshops.
It aims to encourage the development of ideas and issues that were discussed at GSS, whose 2013 theme was The Next 30 Years: Bridging Ideas to Action. It includes editorials on the keynote talks, written submissions from delegates and photos. The publication has been produced by scholars representing a wide range of fields and scholarship programmes.
The main keynote speaker at the GSS, which took place in April, was His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Other keynote speakers were Sir Tim Hunt, 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Tony Juniper,campaigner, writer and sustainability advisor,His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner to the UK, Justice Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Professor Cindi Katz, Professor of Geography, Environmental Psychology, Women’s Studies and American Studies, Wanjira Mathai, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner and Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai and Wes Moore, youth advocate, army veteran and author of the New York Times bestseller The Other Wes Moore.
GSS 2014 will take place at Rhodes House, Oxford from May 15-18th.
The full GSS 2013 report can be downloaded here.