Inaugural European Gates Alumni event in Berlin, Germany

  • March 9, 2010

For the weekend 16-18 April 2010, Gates Alumni from all over Europe are warmly invited to the Inaugural European Gates Alumni event taking place in the vibrant city of Berlin, Germany.

BerlinFor the weekend 16-18 April 2010, Gates Alumni from all over Europe are warmly invited to the Inaugural European Gates Alumni event taking place in the vibrant city of Berlin, Germany.

With generous support from the Gates Cambridge Trust and the Alumni Association, a rich programme in attractive, accessible surroundings awaits up to 40 participants.

We begin with a chance to catch up with fellow Gates Alumni over drinks and dinner on Friday evening. Subsequently, the weekend’s highlight is a full-day symposium on the topic of “Leadership in turbulent times” in the formidable Bertelsmann Representative Office on Saturday. Keynote speakers include Lord Wilson of Dinton, former Cabinet Secretary and Master of Emmanuel College, HE Sudhir Yvas (to be confirmed), Indian Ambassador to Germany, and Katrin Gärtner of Bertelsmann, as well as Dr Gordon Johnson as Provost of the Gates Trust and Professor Robert Lethbridge, his successor.

Throughout the day, plenty of time will remain for on-topic and off-topic conversations with our guests and other Gates Alumni from various professions and fields of study.

On Sunday, we wrap up the weekend with a cultural programme covering some highlights of the profoundly historic city of Berlin. In the morning, we take a guided tour around the Bundestag, the German Parliament in the heart of modern political Berlin and in the immediate vicinity of where the Berlin Wall once divided the city. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the Museum Island in the centre of former royal Berlin is a great opportunity to take in splendours of the past both outside and inside a museum.

To register please email – gsaa.berlin2010[at]gmail.com. Registration for this event remains open until 3 March 2010.

 

 

Latest News

Provost wins top Royal Society award

Gates Cambridge Provost Professor Barry Everitt has been selected for the Royal Society’s premier award in the biological sciences. Professor Barry Everitt FMedSci FRS has been awarded the Croonian Medal and Lecture 2021 for his research on the application of his findings on brain mechanisms of motivation to important societal issues, such as drug addiction. […]

Addressing energy injustice in the Global South

A new framework which uses artificial intelligence to analyse textual data on energy use and behaviour could help policymakers develop a deeper understanding of energy injustices in the Global South. The study, Grounded reality meets machine learning: A deep-narrative analysis framework for energy policy research, was led by Gates Cambridge Scholar Ramit Debnath [2018] and is published in the journal Energy Research […]

Scholar wins top German prize for PhD thesis

A Gates Cambridge Scholar has won a prestigious international award for her PhD dissertation on the relationship between offshore finance and state power. Dr Andrea Binder was named winner of the Körber Foundation’s German Dissertation Award 2020 for social sciences. The prize, one of the most highly endowed for young researchers from Germany, honours excellent PhD research which […]

Developing a farm for impact model

Shadrack Frimpong has not yet started his PhD, but already his and his team’s work has earned him awards from the Queen, the Clinton Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Foundation. The awards are for their outstanding work in creating a potential new development model for rural crop-growing communities starting from Shadrack’s own village in Ghana. […]