Formally known as the Warwick International Development Summit - a three-day summit during which speakers involved in various global causes shared their insight and engaged with attendees.
Our summit provided a platform for global citziens to hear from and interact with high-profile speakers including Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, and Patrick Low, Chief Economist of the World Trade Organisation.
Alongside the discussion series, WIDS has created career programmes for our members. These include our International Development Exhibition careers fair and our International Internship Scheme. We have provided our members with an exclusive internship with UNICEF in Morocco; and a short term rural Volunteer programme in Madagascar.
Today, WIDS runs a speaker and roundtable series each term, inviting professors, academics and students alike to participate in development-focused events.
Notable Past Speakers
Mr. Luis Alberto
Former President of Uruguay
Mr. Patrick Low
Chief Economist of the World Trade Organistion
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs
Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Ms. Natalie Samarasinghe
Executive Director of the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK)