WIDS ROUNDTABLE: DEVELOPMENT AND RELIGION
November 30, 2017
In recent times, religious groups and increasingly religious behaviour have changed the course of events and ultimately history. With regards to development, religion has seemed to have exerted some kind of significant influence: from the protection of pilgrims in the Crusades to Mother Teresa’s altruistic Nobel Prize winning charitable activities. Join WIDS in one of the final roundtables of the term in trying to reconcile these two seemingly unconnected but extremely relevant themes that of religion and development. Together, whilst being moderated by a WIDS exec member, we will try to uncover the merits of religious-based development initiatives today, whether they are more effective or if they work to promote hidden agendas.
WIDS CASE STUDY: HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN SLUMS
November 15, 2017
Warwick International Development Society (WIDS) and Warwick Kickstart are collaborating on our first ever CASE STUDY event! In diverse teams, we’ll be coming up with solutions to an INTERDISCIPLINARY problem relating to the challenges of healthcare delivery in slums. Drawing on themes in Development, Business/Entrepreneurship, Politics, Finance, Law, Medicine, Economics, Geography and Engineering, you’ll be sharing ideas with other students from different backgrounds motivated by the challenge. Everyone is welcome, and it promises to be an inclusive, comprehensive session.
WIDS ROUNDTABLE: ICS: SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEERING OR VOLUNTOURISM?
October 26, 2017
After the success of the first roundtable, WIDS is delighted to invite all of you to our next roundtable discussion about International Citizen Service and the difference between sustainable volunteering and 'voluntourism'. We are more than happy to welcome a recent Warwick grad Idress Sarwar who will share with you his experiences as an ICS volunteer.
Idrees Sarwar is a recent Warwick grad who spent the summer working in Uganda as a microbusiness consultant. He returns to share his experience, having worked with Balloon Ventures on the International Citizens Service programme.
WIDS ROUNDTABLE: THE SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF GLOBAL FOOD POLITICS
October 18, 2017
WIDS is excited to invite all of you to our roundtable discussion about 'The Social Foundations of Global Food Politics'. We are delighted to inform you that professor Ben Richardson will open the meeting with an introductory presentation about the topic and then join the debate.
WIDS ROUNDTABLE: IS THE AMERICAN DREAM DYING?
March 7, 2017
As this term comes to a close, WIDS wants to hear YOUR opinion on the 'best' future. Despite all of us being encouraged to aspire towards the 'American Dream', the nation's population itself constitutes 5% of the world's population and consumes 24% of the world's energy. Do you think this lifestyle is sustainable?
What are your aspirations for your career, and life?
CAREERS IN THE CHARITY SECTOR: Q&A WITH THE LEADING RECRUITER
February 21, 2017
Warwick Kickstart and WIDS are proud to present a Webinar with Koreo - the UK's talent consultancy dedicated to social change.
As part of their mission to grow leaders in this rewarding sector, they are collaborating with us to reach out to young talent on campus. This event will provide you with expert insight into the charity sector in general, as well as offer guidance and advice for involvement from the experts themselves.
WARWICK AFRICA SUMMIT
February 4, 2017
Our 2017 Summit will be focussed on the “Awakening of the Lion: Realising Africa’s Potential”. This theme explores an innovative range of solutions to the challenges that have hindered Africa’s progress, building on the testimony of those who are the drivers of change.
WIDS EXCLUSIVE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
January 26, 2017
Getting into a career in international development is tough. At WIDS, one of our goals is to enable our members to kickstart their careers in International Development and break the trap of 'not being able to get experience without experience'. Therefore, we've been working hard to lock in a few internship opportunities which we can make available to our members.
GIVING WHAT WE CAN: COST-EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH
January 23, 2017
Effective Altruism Society: Warwick x Warwick International Development Society welcome Jonathan Courtney from Giving What We Can. Jonathan will be presenting some of Giving What We Can's research on cost-effectiveness and aid.
ROUNDTABLE: IS MILITARY INTERVENTION JUSTIFIED?
Dec 1, 2016
Should the US & UK have invaded Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya?
Is UN intervention effective at keeping peace?
Are the motives for intervention justifiable?
THE FUTURE OF EQUALITY IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Nov 24, 2016
WTO: ARE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MARGINALISED IN TRADE TALKS?
Nov 17, 2016
WIDS ROUNDTABLE: HOW EFFECTIVE ARE OUR EDUCATION SYSTEMS?
Nov 10, 2016
Gender equality has been a hard won struggle in history- from the right to vote, the right to work and the right to have equal pay- the problem lingers on.
This week, WIDS will be inviting Dr. Shirin Rai, a professor from Warwick’s own PAIS department to discuss the challenges of the future of feminism in the development world and to explain and explore the issues in development and globalisation through a gendered lens.
WIDS presents Neil Balchin - a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, with areas of expertise in regional trade agreements, product market integration and supply chain linkages.
He will be speaking about the strategies and challenges of least developed countries in trade negotiations at the WTO.
While pursuing our degrees, it’s normal for every student to start to notice differences between norms in high school and University, to learn more about themselves and become more aware of things like narrow-mindedness, peer pressure, and bias - both within your fellow students and ineffective education systems.
SPEAKER SERIES III - GLOBAL POVERTY: AN ALTERNATE HISTORY
Oct 25, 2016
"History is written by the Victors" - Winston Churchill
What if we uncovered some of the roots of Global Poverty - by exploring the story of the oppressed?
Join WIDS as we invite Dr. Julia McClure for our 3rd talk of the Speaker Series.
SPEAKER SERIES II: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - THEORY VS REALITY
Oct 18, 2016
SPEAKER SERIES I: WHY ARE DEVELOPING NATIONS HAPPIER?
Oct 13, 2016
Duncan Green introduces his new book How Change Happens (OUP, October 2016) and provides a chance for the audience to challenge, engage and add their own perspectives on how political and social change takes place. He discusses the challenges that 'systems thinking' creates for traditional activism and aid, and how a 'power and systems approach' requires activists, whether in campaigns, companies or governments, to fundamentally rethink the way they understand the world and try to influence it.
This week, WIDS is excited to be inviting Dr. Eugenio Proto to start our Speaker Series of the year on an exciting note and on a thought-provoking topic.
With a twist in our theme of "What Is International Development?" Dr. Proto will be presenting his talk on 'Development and Subjective Wellbeing'. Many happiness indices often report that contrary to popular belief it isn't the most developed countries that host the happiest people. Often times exactly the opposite is true - in the latest index countries such as Brazil, India and Mexico rank higher than developed giants such as UK, Singapore and Japan. Dr. Proto expands on the traditional concept of development and why it differs from personal wellbeing.
WIDS: DIRTY DUCK MEET 'N' GREET
Oct 6, 2016
Come meet the exec and chill at the Dirty Duck. You can also find out if you were the lucky individual who won the raffle !