WIDS 2011

Location: Maths and Stats building

Room: MS0.04

Friday 18th November:

Pre-Summit taster talk:

17:00 – 18:00 Dr. Molly Scott Cato (Green Party’s spokesperson and Reader in Green Economics at Cardiff School of Management)

“Green economics – Shifting towards a more sustainable economic system”

18:30 – 18:40 Introduction
18:40 – 20:10 John Hilary (Executive Director, War on Want) and Horia Mosadiq (Afghanistan researcher, Amnesty International), Chair TBC.

Afghan panel: “Drones, assassinations, mercenaries: the new face of war in Afghanistan” followed by “Ten years on: Women’s rights in Afghanistan” (Including Q&A).

20:10 – 20:20 Break
20:20 – 21:00 Dr. Anandi Mani (University of Warwick, Economics Department)

“The Power of Women’s Political Voice”

Saturday 19th November:

10:00 – 11:20 Tim Gore (Oxfam) and Robin Palmer (Mokoro)

Green panel: “The Climate Crunch: Food justice in a resource-constrained world” followed by “Global land grabbing and its impact on Africa” (Including Q∓A).

11:20 – 11:35 Break
11:35 – 13:15 Linda Polman (journalist and author of “War Games”), Jonathan Glennie (ODI, Research Fellow), Alexander Woollcombe (ONE, EU Director), Chair: Jon Sopel (BBC)

“Humanitarian aid: for better or for worse?” (Including Q&A).

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Nic Marks (Centre of Well-Being at New Economics Foundation)

“A Happy Planet: happiness, development and the environment”

15:05 – 15:35 Workshops held simultaneously by Linda Polman on “What’s Wrong With Humanitarian Aid? How our aid is used as a weapon of war”

and Alexander Woollcombe on “How to get involved with development: NGO work and campaigning”

15:35 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 16:45 Branko Milanovic (Lead Economist, World Bank)

“Global income distribution: A long-run view”

16:50 – 17:50 Douglas Higgins (Deputy Special Representative, UNICEF Jerusalem)

“How Conflict Affects Development with a Special Focus on Children and Women – my experiences with UNICEF”

Sunday 20th November:

10:00 – 11:40 Anna Theofilopoulou (Former UN official in the Department of Political Affairs), Danielle Smith (Founder and Director of Sandblast), Chair TBC.

“Western Sahara: The Forgotten Conflict”

11:45 – 12:30 Professor Sayantan Ghosal (University of Warwick, Economics Department)

“Poverty and Aspirations Failure”

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Professor Dr. Peter Eigen (Founder of Transparency International)

“Who Can Regulate the Global Market? – The Role of Civil Society in Controlling Global Corruption”

14:35 – 15:15 Workshops held simultaneously by Anna Theofilopoulou on “An in depth discussion on Western Sahara”

Brian Wakeley (Chief Executive of CORD) on “Building global partnerships for peace”

15:15 – 15:25 Break
15:25 – 17:00 Kate Nustedt (Women for Women International), Chair: Nicola Pratt (PAIS)

Gender equality: “Protecting women in war” followed by “The role of women in the Arab Spring”(Including Q&A)

17:05 – 18:00 Owen Bennett-Jones (BBC World Service)

“Dispatches from the Arab Spring and Pakistan”

18:00 – 18:30 Closing ceremony