14 February 2010

Oxford Forum for International Development

The second student-led conference was the annual Oxford Forum for International Development held from 5-7 February 2010 at the Said Business School and this year focused on "Development in Crisis and Conflict".

Speakers include (senior) representatives and researchers from organisations like War on Want, Oxfam GB, Article 19, Human Rights Watch, Christian Aid, COMPAS, the Migration Policy Institute, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell and General Sir Peter Wall (Commander-in-Chief Land Forces of the British Army) and of course Jon Snow again - among the more known ones (at least to those of you working in development).

For a full list of speakers, please consult the official website's list of introductory paragraphs about each of them. The conference's (compressed) schedule can be found on this link and the podcasts of some of the presentations on this link.

I tried to find videos but it seems that this is an exclusive closed event. Only one I did find:

From the About page:
"The Oxford Forum for International Development is an annual conference run entirely by students of the University of Oxford. The conference first ran in 2008 and has swiftly established itself as one of the most important events in the UK international development calendar. Since 2008, OxFID has welcomed such eminent speakers as Dr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo (Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court), Ian Goldin (Former Vice-President of the World Bank and Director of the James Martin 21st Century School), Richard Dowden (Director of the Royal African Society), Professor Lord Robert May (Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government), Aubrey Meyer (Director of the Global Commons Institute), Masood Ahmed (Director for External Relations at the International Monetary Fund) and many more."

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