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What are we doing to address the challenges of social justice?

What are we doing to address the challenges of social justice?

Saturday 9 October 2021, 15:30 - 16:30 BST

Chair of Convocation Sophie McDermott is joined by four alumni who have dedicated their lives and careers to furthering the cause of social justice. Hear their experiences, observations and their tips for how we can collectively tackle this together.

Meet the panellists

Chris Watts, Founder of Future Academy (English Language, 2011)

Chris founded Future Academy, a charity which provides English lessons and football coaching to child refugees in Lebanon. Future Academy is now the biggest provider of education in Beirut's many refugee camps. Google, Zoom, Accenture and MSF have all partnered with Future Academy's education revolution for forgotten children.  

Jessica Stanford, Project Manager at UN World Food Programme (Mechanical Engineering, 2003)

Jess works for the UN World Food Programme in one of the world's largest refugee camps. Her career has spanned many international aid roles previously supporting post disaster reconstruction in the Caribbean and south East Asia, and post-earthquake reconstruction in Kathmandu, Nepal.


More panellists to be announced soon