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International Development Conference 2012 - 'The World at 7 Billion: Rethinking Development'

The International Development Society at Newcastle University announce their annual conference which will focus on contemporary challenges and opportunities in International Development and how these are impacted by a growing population.

The event will create a forum for all those with an interest in development issues, to learn about key questions across a broad spectrum of disciplines and engage in collaborative discussion to generate innovative solutions.

Drawing on a wealth of local and national expertise, the conference has attracted a number of high calibre speakers and representation from independent and international charities. Over the duration of the conference the challenges and opportunities presented by a growing population will be considered across a range of themes including social injustice, health, technology and innovation, sustainability, finance and fiscal policy, aid, and conflict.

The conference will also be hosting photographic and art exhibitions related to key conference themes, as well as a charity fair.

Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University said: “I am delighted that this extremely active students’ society is bringing this important conference to Newcastle to debate such a powerful subject.

‘The passing of the 7 billion population mark has the potential to have profound effects across the globe: financially, environmentally and socially and this conference will provide a platform to explore those impacts and discuss some of the research being carried out at Newcastle University to address these challenges.”

Further information and tickets are available from the conference website. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the society.

Summary of event details:
Saturday 18th February  – Sunday 19th February 9:00am - 6:30pm
Hershel Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU

published on: 15 February 2012