The Wilberforce Annual Conference 2014:
Small Island, Big World: Visions of Britain in a Globalising Era
Saturday 22nd February 2014, 10am- 6pm
The Union, 9a Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB
We are pleased to announce the Society’s third annual conference, to be held mid- Lent term 2014 on the theme ‘Small Island, Big World’.
The Conference will look at the future for Britain in the 21st Century: the risks, challenges, and opportunities that will face the nation, and the policy implications of these forecasts.
Join us on 22nd for a day of policy discussion and debate on the key ways in which Britain is to be shaped in the coming century.
Themes for discussion on the day include:
Britain’s Responsibilities to Other Nations: What responsibilities will Britain have to other nations in an increasingly insecure world? What impacts will this have on Britain?
Growing in Times of Globalisation: What prospects for Britain’s economy in 21st century? Where will competition come from, and in what forms? How will industry change and shape business, employment, and working life?
Risks and Challenges in the 21st Century: Issues such as immigration, climate change, security and warfare, and resource depletion will come to the fore as the century progresses. What shapes will these challenges take and what measures can be taken in response?
The Anglo- American Relationship: An exciting collaboration with the Institute of Politics, Harvard University will examine the topic of security from a dual- country perspective.
If you are a Cambridge student, and are interested in contributing to the conference, we are looking for policy paper authors on the above themes and would love to hear from you.
Tickets will be able to be purchased online shortly.
For further information regarding the conference, please contact either Ravi Prasad, firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Wymer, email@example.com
TWS’s first annual conference took place on 13th January 2012 at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. It was entitled Public Policy for Cyberspace and also saw the release of our cyber-policy report, Public Policy for Cyberspace: An Introduction. The second was on Higher Education.