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GGSJ Senior Researcher, Professor Des Gasper, addressed a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Prof. Gasper’s intervention came as part of a thematic session on “Responding to the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century: Human Security and the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.


UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras


This year marks the 50th anniversary of WOTRO Science for Global Development. To celebrate, WOTRO will host the conference ‘WOTRO 50 Years – Forward Thinking’, on Wednesday 15 October 2014.

As part of the celebration, WOTRO is organising the ‘Battle of Ideas’, a competition for bachelor and master students. Multidisciplinary teams of Dutch and international students (studying in the Netherlands), are challenged to come up with creative ideas as an answer to challenges that developing countries are facing. The three best teams will be invited to a think-tank session with experts, which will be a side event on the Forward Thinking conference. In the closing session, the conference’s audience will decide which team wins. They will earn 1500 euro per team member, which can be used to further increase the team’s knowledge of the problem their idea focuses on.

With the ‘Battle of Ideas’ we are trying to reach as many students as possible. For this, we need your help! We would like to ask you to share the attached flyer with your students and colleagues. As the competition is open for students from all disciplines, we hope you are willing to forward this information to people outside your own discipline as well.

WOTRO Science for Global Development
Domien Huijbregts
Communications Officer

Join the Battle of Ideas! – www.nwo.nl/battleofideaswww.facebook.com/thebattleofideas – #bofi

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