WELCOME TO WARWICK CONGRESS
9th-11th Februrary 2018
Warwick Congress is an entirely student run initiative that aims to bridge the gap between Finance, Economics, Politics and Law. Our goal is to unite these disciplines through talks and seminars given by leading academics and industry professionals in their relevant field.
Our main event of the year is our conference, to be held on 9th-11th February 2018. It will focus on innovation, centring around two subtopics: the way social media affects politics and policy, as well as the potential shift in global trade towards protectionism.
Previous speakers include…
BBC News Editor
Head of Societe Generale Private Banking
Former Vice President of the European Parliament
Sir Vince Cable
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Meet the Professionals.
Saturday 10/02 & Sunday 11/02, 3 PM | University of Warwick
What do others think of Warwick Congress?
“Warwick Congress is an exciting up and coming group of bright minds that are engaged in understanding and improving the world […] this is precisely the sort of thing that helps ensure that young people are not idle passengers of change but act instead as agents of it.“ Brian Klaas, former advisor to the Democratic party (US)
“I think Warwick Congress is fantastic, I think the way that you are bringing together people from different disciplines creates really interesting discussion”
Siobhan Benita, Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab at the University of Warwick
“What makes Warwick Congress different is its ability to mobilise around the big issues of the day, create a forum for us to debate these issues, and bring some very different opinions and very different perspectives on how to crack some of the major issues of our time”
Noel Gordon, Chairman of NHS Digital
The Wider Picture: The Iran Nuclear Deal 12 May, 2018 President Trump has announced the US is withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal in what is a major setback for relations between the US and Iran The decision was taken as the US felt the “sunset provisions”...
The story behind the US-China trade dispute 13 April, 2018 The US are concerned at China’s economic activity and trade practices, especially in the field of intellectual property Both countries have imposed tariffs on each other’s goods, leading many to fear a trade...
Big data: Is the Cambridge Analytica episode an anomaly or should we be wary? 06 April, 2018 Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have come under fire for their alleged involvement in the micro-targeting of voters using data harvested from users Ex employee warns...