The theme of this year’s TrinTalk will be Global Responsibilities? In an inter-connected world, the implications of our actions are felt internationally.
Our expert speakers will lead an in-depth exploration of four of the key areas in which our actions can produce far-reaching positive impacts – responsible business; social justice; medical challenges; and climate change. The panel will consider just how global should we be thinking when it comes to our actions, and what can we do, both individually and collectively, to be more globally responsible.
We are delighted to confirm the following four speakers: Andy Rubin (1984), Dr Amy Ludlow (2005), Professor Sadaf Farooqi (1995), and Dr Hugh Hunt (e1990).
Andy Rubin is Chair of Pentland Brands Ltd, a director of Pentland Group plc and non-executive director of JD Sports Fashion plc. His talk, entitled ‘Responsible Ownership – how business can be a Force for Good’ will explore the role business can play in the global society.
Dr Amy Ludlow is Director of the MSt Programme in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management, a Senior Lecturer and Research Associate at the Institute of Criminology, and Director of Studies in Law at Fitzwilliam College. Her talk, entitled ‘Love thy neighbour? The potential of educational community building for advancing social justice’ will draw on her experiences of co-founding and directing Learning Together. Amy’s talk will explore the potential of education that crosses perceived differences within and between groups for growing a politics of love and advancing social justice.
Professor Sadaf Farooqi is Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Her talk – ‘The global epidemic of obesity: causes and consequences’ – will examine the growing impact of obesity upon the world.
Dr Hugh Hunt is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College. His talk – ‘Refreezing the Arctic’ – will examine whether it is too late to save the Arctic without using geoengineering techniques. The technologies are almost ready, but is it right to use non-natural techniques? In the scale of the climate problems we are facing should we meddle with the one world we have?
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