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The Human Welfare Conference 2017

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Human Welfare
Dates of Event
12th May 2017 – 13th May 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
12th May 2017

The Human Welfare Conference will take place Friday May 12th – Saturday May 13th 2017 and the theme is Reinventing Empowerment in the 21st Century.

We seek to address the difficult questions of what consitutes being "empowered"; why empowerment is important; and whether the term remains meaningful in today's context of rapidly changing political landscapes, economic uncertainty and ecological challenges.  We want to question if the concept helps or hinders how we understand power.  How do we know when a development initiative, technological advancement or technocratic approach empowers the most vulnerable?  What are the risks of disempowerment?  How can the West encourage meaningful change without dominating the discourse?

Please make note of this pricing information:
The conference is FREE to attend, but we ask all delegates to pay a £10 deposit which will be refunded in full after the event has been attended.

In addition there is an opportunity to attend the college's Formal Dinner on Friday evening.  However, spaces are extremely limited since it will be an exclusive opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with the expert speakers and panelists from across the world.  Green Templeton College serves a delicious three-course meal in the dining hall located at the Observatory, with a drinks reception at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.  You do not need to be in Green Templeton College to register for the dinner.  In fact, everyone not in GTC who registers for the conference will be entered into a draw, and seven lucky winners will be invited to dinner free of charge (if already registered for dinner, we will refund those winners).  Winners will be informed on May 3.

Formal dinner at this event is charged separately and will cost £25.36 per person without wine. Wine can be added to your meal for an additional cost of £7.19.