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March 4, 2018
Oxford, Oxfordshire
United Kingdom

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New Theatre
New Theatre
George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2AG
United Kingdom
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Alan Friedman

Alan Friedman is a journalist, bestselling author, television personality, producer and documentary-maker. He has spent the past thirty years as a correspondent and commentator with the Financial Times in London, the International Herald Tribune/International New York Times, the Wall Street Journal Europe, the Corriere della Sera and Italian television. Mr Friedman is also a former contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. His latest book is This Is Not America (Biteback Publishing).

Aparna Shrivsastava

Aparna has spent the past six years working in engineering and public health in East Africa and India. She has cultivated in her a strong understanding of the shortcomings and strengths of the social impact space. This insight has led her to found LensShift, an organisation that addresses misguided development work. Aparna is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Oxford. She will be exploring why good intentions alone are not enough in social impact work and the steps which everyone can takein order to mitigate the inherent biases in the world around us.

Barry Smith

Barry C Smith is a professor of philosophy and director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, where he is the founding director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, which pioneers collaborative research between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists. He is also a broadcaster with frequent appearances on BBC One’s Masterchef, and on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time and The Kitchen Cabinet. In 2010 he wrote and presented a four-part series for the BBC World Service called The Mysteries of the Brain, and recently, a ten-part series for BBC Radio 4 called The Uncommon Senses.

Hameed Hakimi

Hameed Hakimi is a Research Associate at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), a London-based independent policy institute that is consistently ranked as one of the most influential think tanks in the world. Previously, he has worked as a researcher at several globally renowned institutions such as the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Julia Shaw

Dr Julia Shaw is author of the 2018 popular science book “Making Evil: The science behind humanity’s dark side”. She researches criminal psychology at University College London. Her work has been featured on TV, radio, in print, and online, with outlets including such as Discovery Channel, BBC, CNN World, Russia Today, Der Spiegel, New York Magazine, The Guardian, WIRED and NPR. In 2016 she published her bestselling book "The Memory Illusion", which has been translated in 16 languages. Besides her research, Dr Shaw is a regular keynote speaker on the topic of memory hacking. She also consults regularly as an expert on legal cases, particularly cases involving historical allegations.

Krish Kandiah

Dr Krish Kandiah is an activist, broadcaster and author. He is the founding director of Home for Good, a young charity seeking to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Together with his wife, Miriam he co-authored a catalytic book “Home for Good” which blends the Bible's teaching on God's heart for vulnerable children with inspiring practical stories He is a father to six children, three through birth and three through adoption and fostering. Krish holds degrees in Chemistry, Missiology and Theology.

Marva Zohar

Marva Zohar is a passionate Feminist activist dedicated to women’s mental and reproductive health worldwide. She is currently on an international speaking tour, promoting the realisation of her vision: "Land Where Women Heal". Marva is a conscientious objector to Israel’s mandatory military draft. She is a leader in Israel's Freedom of Birth Movement, has established a hotline for survivors of obstetric violence, and speaks internationally on women’s reproductive rights. Marva has served as a midwife in three continents, and whilst working among refugees in Africa, she has promoted the training of leaders as advocates for gender-based violence survivors.

Nicole Gibson

Nicole Gibson is known as a multi-award winning social entrepreneur, but she prefers to be seen as an unstoppable messenger of love and human potential. When Nicole was 18 years old, she established a Not-for-Profit and grew it to sustainability, while completing two national speaking tours. At 20 years old, she was a finalist for the Young Australian of the Year and at 21 was listed as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential women, shortly after taking out the Pride of Australia Medal. Nicole is a fierce ambassador for mental health, innovation and connection after recovering from her own terrifying lived experience with anorexia nervosa through her teenage years.

Riham Zatti

Riham Satti is a multi-award winning business leader and according to Forbes a ‘Female Founder Taking the UK by Storm’. As well as her involvement in the tech ecosystem and work with innovative enterprise companies, Riham’s main interests lie in leveraging technology to unleash human potential, supported by the likes of Microsoft, European Space Agency BIC and Oxford University. She holds a Master of Research in Clinical Neuroscience from the University of Oxford and a First Class Honour Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London. Her years of academic research include publications in computational neuroscience, and a thesis into the modelling and organisation of the human connectome.

Roger Casale

Roger Casale is the founder and CEO of New Europeans, an award-winning civil rights organisation which promotes European citizenship and a sense of European identity "fit for the twenty-first century". He studied at Brasenose College Oxford and at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, holding a Master of Arts in International Affairs. He speaks Italian, German, French and a little Arabic. In 2009, he received the award of Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana from the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano for services to British-Italian relations.

Steve Larkin

Steve Larkin is a trailblazing spoken word artist. A former World Poetry Slam Champion and Oxford Professor of Poetry nominee, he has enthralled audiences worldwide with his unique brand of accessible and often comical spoken word, song, and theatre. His performance venues are as diverse as Glastonbury Festival and The House of Commons. As founder and director of Hammer & Tongue he has led the charge of poetry back to the Royal Albert Hall and has inspired many a talent through his lectures on poetry, storytelling, and creative writing at Oxford Brookes University, and by running poetry, rap, and music workshops in schools, community centres and prisons.

Wanda Wyporska

Dr Wanda Wyporska, FRSA is Executive Director of The Equality Trust, the national charity which campaigns to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing social and economic inequality. She is a Visiting Fellow at the University of York, a Commissioner on the NUS Poverty Commission and a trustee of Schools OUT UK and of the Equality and Diversity Forum. She has worked extensively on education and equalities policy, leading on anti-bullying, child poverty, social mobility and violence against women and girls, at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

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