WHT Hilary Newsletter

5th May 2018 | Posted in Blog, News, Scholarships & Leadership Programme | By

WHT Hilary Newsletter now available

To catch up on what we’ve been up to, and for an overview of our upcoming events, read our newsletter here.

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WHT is looking for a WHT Alumni Network Coordinator & Communications Coordinator

4th April 2018 | Posted in News, Scholarships & Leadership Programme | By

WHT is looking for a WHT Alumni Network Coordinator & Communications Coordinator

 

Would you enjoy interacting with our growing alumni network of young leaders from across the world? Do you have great relationship management skills? Would you like to play a part in delivering one of Oxford’s most unique and well-respected Scholarship Programmes? Are you a well organised and efficient individual, who is good at detail and the big picture and willing to take a hands-on role in a small but dynamic team?

Click HERE to view and download the job description and requirements.

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WHT Annual Debate 2018 – This House recognises that Hate speech is Free speech

19th February 2018 | Posted in Blog, News, Scholarships & Leadership Programme | By

WHT Annual Debate 2018 – This House recognises that Hate speech is Free speech

A fantastic turnout with a full room for the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust Annual Scholars Debate 2018 on This House recognises that Hate speech is Free speech. Chaired by Sir Trevor McDonald, the debate was passionate and well-informed, showcasing the international nature of our scholarship.

Whilst the proposition argued that restricting free speech is the censorship tool for authoritarianism, the opposition argued that hate speech harms minorities and incites violence.

The motion was defeated by the opposition team with 60% of our participants voted for setting restrictions on Hate Speech. Sir Trevor McDonald closed the debate by reminding the audience that our freedoms are not unlimited, and lines must be drawn.

 

@pratnujs

‘Voltaire, the French philosopher had said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. I did my bit to defend it yesterday @OxfordTownHall

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WHT Alumna Quratulain Fatima selected as one of 20 Development experts for the New Voices Aspen Fellowship for 2018

1st February 2018 | Posted in Blog, News, Scholarships & Leadership Programme | By

WHT Alumna Quratulain Fatima selected as one of 20 Development experts for the New Voices Aspen Fellowship for 2018

WHT Alumna Quratulain Fatima (Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann, Master of Public Policy, 2015-16) has been appointed as one of 20 Development experts for the New Voices Aspen Fellowship for 2018 (use hyperlink: http://newvoicesfellows.aspeninstitute.org/For-Media).

After being appointed one of three Build Peace Fellow 2017-2018, Quratulain conducted a peace tech pavilion at the Basel Peace Forum, conducted by Swiss Peace in January 2018 and won an award for Nuclear Abolition Challenge at the Basel Peace Forum.

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