WHT at Davos – Young Voices of Hope: Perspective from the Latest Wave of Emerging Leaders

WHT’s chairman André Hoffmann is taking a tent during the World Economic Forum 2019 at Davos this week.

A group of our scholars and alumni are flying out to take part in the following Q&A session:

Young Voices of Hope: perspectives from the latest wave of emerging leaders

On Wednesday 23rd we will be talking about sustainability, the importance of education and business projects that have emerged as a result of our Scholarships and Leadership programme.

Some of our alumni who are unable to join us have taken part in a short video about what it has meant to be a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholar.

Please watch, share and follow us. You can find more details about the programme below.

Sustainability Panel

June Samo (Kenya)
Kapil Yadav (India)
Simonetta Spavieri (Venezuela)

Innovation Panel

Atherton Mutombwera (Zimbabwe)
Irina Fedorenko (Russia)
Cedric Maforimbo (Zimbabwe)

Education Panel

Ramon Narvaez Terron (Mexico)
Dana Qarout (Jordan)
Joseph Ssentongo (Uganda

With contributions by

Sergio Giuliano [Chair] (Argentina)
Lizaveta Trakhalina (Belarus)
Laura Aristizabal (Colombia)

About the Scholar

Laura Stewart


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New Humanitas videos: Sérgio and Odair Assad

A suite of six videos has now been released on our YouTube channel featuring Brazilian musicians Sérgio and Odair Assad. Filming took place during 2016 when the Assad brothers were Humanitas Visiting Professors in Classical Music and Music Education. The clips can be viewed, along with an interview with Professor Jason Stanyek, here.

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Megan McFarlane

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New article from Alum Quratulain Fatima

Quratulain Fatima (Pakistan, MPP, Louis Dreyfus, 2016) has published a new article on creating safe spaces for women. Quratulain draws upon her time as City Administrator of Rawalpindi to demonstrate the particular experiences of women in accessing public space. Quratualain writes that “I saw first-hand how providing safe spaces for women does not have to be costly, it just has to be strategic. Even a single street light can reduce violence against women in public spaces”. Published in the Daily Times you can read the full article here.

About the Scholar

Megan McFarlane

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Moral Philosophy for Leadership 2018

29 new Scholars join us today from 21 different countries across the world. We are delighted to welcome, for the first time, Scholars from Guatemala, Laos, Ecuador and Venezuela. They are coming together for the first element of the Scholarships and Leadership Programme: the Moral Philosophy Seminar. This intensive four-day programme of discussions on political and moral philosophy features key texts from Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, Kate Millett and Adam Smith amongst others.

Read more “Moral Philosophy for Leadership 2018”

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Megan McFarlane

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WHT Team looking forward to the new term

The WHT office at the Saïd Business School is a hive of activity. We’re looking forward to welcoming our 2018/19 cohort and making last minute preparations for the Moral Philosophy Seminar being held in Harris Manchester College soon. It’s always such a wonderful time meeting new Scholars and helping them to gather their bearings and explore Oxford. Not long to go now!

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Megan McFarlane

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Alum Simukai Chigudu in the BMJ

Former Scholar Simukai Chigudu (Zimbabwe, DPhil International Development, Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann, 2013) is interviewed in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) about his early ambitions and work in global health activism. It also delves into life-style questions so if you would like to know Simukai’s ‘guilty pleasure’ click here for the full interview!

About the Scholar

Megan McFarlane

United Kingdom
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