CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’

CSD2014 WordCloudThe Graduate School is delighted to promote an upcoming event organised by Postgraduate students from the Conflict, Security and Development (CSD) programme. The CSD2014 Conference: ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’ will take place on the 6th of March, 2014. Organised by King’s postgraduate students and supported by the War Studies Department, the conference will be held in the Great Hall on the Strand Campus.

The one-day event will focus on transnational organised crime, a multi-billion pound global business and an area of growing international concern. The programme will address the conflict-crime nexus and focus on three key areas of organised crime. These are: drug trafficking, terrorist criminality and human trafficking.

For more information on the conference and our speakers, please visit our website at: http://csd2014.wordpress.com/speakers-profiles/

Preferential rates are available for King’s students, to purchase tickets please click here. For any queries please contact: csdc.kcl@gmail.com

King’s – Student Opportunity Fund

The Student Opportunity Fund is open to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate (masters level) students. The Fund is available for individual students or groups of students to apply for grants of between £100 and £1,000 to enhance the student academic experience. The fund gives King’s students a new opportunity to collaborate with each other and with their teachers to enhance their learning in new and innovate ways.

Awards will be made to individuals or groups students who have innovative projects to enhance their own educational experience. Strong applications will lead to real improvements to the student learning experience and present an opportunity for those involved to develop transferable skills such as project management, time management and financial management.

Examples of how grants may be used include:

  • participation in educational conferences, seminars or excursions aligned to an academic discipline;
  • collaborative student projects, related to their studies
  • extra academic events, invited guest speakers as part of a programme of study
  • attendance of seminars or events intended to enhance transferable skills;
  • room hire and small equipment purchases to support special educational events

Please note that grants may not be used to subsidise programme or student accommodation fees, purchase equipment not aligned to study, or to support extra-curricular activities.

To apply for a grant please complete the online form (70kb, doc) and submit it to ke@kcl.ac.uk. Applications must be received by the following dates to be considered by the Student Opportunities and Skills Sub-committee:

  • Tuesday 14 January 2014
  • Tuesday 18 March 2014
  • Tuesday 20 May 2014

Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of the submission deadline at the very latest. Successful applicants are required to produce a short report after the project is completed to evaluate the impact on the learning experience. To find out more please visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/learningteaching/kep/student-opportunity-fund.aspx

St. Gallen Symposium – an opportunity to attend a conference and win an international prize

Are you interested in sharing your ideas with the global elite and competing for a prize money of EUR 20,000.–?

Would you like to discuss the world’s most pressing issues with today’s top decision-makers like Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Robert Dudley, BP plc, Professor Niall Ferguson, Harvard University or Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund?

Seize your opportunity and qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 44th St. Gallen Symposium through the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, the world’s largest and most renowned essay competition of its kind. The 44th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 6–9 May 2014 under the topic “The Clash of Generations” and will, as every year, follow its mission as the leading global platform for intergenerational debates.

The submission deadline for the competition is 1 February 2014. The authors of the 100 best contributions qualify for the St. Gallen Symposium which includes the following highlights:

  • Free participation as “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 44th St. Gallen Symposium
  • Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of our exclusive global community
  • Expenses covered (travel, board and lodging)
  • Chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, endowed with EUR 20,000.–

If you do not want to miss this unique opportunity, apply for the competition at http://www.symposium.org/apply. You may also want to share the information about this unique experience with your friends and follow us on www.facebook.com/StGallenSymposium.

How to qualify for an expenses-covered participation at the St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland

There will be an information session on how you can qualify for an expenses-covered participation in the world’s leading conference for intergenerational debate, the St. Gallen Symposium, held from 6–9 May 2014 in Switzerland. You are cordially invited to join this event. 

EVENT: Information Session about the St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland

DATE: Monday, 4 November 2013

TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. 

VENUE: Room S0.12, Strand Building, King’s College London

INVITEES: Graduate/Postgraduate students (Master, Ph.D., MBA., post-graduation diploma programmes), from all fields of study

There is no need to book a place, just turn up!

Take this opportunity and meet one of the conference’s representatives, Ms Barbara Woegerbauer, who will visit King’s College London exclusively for you. You will also have the opportunity to talk to Mr Johnathan Watkins, a student at King’s College London who participated in the St. Gallen Symposium last year. They will answer all your questions regarding the St. Gallen Symposium and how you can best qualify for participation. Seize your chance for a free trip to Switzerland and for debates on par with the world elite in management, business, politics and civil society!

Cumberland Colloquia – Your chance to get people talking

Calling all postgraduates and early career researchers 

Have you ever considered organising a conference to get people discussing the things that matter? 

Apply now to run a Cumberland Colloquium 

Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional conferences, run by and for postgraduates and early career researchers

This is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to develop their public engagement profile and foster interdisciplinary networks by working with staff at Cumberland Lodge to craft a one-day conference on issues of contemporary ethical importance.

The deadline for applications is the 25th October 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be called to interview at Cumberland Lodge in November 2013.  Successful applicants should expect to run their event at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park in June or October 2014.

Applications will be assessed according to their interdisciplinary and collaborative merits, and their engagement with issues of contemporary ethical importance.

Details on how to apply can be found at: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/Colloquia