The Student Vote: Why California Needs Automatic Student Voter Registration In the 2014 general elections, California experienced a record low voter turnout when less than half of the state’s registered voters cast their ballot. Among these voters, the 18-24 year old population had the lowest turnout for all age groups, making up a meager 3.9% […]

We are thrilled to announce another amazing speaker for GSS 2015 – the Award-winning ‘wobbly’ comedian, Francesca Martinez! Francesca is an award-winning wobbly* comedian, writer and speaker who has toured internationally with sell- out runs around the world including The Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She […]

We are thrilled to announce our first speaker for GSS 2015 – renowned Canadian HIV advocate Stephen Lewis! Mr. Stephen Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World (www.aidsfreeworld.org), an international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV and AIDS. Stephen Lewis’ work with the United […]

We are thrilled to host Amy Goodman, journalist and host of Democracy Now! at this year’s conference. More about Amy here: Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent award-winning news program airing on over 1,300 public television and radio stations worldwide. The Neiman Foundation for Journalism at […]

Dr. Wole Soboyejo will also be joining us at GSS 2015 from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Read more about his background here: Dr. Wole Soboyejo is a scientist driven by the needs of people. A guiding principle behind his research is to use materials science for the promotion of […]

Medha Patkar will also be joining us as part of the GSS 2015 programme. Learn more about her work here: Medha Patkar is a social activist and reformer. Born to social activist parents in India, she grew up to be highly motivated, exceptionally brave and fearless to speak out against social causes. While pursuing doctorate […]

We are thrilled to welcome Professor David Inglis from the University of Exeter to GSS 2015. You can learn more about him below: Professor David Inglis is a sociologist with a diverse range of interests who aims to keep his intellectual horizons as broad as possible. His sociological interests include cultural sociology, social theory, historical […]

In a few short weeks, Dr. Selim Jahan of the United Nations Development Programme will also be joining us at GSS 2015. Dr. Selim Jahan is the Director of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York. Prior to his appointment to this position in 2014, he served […]

We are thrilled to announce another amazing speaker for GSS 2015 – the University of Cambridge’s own Professor Dame Athene Donald! Professor Dame Athene Donald, DBE, FRS, did her first and second degrees at Cambridge in Natural Sciences (Theoretical Physics). After 4 years working at Cornell University she returned to Cambridge where she has been ever since. […]

Tara Paterson is currently completing the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy at the University of Oxford and originally from Winnipeg, Canada. She is a member of the GSS 2015 Executive Committee. Living in Oxford was once described to me as “a series of tragic choices.” The number of exciting speakers and events means […]