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15 May 2019 08:30-18:00LSE Old Building, London

Join us on this educational day, co-hosted by LSE- Institute of Global Affairs, and meet the finalists of the Educators' Challenge competition who will pitch their ideas and methods to address some of the most pressing issues of our time.

The 1-day event aims to explore how to effectively communicate and increase engagement among young people and the general public around global risks such as climate change, nuclear weapons, and pandemics, which require improved global cooperation.

 Time: The event begins at 09:00 am. Registration opens at 08:30 am on 15 May
 Where? LSE Old Building, London, Houghton St, London WCA 2AE

Here you will listen to and mingle with among others, the finalists of the educators' challenge, as well as leaders, influencers, and dreamers that are already signed up, and on the quest to raise awareness on global risks! Are you joining?

The day will begin with a panel discussion on how to raise people's awareness and communicate global risks beyond specialty scientific and policy circles, featuring Jens Orback, Swedens former Minister for Democracy and current Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation, Boniface Mwangi, award-winning Kenyan photojournalist, Mette Hoffmann Meyer, CEO & co-founder of the Peabody award-winning organisation The Why Foundation, Jakob Trollbäck, founder of Trollbäck + Company, famous for his work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Patrizia Mosca, COO of the renowned Youtube and animation studio Kurzgesagt-In a Nutshell.

Vegetarian lunch will be served, and you will have the opportunity to mingle and meet with the finalists of the Educators' Challenge, and leaders and influencers within the global risk community. 

After lunch, finalists will pitch their ideas and methods in front of the final jury and the day will end with the Educators' Challenge Awards Ceremony, where we will be awarding the winners of the Educators' Challenge Competition as well as announcing the winner of the Peoples Choice Award 2019, a 1-month contest where the people voted for their favorite finalist entry.  




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Panel - How do we raise people's awareness and communicate global risks beyond specialty scientific and policy circles?

The panelists:

  • Boniface Mwangi, award-winning Kenyan photographer; Founder, Pawa 254
  • Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Co-founder and CEO, The Why Foundation
  • Jakob Trollbäck, Founder and Executive Creative Director, The New Division
  • Jens Orback, Executive Director, Global Challenges Foundation; former Swedish Minister for Democracy
  • Patrizia Mosca, COO & Executive Producer, In a Nutshell - Kurzgesagt GmbH

Moderator: Katrine Marçal 

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Light lunch will be served. 

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Finalists of the Educators' Challenge - Presentations (Part 1 of 2)

Finalists of the Educators' Challenge will present their proposals publicly - read the summaries of their submissions here. The distinguished jury, comprised of the following, will be on stage to assess each proposal:

  • Deanna Raineri, vice president and vice provost for digital learning and mobility strategy at Northeastern University.
  • Elisabeth Steib, Head of Research at Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell.
  • Erik Berglöf, Professor and inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Jakob Rhyner, Professor for Global Change and Systemic Risks at the University of Bonn, and Director of the Innovation Campus Bonn.
  • Kaitlin Yarnall, Senior Vice President of Storytelling at the National Geographic Society.
  • Kwesi Aning, Director at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.
  • Martin Rapetti, Director of the Economic Develop Program at CIPPEC and Head of Policy and Research of the T20 Argentina.

Main Emcee: Katrine Marçal

Katrine is the author of the August prize nominated book “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?”, journalist and London correspondent for Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

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Coffee break


Finalists of the Educators' Challenge - Presentations (Part 2 of 2)

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Coffee break


Educators' Challenge Awards Ceremony

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Location: Old Theatre 

The Old Theatre is located on the ground floor of the Old Building. 

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