Citizenship Foundation is looking for a political speaker to take part in this year’s Margaret Quass Debate* ‘Can we still be global citizens in a worldwide crisis? Facing the challenges of financial insecurity, global warming and scarce resources together’. The debate will take place on the 10th of December 2009 at London’s Commonwealth Foundation and its aim is to bring young people into dialogue with a panel of experts on global citizenship.
The other members of the panel are:
Paul Hilder – Director of the Avaaz Campaign
Ransford Smith – Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
Gillian Temple – Head of Oxfam’s Public Engagement Team
The programme of the day is:
3.30pm – Arrival of Guests and speakers
4pm – Welcome and introductions
4.15 – 4.45 -Questions from students and debate panel and public
5.15 – Close of debate followed by informal reception
6.30pm -Close of event
The venue is:
*The Margaret Quass debate is established as an annual event run by Citizenship Foundation in recognition of the work and heritage of Council for Education in World Citizenship (CEWC) which became part of Citizenship Foundation in 2008. Margaret Quass used to be the director of CEWC. CEWC has had a momentous history in informing young people about the purpose and nature of the UN. At its height the UK government funded CEWC, and education ministers from all political parties were supportive. CEWC and its members have helped the birth of many important organisations including Oxfam, Freedom from Hunger, Voluntary Service Overseas, Community Service Volunteers and the Association for Citizenship Teaching.