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The new pioneers

Why dedicate your life to changing society and helping others? A panel of experts will discuss the people behind global civil society in a public debate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 16 March.

Around the globe individuals are defining and influencing issues of direct concern to millions of people, from health and education, to peace and ethical commerce. They are the new pioneers of global civil society. Who are they, what qualities do they need to make a difference and what challenges do they face?

Speaking are:

  • Jeroo Billimoria, is founder of Childline
  • Paola Grenier, author of 'The New Pioneers: the people behind global civil society' in Global Civil Society 2004/05
  • Anuradha Vittachi, co-founder of Oneworld.net
  • Dr Wan Yanhai, director of the Beijing AIZHIXING Institute of Health Education.

Professor Mary Kaldor, director of LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance, will chair this event.

The New Pioneers is on Wednesday 16 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This debate is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To request a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

8 March 2005