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Shaping Horizons Summit

A message from Robert Will, member of Hughes Hall and one of the organisers of Shaping Horizons. 

Are you a young leader from Latin America or the UK hoping to use science, policy and innovation to drive change? We are now selecting the most promising young leaders to become Future Leaders and attend Shaping Horizons taking place at the University of Cambridge.

Shaping Horizons will gather 150 young leaders from across the UK and Latin America to engage with senior world leaders and discuss common challenges faced by both regions. Some of our featured speakers are: Prof. Thomas Lovejoy (Godfather of Biodiversity, United Nations), Prof. Sir David King (former Chief Scientific Advisor, UK), Prof. Dame Henrietta Moore (Director, Institute for Global Prosperity), John Bramwell (Director of Education, British Council).

Future Leaders will also help to create evidence-based policy reports for governments on issues covered during the summit. Furthermore, Future Leaders sharing similar interests will work in groups in order to design and pitch a project related to a particular theme of the summit, feasible enough to be implemented by the Future Leaders in both regions, under mentorship of Cambridge academics and Shaping Horizons partners. Finally, Future Leaders will become part of a bilateral network of leaders tackling some of the most pressing problems faced by the UK and Latin America.

Applications will run between March 31st and April 14th. Please see link below to start your application!


Thank you for your interest and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (rcw59@cam.ac.uk; info@shapinghorizons.org ).