On 21 September 2017, Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Dean of Warwick was invited to participate as a panellist at an exclusive game theory event for senior Procurement professionals in London hosted by Supply Management and TWS Partners.
Warwick in London oversees several university activities in India, including the amazing Laksh Student Volunteering Programme. We are delighted to report back on another successful summer of activity in rural Haryana where 12 Warwick students spent their summer.
A highlight of Warwick in London's first year in operation has been the success of our first London Summer School. Our Summer School welcomed 150 students from 33 different countries for three weeks of intensive study in courses covering a range of areas, including: the Principles of Economics for Non-Economists, Game Theory, Leadership, Communication and Culture, and Public Policy. Students also enjoyed a social and cultural programme as well as a special lecture series, which included inspirational talks from Paralympic gold medallist, Kelly Gallagher and Nobel Prize winner, Professor George Akerlof.
Siobhan Benita writes about women in the Civil Service and the need for quotas
Progress on gender diversity in UK, EU and G20 public service leadership has been too slow. Looking to Mexico and France for inspiration, Siobhan argues that Whitehall needs quotas. Read the article here.
Inaugural Urwick Lecture hosted at Warwick in London
Warwick in London hosted the inaugural Urwick Lecture on the evening of Monday 11 September, in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.
The Urwick Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding piece of UK-published research in the field of management consultancy. This year, the Prize was presented to Professor William Harvey, Exeter Business School, Professor Timothy Morris, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Dr Milena Mueller Santos, Kellogg College, University of Oxford, for their paper “Reputation and identity conflict in management consulting”.
Professors Harvey and Morris spoke at the event, which was very well received by everyone who attended.
On 20 June, Warwick in London delivered its first “Foresight on Africa” course in collaboration with SOIF, The School of International Futures, and DCDC, the Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre. The unique one-day course was attended by participants from NGOs, Management Consultancies and academic institutions and offered participants a multi-disciplinary and multi-national analysis of Africa’s possible trajectories over the next 20 years. Stimulated by expert views on global strategic trends and possible future scenarios for Africa, students engaged in lively discussion about what the analysis might mean for them and/or their organisations who work in Africa or with African stakeholders. The course also included a session from Professor Franklyn Lisk from Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies.
The feedback from the course participants was very positive and Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Dean of Warwick in London said “this is an exciting collaboration for Warwick in London which has led to the development of our first short course. The course provided an excellent combination of academic insight and industry expertise”