Category: Events

Warwick Economics Summit

February 5 – 7, 2021

The Warwick Economics Summit, a student-run international forum, brings together some of the world’s most revered and inspirational speakers.

The 20th Edition of the Warwick Economics Summit will be held online and will be an interactive three-day experience.

The Summit’s focus goes far beyond the field of economics, encompassing the broader spheres of the social sciences, including development, politics, journalism, and international relations. It is this wide scope and diversity that sets the Summit apart from other events, ensuring that it remains relevant and in tune with today’s wider issues.

Make sure to join the debate – click here to learn more.
The packed agenda will include The Green Transition Panel, on Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 0900 – 1015 ET, featuring some of the world’s leading thinkers on climate, sustainability, and economics, including our very own Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky. Dr. Chichilnisky will be joined by other leading women in the industry:

  • Connie Hedegaard – Danish Politician and Former European Commissioner for Climate Action. She was also a Minister of Denmark for Climate and Energy
  • Kara Mangone – Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs. Previously, she led engagement with the firm’s investors on corporate governance and sustainability.
  • Anne Simpson – Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability at CalPERS. In 2019, she was named as one of the 15 women leading the global fight on climate change by Time Magazine, and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance by Barron’s (Dow Jones) in 2020.
  • Chaired by Gillian Tett – Chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US of the Financial Times. In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor, assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

At last, humanity is beginning to come to terms with the harsh reality that the battle against climate change is one that threatens our very existence. The Green Transition Panel discusses the steps forward with both nuance and urgency. In an age of partisanship and division, global warming calls for global solutions. A discussion on the necessary conditions for governments, international institutions and intricately linked channels of trade and finance to fully shoulder their responsibility towards the planet will make for an intriguing and important conversation. The varying roles of developed and developing nations, preventing the effects of climate change from destroying the lives of the world’s poorest and the feasibility of a sustainable green transition are among the many crucial issues this panel will address.

Wealth & Society Annual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony 2020

Wealth & Society Annual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony 2020
22 December 2020
Shanghai, China

The Wealth & Society is a global program designed as a platform to gather a high-level audience of leaders in business, finance, government, technology, philanthropy, and academia to showcase and recognize the positive impacts that they have been creating for our society.

Its partners in China include Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Authority; Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai JiaoTong University and China Global Philanthropy Institute.

In attendance at this year’s gala was Tu Guangshao, former Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai; Harley Seyedin, the winner of 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award; and Wang Zhenyao, first president of China Global Philanthropy Institute.

Addressing the well-heeled crowd virtually from New York was our very own Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky.

The R Conference | Government & Public Sector

 R Conference

Where R Enthusiasts and Data Scientists Gather to Explore, Share, and Inspire Ideas

Originating in New York City with expansions in Washington, DC, and Dublin, Ireland, the R Conference gathers elite data scientists and data professionals from across the world, who come together to explore, share, and inspire ideas, and to promote the growth of open-source ideals.

The R Conference | Government & Public Sector virtual gathering is the first industry-centric event in the six-year history of the R Conference Series.


Financial Innovation to Reverse Climate Change
Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, Global Thermostat
Friday, December 4, 2020
12:05 – 12:25 p.m. ET

How can financial instruments resolve climate change? Indeed, an interesting question. Here, Dr. Chichilnisky shows how this can be accomplished quickly and effectively by using existing capital markets and benefiting high- and, especially, low-income groups. The process Dr. Chichilnisky proposes is simple and can lead to a transformation of our capitalistic economy in the direction of human survival. Furthermore, it is realistic and is profitable along the way, supporting the transition.

Yale Global Environmental Justice Conference – in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal – November 14-15, 2020

Negotiating Institutional Transformation: International and Comparative Approaches to Justice in Environmental Protection

Supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund
in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal

Saturday, November 14 – Sunday, November 15, 2020

This year’s conference featured leaders from the global south as well as experts from a variety of disciplines. The conference panelists included jurists, legal scholars, diplomats, economists, and activists. Though the meeting was virtual, there were many opportunities to engage the speakers and network including an award-winning documentary film screening. Topics ranged from making existing institutions work better to creating policy space for activists and nature itself.
To view the replay of the entire conference, please visit:


University of Sussex Politics Society

University of Sussex Politics Society
27 October 2020
A Social Club at the University of Sussex
Sussex House, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RH
United Kingdom

The Politics Society is the largest student body at Sussex. In its short history, they have won the National Politics Society of the Year award and have evolved into one of Britain’s most prestigious student politics societies. From the President of Azad Kashmir to former United States Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, they have hosted world-leading politicians, thinkers, and activists alike who have spoken on the most important issues of the day.

In aspirations of building on their prior success and continuing to grow the society, our very own Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky was invited to share her real-life experience and expertise to supplement the academic learning of student members.

To hear and see the discussion, you will need to visit the Sussex Politics Society’s Facebook page by clicking on the player below.


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