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5th - 7th February 2021


Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, at WES 2020

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The Warwick Economics Summit is an entirely student-run international forum where talented university students listen to some of the world’s most revered and inspirational speakers. The next edition will run from 5th of February - 7th of February 2021.


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.


The Summit has welcomed distinguished speakers such as:

  • Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia

  • Five Nobel Laureates in Economics: including Prof. John F. Nash Jr and Prof. George Akerlof

  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland

  • Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy

  • Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist

  • Prof. Maurice Obstfeld, Former Chief Economist at the IMF

  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Former Foreign Secretary of the UK and Chair of the Intelligence & Security Committee

  • Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003 



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