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Coming up - Eton International Forum - March 4th

 The most expensive issue in the world...

On March 4th the third annual Eton International Forum will be held in School Hall at 8.45pm. For the last 9 months a group of boys have been independently researching the question “Is foreign aid really the way to develop Africa?”. 

This Thursday  they will test their research and conclusions with a distinguished panel of experts, both in a private and, then at 8.45pm, a public session.


H.E. Dr. Jean Ping- President of the African Union Commission, former President of the UN General Assembly, former Foreign Minister of Gabon

Mr Peter Sutherland KCMG - Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, UN Special Representative for Migration and Development, Chairman of the London School of Economics, recently retired Chairman of BP plc, former Director-General of GATT then the WTO, former Attorney General of Ireland

H.E. Prof. Kwaku Danso-Boafo - Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK, former
Minister of Health for Ghana

Mr Jerry Timmins - Head of BBC World Service Africa and International
Relations, Board member BBC World Service

Mr Richard Greenhalgh – Chairman of CARE International UK, Vice-Chairman of CARE
International, former Chair of Unilever

Prof. Tony Venables CBE FBA - Professor of Economics at Oxford University,
Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, former Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development

Free tickets are available from

A retiring collection will be held for Mvumi School, Tanzania. With many thanks to the Provost for his support and hospitality for this important and extremely popular event.


DATE POSTED: 27 February 2010

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