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Dr Maryam Tanwir appointed High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum

last modified Apr 26, 2017 03:38 PM

We are pleased to announce that Dr Maryam Tanwir has been appointed as High

Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society



The main role of the HLTFs is to moderate high level policy sessions and

provide written executive summaries based on interventions and discussion

during the session, while capturing the vision, identifying emerging

trends, opportunities and challenges shared by the high level speakers.

"It has been almost two years since the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo. As we approach this anniversary, we are no nearer to knowing the truth of what happened to this promising post-graduate, tortured and killed while pursuing wholly legitimate academic research... It has been especially troubling to note that, in the absence of apparent progress in investigations into Giulio’s death, attention has been turned to his doctoral supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an honourable and distinguished scholar..." Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor. To read the message in full, please go to our News page. The message can also be found on the University of Cambridge homepage.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.