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Register for Law, Science and Sustainability Online Tutorials Mini-Series (14-30 July 2020)

 As a gentle reminder - to join any of the upcoming free online tutorial sessions in the law, science and sustainability mini-series for secondary and early post-secondary students this July, please do register as soon as possible. Over their summer holidays, interested young people whose studies have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic will have a special opportunity to explore emerging areas of law, science and sustainability research and practice, from 14 - 30 July in two 60-minute zoom sessions per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm UK time.

If you know any keen students who might benefit from learnings / connections with world-class professors and professionals from Cambridge, Oxford, McGill, Yale, Harvard, MIT, BSIA and other leading universities, please encourage them to register online today:

The mini-series aims to provide a unique, inspiring opportunity for youth from around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down, to open new ideas and learn about emerging fields of study. As places are limited and have been filling fast, please do encourage those interested to register as soon as possible, in order to be able to join any session(s) which might interest them. The updated speakers schedule includes:

July 14 - Advancing Human Rights Worldwide - SDG 9 Reduced Inequalities

Connect at 4 pm - 5 pm BST (11am - 12pm EST) for the current challenges and future directions in human rights with Prof. Nandini Ramanujam (McGill University) on poverty and inequality and Prof. Sumudu Atapattu (Wisconsin University) on gender.

July 16 - Harnessing the Physics of Weather and the Universe - SDG 13 Climate Action

Connect at 4 pm - 5 pm BST (11am - 12pm EST) for current challenges and future directions in addressing climate change Prof. Tim Palmer (Oxford University) on the physics of weather systems and Prof. Ben Allanach (University of Cambridge)* on particle physics.

July 21st - Implementing International Law on Clean Energy Investment - SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy

Connect at 4 pm - 5 pm BST (11am - 12pm EST) for current challenges and future directions on international law with Prof. Michael Mehling (MIT) on international carbon markets and Dr. Henning Grose-Khan (University of Cambridge)* on intellectual property and innovation.

July 23rd – Seeking Pandemic Responses Across the Human Sciences - SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Connect at 4 pm - 5 pm BST (12pm - 1pm EST) for current challenges and future directions in human sciences with Prof. Martin Maiden (Oxford University) on population effects of vaccines and vaccinations and Prof. Maya Prabhu (Yale University) on legal and policy responses to global pandemics, featuring a special initial presentation by student leader Thalia Edwards.

July 28th – Leading New Learning Through Engineering and Computer Science - SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Connect at 4 pm - 5 pm BST (12pm - 1pm EST) for current challenges and future directions in engineering and computer science with Prof. Richard Prager (University of Cambridge) on new online education maths for engineering programmes and Dr. Paul De Vrieze (University of Bournemouth) on web systems.

July 30th – Securing Global Governance and Economic Law - SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Connect at 4 pm - 5 pm BST (12pm - 1pm EST) for current challenges and future directions in global governance, with Dr. Ann Fitz-Gerald (Balsillie School of International Affairs) on international relations and security, and Prof. Holger Sparrman (Harvard University)* on linkages of law and economics.

Online tutorials will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 PM BST/1-2PM EST/12-1 ADT over the last half of July, from July 14th to July 30th 2020. Over a zoom platform, the expert(s) will provide a 20-minute introduction to critical issues in their research / practice, then the chair will take rounds of 3 student questions, for 20-30 mins of interaction, followed by a 5-10 minutes of advice by the expert for students wishing to learn more. To follow up, the expert provides their personal recommendations of the top 5 current online resources for any students inspired to pursue their field further.

If you are interested, or know a young person who may be interested, please register for the tutorials online through this link to be added onto an email list for updates: