Meet the 2016/17 Committee!
President - Mireille Evagora-Campbell
The President's role is to lead and motivate the committee in order to ensure the society runs smoothly and effectively. He/She makes strategic decisions on how to move the society forward as well as managing problems that arise.
I’m a third-year philosophy student at Churchill College who last year completed a dissertation on Peter Singer’s work in Effective Altruism and the philosophy of international aid. I have experience volunteering for a Concordis International, a UK-based peace development NGO that currently works primarily on the Sudan-S. Sudan conflict, and have also volunteered in Honduras in sustainable forest management.
Events Manager - Annabel Mahgerefteh
The Events Manager is to coordinate the activities of the events team. (S)he plans the overall structure of events each term, assigns committee members events, tracks progress with organising individual events and ensures CUiD runs a well-balanced term card.
Hi, my name is Annabel Mahgerefteh and I'm the Events Manager for CUiD. I'm also a second year undergrad studying HSPS. Despite my lack of experience in hands-on international development, my passion for it grew out of its underlying principle of helping communities move out of poverty and become self-sufficient in a dignified and independent way. The ethics of international development is thus a particularly interesting and relevant focus to me and so I'm super excited about this terms events, our theme being 'The Ethics of International Development'.
Events Team - Cristiana Orlando, Hayden John, Harriet Jackson
The role of the Events Team is to arrange the speaker events for each term. This involves contacting speakers, deciding on topics, arranging the logistics and ensuring the smooth running of each event.
Publicity Officer and Webmaster - Noah Harley
The role of the Publicity Officer is to publicise upcoming events as well as send out the weekly bulletin of events and opportunities in Cambridge related to international development. The role of the Webmaster is to regularly update the website with upcoming events, news of past events, Vision magazine and term cards.
I'm a finalist studying Politics and International Relations. One of my main interests at present is teaching English abroad, having spent my past two summers teaching in English in both Beijing and Hong Kong. Regarding my role, I have previously designed websites for a Children's home in Southern India - Amala Trust - and a local church.
Treasurer - Ady Lomas
The Treasurer maintains the society accounts and balance sheets through budgeting and monitoring expenditure of the society funds. They are also tasked with finding sponsors and ways of raising money for the society.
Third year undergraduate studying Economics at King’s. My interests are primarily in economic development, and in particular on the role that credit and insurance have to play in economic growth.
Vision Editor - Mira Manini Tiwari
The Vision Editor organises the creation of two editions of Vision magazine (one in Michaelmas; one in Lent term). Their role is to contact academics and experts to contribute to the magazine as well as encourage student submissions. They also edit and organise printing of the magazine.
Mira is a second-year Education and MML student at Christ’s. Over the past six years she has volunteered at a number of local schools in Mumbai and has grown even more interested in development and education through her course. She hopes to help provide better and more widespread education for girls and to encourage more education through art, and her ultimate dream is to have an educational cafe one day.
The Vision Team
Esha Marwaha, Stacy Young, Vittoria Forliti, Daisy Carter
The process of compiling Vision is a LOT of work. The job of the subeditors, for example, is essential to ease the strain somewhat by helping with all the editing work that needs doing. Of course they also provide valuable input into what Vision should look like and what should be its contents.