We are excited to announce international news editor and author Tim Marshall will be our StudyWorld 50 keynote speaker this September.
In an entertaining and insightful session, Tim will bring thirty years’ experience in reporting, presenting and writing about current affairs to bear on our international education industry.
Conference Producer Tom Weatherley said: “I am excited to hear Tim speak at StudyWorld. His breadth of first-hand experience and ability to dissect key international issues will give us an excellent keynote speech – fascinating stuff for a global audience.”
“This keynote and our expert seminar programme marks StudyWorld out as a high-quality event for business and development. We want to give delegates a rich experience, from business meetings and networking to presentations and seminars.”
Tim will address StudyWorld delegates at 12:15pm on Tuesday 3 September. The StudyWorld 50 keynote and seminar programme are open to all delegates. There are no meeting slots during the keynote, so everyone can enjoy what promises to be a stimulating take on world events.
Formerly the diplomatic editor and foreign affairs editor for Sky News, Tim is also a respected author. His hugely successful books, including Prisoners of Geography, discuss geopolitics and international diplomacy. In Divided: Why we’re living in an age of walls, Tim explores borders and how understanding them is key to understanding our modern world.
Working in an industry that crosses borders, Tim’s interests are sure to have parallels with our own. Along with the students we all aim to enrich and support, we engage across cultures, beliefs systems, values and national borders. Our industry is possible because of soft international borders that allow students to study overseas.
An extremely engaging and insightful speaker, Tim will draw on his knowledge of the big issues in geopolitics and international diplomacy and encourage StudyWorld delegates see how international education fits on the global stage.
In a distinguished career as a journalist and broadcaster, Tim has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous and divided places: Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Cairo and more. He spent the majority of the 1999 Kosovo crisis in Belgrade, where he was one of the few western journalists who stayed on to report from one of the main targets of NATO bombing raids.
Tim’s blog Foreign Matters was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2010 and he has received awards from the Royal Television Society and The New York TV Festival. He has also written for numerous national newspapers, including the Times, the Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph.
With excellent educator and agent bookings, and meetings scheduling underway, don’t miss your chance to join us in September.