Global Issues Dialogue Centre
The Global Issues Dialogue Centre is committed to promoting active dialogue between academics, policy makers and business people around major issues we face in the world today and tomorrow.
These include the opportunities and impacts associated with new technologies, global governance, international development, health and welfare ecosystems, and changing societal norms and expectations.
The Global Issues Dialogue Centre conducts research projects and publishes findings on global issues. As part of its research programme, the Centre also conducts several dialogues each year, bringing together leading figures from across the world involved in civil society, politics, business, academia and global institutions, to discuss and develop potential ways of tackling issues of worldwide significance that can inform its research.
In 2018, the Centre was established as the UK-China Global Issues Dialogue Centre following the award of a research grant by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, which arose in connection with the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership (Newton Fund) run by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (now BIES). In recognition of the Centre broadening its brief to encompass global issues more widely, the Centre’s name was shortened to the GIDC in March 2021.
An international partnership
The Global Issues Dialogue Centre brings together key international partners from academia, business, international and civil society institutions to help address global issues. Jesus College works with a range of international partners to support cutting-edge research and innovation in its state-of-the-art West Court development.
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