Event: What does it mean to be an "internationalist" today?

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Event: What does it mean to be an "internationalist" today?

by Becky Fishman

To celebrate its 40th birthday, New Internationalist magazine is very happy to hold an evening of debate and discussion on the subject 'What does it mean to be an internationalist today?'

Tickets are free, but places are limited – get tickets here: http://newinternationalist.eventbrite.co.uk

The event will be run by Hannah Pool (journalist/author) and Hazel Healy of New Internationalist; on the panel are Lindsey Hilsum (Channel 4), John Hilary (War on Want), Jonathan Glennie (Overseas Development Institute), Marieme Jamme (Senegalese-born social entrepreneur), Dan Smith (International Alert), Asad Rehman (Climate campaigner, Friends of the Earth) and Jessica Horn (Africa Feminist Forum).

There will be 5-minute presentations from panel, a discussion and time for questions. We will have cake and drinks in celebration of New Internationalist's 40th birthday, and people can meet the editors of the magazine and discover more about the people and the story behind this independent, outspoken publication.

'A lot has changed since the optimism of the 1970s when we printed our first magazine,' explained Hazel Healy, Co-Editor of New Internationalist magazine. 'As this is our 40th year we feel it's a good time to look at how attitudes to development and justice have changed. And with cuts in the West, it's also time to state ideas about 'internationalism' and global solidarity strongly and clearly. We'd love people to come and join that discussion.'

The event will be at Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre in central London on the evening of the 31 October 2013.

Free tickets and see more information: http://newinternationalist.eventbrite.co.uk

As this article has been simplified, the words, text structure and quotes may have been changed. For the original, please see:http://newint.org/blog/press-releases/2013/09/26/internationalism-today-symposium/