UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


IGP Alumni Panel Discussion and Q&A

17 March 2021, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Bartlett Graduate Open Day

Part of The Bartlett Graduate Open Days

This event is free.

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Institute for Global Prosperity

Join us for an alumni panel event in which you’ll hear from former postgraduates about their time at the Institute for Global Prosperity, what they have achieved since and the possibilities that could open up for you.

About our speakers: 

Will Henagan graduated from IGP in 2018 and went on to Oxford to do a DPhil in Political Science. He took leave from Oxford to work on the Biden-Harris Transition team last year, before joining the new administration as a political appointee in the White House within the Chief of Staff's Office. While at the IGP, Will studied social network analysis, social policy, and different methods to quantifiably measure social capital. Previously he also worked in the Obama administration, at McKinsey & Co, and on a number of US political campaigns.

Shuaib Jalal-Eddeen is from Nigeria and has recently graduated from the Global Prosperity programme with distinction in 2020. He came to the IGP as a Commonwealth scholar, having won a prestigious Commonwealth scholarship awarded to excellent candidates from developing countries. After graduation, Shuaib attached at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, where he assisted me with his research project on agriculture and prosperity in Africa. Shuaib hopes to come back to the IGP for his PhD in September 2021, where he will be studying fintech usage dynamics under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Harker.

Tianzi Li graduated from the Global Prosperity MSc and is currently doing her PhD at the IGP. Tianzi Li's research interests centre around connecting Chinese political economic dynamics promoting financialisation to the understudied Chinese households' lived experiences of indebtedness. She has also studied MSc Anthropology and Development at LSE and BSc Social Sciences at University of Bath.

The short talks from our three alumni will be followed by a Q&A to pose your questions to the panel. The event will be chaired by the Lead for IGP Taught Programmes, Dr Matthew Davies.