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Model United Nations, St Clare's, Oxford

Andrew Rattue, Principal of St Clare's, Oxford discusses their Model United Nations event held at Oxford Town Hall.  Over 100 St Clare's students from the International Baccalaureate course representing over 45 different nations gathered together to discuss and debate issues in a similar fashion to the real UN in New York.  After overwhelming voting to legalise euthanasia in a plenary debate, the students broke out into six separately themed sessions.  Andrew Rattue emphasises how the Model UN is central to the core mission of St Clare's: to foster international understanding between students from around the world.

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Friday, January 12, 2018 - 14:15
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Digital Transformation

Dr George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist at MIT is interviewed by Voices from Oxford Director Dr Sung Hee Kim. He stresses the importance of paying attention to the transformation of the world around us, and not merely concentrating on the digital aspect of this change. He also offers his advice to young people, noting that automation will both close and open up opportunities in the job market, and that excellence in their field is a must for everyone who wishes to do well in life.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:00
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Dr George Westerman

Dr George Westerman
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Principal Research Scientist, MIT
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George Westerman is a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy.  His research and teaching focus on digital technology leadership and innovation.
 
George has written numerous contributions for publications ranging from Sloan Management Review to Organization Science to The Wall Street Journal.  He is co-author of two respected books:  The Real Business of IT:  How CIOs Create and Communicate Value, named the #1 Book of 2009 in its field, and IT Risk:  Turning Business Threats Into Competitive Advantage, named one of the top five books of 2007.  He is coauthor of a new recent book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation.
 
George regularly conducts keynote presentations and senior executive workshops with companies around the world.  Prior to earning a Doctorate from Harvard Business School, George gained more than 13 years of experience in product development and technology leadership roles.

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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 13:00

Europaeum Scholars Programme

Dr Andrew Graham, Executive Chair of the Europaeum discusses the organisation's new Scholars Programme with Prof William James, Professor of Virology at the University of Oxford. After the Brexit vote and 25 years of the Europaeum, a decision was made that it was needed more than ever and a process of restructuring, revisioning and refinancing was commenced. The main outcome has been to launch a new Scholars Programme, which will see 30 PhD candidates from across the Europaeum member institutions embark on a two year programme which runs parallel to their degree. The interview was conducted in Balliol College, University of Oxford where Dr Graham was previously Master of the College.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:30
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Globalisation and Government

Prof Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford talks with Prof Denis Noble. They discuss the creation of the new school, and its emphasis on transparency and openness, which permeates throughout its architectural design, in contrast to the traditional Oxford colleges. They also talk about the processes of globalisation and how large corporations relate to governments and vice-versa, as well as the increasing economic and political power of East Asian countries such as China.

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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 15:15
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10min
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Government Austerity Policies

Prof Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford analyses the policy of austerity, which has come into force in many countries around the world since the financial crash of 2008. Although cutting government expenditure to save money may seem like a sensible move, further contraction of the economy along with various social, cultural and political consequences means that austerity policies are now being widely challenged and rethought. The interview was conducted by Prof William James, Professor of Virology at the University of Oxford.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 09:45
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Advice to Young People: Political Change

Prof Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford offers her advice to young people on making a difference in the world through engaging in politics and government. She encourages young people to be positive and build new and creative ways of facilitating change, rather than being negative and seeking to tear down what already exists.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 09:30
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How do we ensure research remains independent and blue sky? - Europaeum 25th Anniversary

Session 4 of the Europaeum's 25th Anniversary Celebrations held in St Antony's College at the University of Oxford. The following participants spoke about 'How do we ensure research remains independent and blue sky?':
Chair: Professor Paul Flather, (Secretary General, Europaeum)
Speaker: Professor Denis Noble (Founder, Campaign for Science & Engineering)
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Professor Brad MacKay (St Andrews)
Will Hutton (Principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford)
 
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 15:15
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How do we face new challenges from the rise of Illiberalism? - Europaeum 25th Anniversary

Session 3 of the Europaeum's 25th Anniversary Celebrations held in St Antony's College at the University of Oxford. The following participants spoke about 'How do we face new challenges from the rise of Illiberalism?':
Chair:   Professor Zsolt Enyedi (Pro-Rector, Central European University)
Speaker:  Voldemar Tomusk (Open Society Institute)
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Professor Tomáš Zima (Rector, Charles University, Prague)
Professor Zdzislaw Mach (Dean, Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
 
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 15:15
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