The Blavatnik School of Government runs an active programme of seminars, lectures and special events, many of which are open to the general public.

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Upcoming events

Harold Hongju Koh
With Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 12:00pm
The Fate of the West cover
Bill Emmott explains how declining liberal democracies must change in order to recover and thrive
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 5:30pm
Michael Ignatieff
Professor, writer and former politician Michael Ignatieff talks to Professor Ngaire Woods - University only event
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 1:30pm
Rene Bruelhart
Reflections from Rene Bruelhart, President of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) of the Holy See
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 5:30pm
Speaker: Libby Wood, Yale University
Friday, 5 May 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Kyoto Prize Ceremony
We welcome the Kyoto Prize Laureates to Oxford for a new annual event
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, 10 May 2017 (All day)
Bringing together political philosophers interested in applied topics
Thursday, 11 May 2017 (All day) to Friday, 12 May 2017 (All day)
Governing Global Health
Co-authors Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar analyse how organisations can tackle global health problems
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Speaker: Ilan Nam, Colgate University
Friday, 12 May 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Speaker: Ellen Lust, University of Gothenburg
Friday, 26 May 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Students at BSG
Bridging the gap: how we can we build more coherent and trusting societies
Monday, 19 June 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, 20 June 2017 (All day)