Sticking to the science: A vision for COP28
Mirte Boot (MPP 2020) is co-organising the University of Oxford’s official side-event at COP28 on 6th December, “What does Net Zero Emissions need to mean to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement?”. Here, she reflects on two key goals for discussions this year and tells us how she thinks universities can lay the foundations for progress.
Award for Kate Orkin’s role in keeping millions out of poverty
Faculty member Kate Orkin has won the ESRC award for Outstanding Public Policy Impact, for her role advising the South African government during COVID-19 and beyond. She influenced £4.87 billion in spending that helped 28.5 million people and saved 5.5 million from extreme poverty.
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The world found nothing sacred in the abstract nakedness of being human
Join us for this lecture delivered by Professor Anne Phillips, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Government, London School of Economics where she explores what we can nonetheless retrieve from the notion that all of us are human.
Blavatnik Election Briefings: Russia votes
Join Dean Ngaire Woods in conversation with Sergei Guriev, Provost of Sciences Po, Paris as they discuss the election and the impact on Russia and the wider global landscape of another Putin presidency.
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