School record broken as almost 90% of 2023 master of public policy students have full or partial funding
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) class of 2023 arrived in Oxford, hailing from 58 different countries, for the start of their journey to navigate public policy. In total, almost 90% of this year's class of 147 brilliant students are receiving some funding to support their participation in the programme.
The Heywood Lecture: The future of economic statecraft
The invasion of Ukraine has witnessed the use of economic statecraft on an unprecedented scale. With geopolitical competition becoming more intense, many are asking what the future role of such statecraft will be.
In the media
Ecuador: Gang-ruled prisons, assassinated politicians and a drug lord's killing
As the ongoing crime wave in Ecuador shows no signs of abating, Annette Idler, Associate Professor in Global Security and Director of the Minerva Global Security Programme, says the problem cannot be solved by Ecuador alone; there needs to be a regional approach with investment in development, sustainability and building capacity across multiple countries.
Britain’s government wastes time — not money
Thomas Elston's 'one-shot-bias' concept is referenced to demonstrate how ambitious UK Ministers tend to overlook everyday management challenges in pursuit of radical new reforms, resulting in a misallocation of civil servants' time.
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Professor Dame Angela McLean in conversation with Dean Ngaire Woods
Six months after taking office as the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Dame Angela McLean returns to the Blavatnik School where she once taught and is in conversation with Dean Ngaire Woods.
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