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

If you would like to find out about future events and activities, please join our mailing list or contact the events team.

Upcoming events

Judge Jed Rakoff
A conversation with Judge Jed Rakoff
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 5:30pm
Blavatnik School of Government terrace
Visit our award-winning building designed by Herzog & de Meuron
Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
A seminar on the ISDS, the instrument investors can use to sue countries for alleged discriminatory practices
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Buck Song Koh
Writer Buck Song Koh examines the geopolitical, economic and social considerations of managing a country's brand
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 5:30pm
When idealism is confronted by the realities of governing
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - 5:30pm
Maria Cahill
Exploring elements of a conservative outlook in more detail
Friday, 9 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Alexander Hug
The work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Ukraine
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 5:30pm
Klaus Schwab
Open to Blavatnik School of Government students only
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:30am
Chief Judge Saris
A conversation with Chief Judge Patti Saris, ex-chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 5:30pm
Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan cover
How does international intervention affect state building in situations of fragility?
Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 5:45pm
Steven Vogel
If all markets are artificially created, what are the implications for policy?
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 5:30pm
Kyoto Prize in Japan 2017
Welcoming the Kyoto Prize Laureates to Oxford for a series of events
Tuesday, 8 May 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, 9 May 2018 (All day)