The political economy of US polarisation
This talk will examine the developing role of polarisation through the lenses of different political/economic interests and two types of conceptual frameworks: worldviews regarding government and class interests, and a contrast between class-oriented as opposed to ethnic/racial identities.
Relief Chief: Mark Lowcock in conversation with Calum Miller
Mark Lowcock joins Calum Miller to discuss his new book Relief Chief, a behind-the-scenes account of his experience as the world’s most senior humanitarian official – the UN Relief Chief.
Transforming the War on Drugs
This roundtable discussion challenges conventional thinking around the global war on drugs to understand the local impacts of the war.
Reimagining capitalism for a world on fire
Professor Rebecca Henderson discusses the findings of her new book, which attempts to reimagine capitalism so that it is not only an engine of prosperity but also a system that is in harmony with environmental realities, striving for social justice, and the demands of truly democratic institutions.
President Iván Duque of Colombia in conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods
For this special online event, the current President of Colombia joins Dean Ngaire Woods to discuss his new book Camino a Cero (The Road to Zero) on Colombia's journey toward carbon neutrality.
The politics of service delivery: The case of education
Bringing evidence into action, this panel will discuss the political barriers to service delivery in education and how these can be overcome.
Governor Ridwan Kamil of West Java
Facing a complex environment of political pressure and bureaucratic culture Governor Ridwan Kamil of West Java, Indonesia explains how reformist can leaders get elected at the local level, and how they can overcome the challenges of leading reforms.
Is American democracy in danger? How US politics turned tribal and what it means for the future
James Morone puts the current state of American politics in historical perspective and shows what’s new --and what’s not. He explains how old patterns have taken on new forms and reflects on the prospects for democracy in the years ahead.
Report launch: Anchoring accountability for mass atrocities
Join us online for this high-level panel at the UN Office in Geneva to discuss the recommendations of a new report, co-authored by the The Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, to build and support the UN investigative capacity.
Officially supported trade finance: Challenges and opportunities in times of crisis
Officially-supported export credits play a key role in mobilising financing from private-sector sources, creating catalytic effects. This event with Professor Andreas Klasen will explore how government export credits can intervene for the public benefit in times of crises.
Governing in the climate crisis: how should future leaders prepare?
As the impacts of climate change accelerate, human societies will face a set of cascading and interrelated challenges. This event will assess the challenges we will increasingly encounter and consider how the next generation of leaders can best prepare to navigate them.
Psychologically “wise” interventions: How they can help us understand and solve persistent social problems
Dr Greg Walton (Stanford University) discusses psychologically “wise” interventions, how they work and how we can develop and use wise interventions in diverse contexts to help people flourish.