"A century of challenges, a day of debates" - The 21CC: challenges of our century conference 2015

Past Event

07 February 2015, 10:30am - 5:00pm

Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

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The 21CC: challenges of our century conference aims to engage the Oxford student community to discuss and debate the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

In collaboration with the Oxford Martin School, a world renowned champion of interdisciplinary research, the conference offers Oxford-based students an unmissable opportunity to hear the exchange of ideas between international recognised policy makers, business leaders and leading experts.

Speakers and sessions include:

Introduction from Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School

Cyber security: blurring boundaries, blurring morals?

  • Professor Sadie Creese, Director, The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, Oxford Martin School
  • Dr Gus Hosein, Executive Director, Privacy International
  • Major General (Rtd) Jonathan Shaw CB CBE, former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff and Colonel Commandant of The Parachute Regiment (Director of the Special Forces)
  • Graham Wright, Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Digital Risk, National Grid

Climate engineering - will we use it?

  • Professor Myles Allen, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship & Oxford Geoengineering Programme
  • Professor Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization; Director, Oxford Institute of Science, Innovation and Society and Co-Director, Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford Martin School
  • Dr Jason Blackstock, Senior Lecturer at UCL and Associate, Oxford Institute of Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford Martin School
  • Dr Matt Watson, Reader in Natural Hazards, Bristol University

Inequality - how to shape modern society

  • Professor Brian Nolan, Director, Employment, Equity and Growth Programme, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School
  • Professor Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography, University of Oxford

Arms and human trafficking: inevitable or preventable?

  • Elli Kytömäki, Associate Fellow in International Security, Chatham House
  • Dr Alex Vines OBE, Director of Regional and Security Studies, Chatham House
  • Edmond Seay III, independent arms control and disarmament consultant

For more information and to book tickets please visit: www.21cc-oxford.com

Early bird tickets are available until 1st Feb at £5.50 http://www.21cc-oxford.com/buy-your-ticket.html