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

Past Event

15 February 2014, 10:45am - 4:00am

The Sheldonian
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

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, from the future of economics and humanitarian aid, to food security and pandemics.

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:

Shifts and shocks in economics, what can we expect?

  • Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School
  • Dr Ian Harnett, Managing Director, Absolute Strategy Research (note: Dr Harnett is replacing David Bowers)
  • Professor Rana Mitter, Professor of History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
  • Professor Frances Stewart, Leontief Prize recipient, UNDP Mahbub ul Haq Award recipient

Can we end HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the 21st century?

  • Professor Adrian Hill, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines
  • Professor Rodney Phillips, Co-Director, Institute for Emerging Infections, Oxford Martin School
  • Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Food in a changing world: can we feed 10 billion?

  • Professor Liam Dolan, Director, Plants for the 21st Century Institute, Oxford Martin School
  • Lord John Krebs, Principal, Jesus College
  • Ben Caldecott, Founder and Director, Stranded Assets Programme, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • Dr John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader, Oxford's Environmental Change Institute; Executive Officer, Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS)

The future of aid: supporting civilians or war?

  • Dr Hugo Slim, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford Martin School
  • Iman Mujahed, Trustee of British charity Hand in Hand for Syria
  • Dr Jane Cocking OBE, Humanitarian Director, Oxfam GB
  • Sophia Swithern, Global Humanitarian Assistance Programme Leader, Development Initiatives
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