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July

'Communicating climate change - messages, messengers, and mechanisms' with Karen Florini

10th July 2024: 3:00pm   Live Stream
Online - Crowdcast

Despite the increasing frequency and severity of extreme-weather events and associated impacts, their connection to climate change is only occasionally articulated.

June

'The role of a global multilateral development bank in the world today' with Dr Samuel Maimbo

10th June 2024: 5:00pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

The world is confronted with an unprecedented level of political, economic, and social unrest with increasing divergence of views on the causes and appropriate response.

May

Book Talk: 'Migration: past, present and future' with Prof Ian Goldin

29th May 2024: 5:00pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

Join us at the Oxford launch of Professor Ian Goldin’s latest book - The Shortest History of Migration.

'Why hydrogen is of strategic importance to scale-up the energy transition' with Dr Dirk Smit (in-person only)

28th May 2024: 5:00pm   Registration Required
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

Hydrogen is projected to play a significant if not crucial role in the future energy mix, with the IEA forecasting an increase of almost an order of magnitude compared to hydrogen consumption today.

Book launch: 'Long problems: climate change and the challenge of governing across time' with Prof Thomas Hale

23rd May 2024: 6:00pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Blavatnik School of Government

Join Professor Thomas Hale, Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, for the launch of his new book Long Problems: Climate Change and the Challenge of Governing across Time, in which he outlines political strategies for tackling climate change and other “long problems” that span generations.

'(Global) value chains in a changing world: challenges and opportunities' with Glenn Magerman

22nd May 2024: 5:00pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

The past fifty years have been characterised by a massive wave of globalisation, which provided lowered prices, access to a wide variety of goods and services, and reduced global poverty.

'Redesigning AI' with Professor Daron Acemoglu

17th May 2024: 11:00am   Registration Required   Live Stream
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

The Institute for Ethics in AI and the Oxford Martin School are pleased to announce an exclusive event featuring a keynote address by distinguished economist Professor Daron Acemoğlu, followed by commentary from expert panellists.

'Historical research in the time of the Anthropocene: can climate data help us read the past (and, if so, how)?' with Prof Nicola Di Cosmo (Online only)

8th May 2024: 5:00pm   Live Stream
Online - Crowdcast

Over the past few decades historians have investigated paleoclimate data seeking answers to long-standing questions in the premodern world that may be linked to climate variability.

Book Talk: 'Making sense of chaos: a better economics for a better world' with Prof Doyne Farmer

2nd May 2024: 5:00pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

We live in an age of increasing complexity, where accelerating technology and global interconnection hold more promise – and more peril – than any other time in human history.

'Eating to conserve: harnessing seafood sustainability to save threatened sharks' with Dr Divya Karnad

1st May 2024: 1:00pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

The historical philosophy of wildlife conservation suggests that if humans and wildlife are separated, then wildlife will thrive.

April

The Dr Stanley Ho Memorial Lecture: 'Revisiting genetic determinism: evidence from large population cohorts' with Prof Caroline Wright

29th April 2024: 5:15pm   Registration Required
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

Developments in whole genome sequencing technologies have catalysed incredible progress in the diagnosis of rare disease and the discovery of novel disease-associated genes.

March

'The UK’s development strategy and the new economic and geopolitical challenges' with Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister for Development and Africa

6th March 2024: 5:00pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

The UK launched an international development White Paper in November 2023, setting out seven areas for action across a broad range of development themes and policy areas.

February

Panel Discussion: 'The great carbon market debate: is it over for offsetting?'

27th February 2024: 5:15pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

Critics and proponents of offsetting agree: achieving global net zero emissions is essential. But how we get there is up for debate.

Book talk: 'Not the end of the world: how we can be the first generation to build a sustainable planet' with Hannah Ritchie & Charles Godfray

26th February 2024: 12:30pm   Registration Required   Live Stream
Oxford Martin School & Online

We are bombarded by doomsday headlines that tell us the soil won't be able to support crops, fish will vanish from our oceans, that we should reconsider having children.