Seminar: Professor Ian Taylor, "Conflict diamonds and the governance of resources"

Past Event

04 November 2010, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Speaker: Professor Ian Taylor, University of St. Andrews

Discussant: Dr Hugo Slim, CforC

Chair: Professor Jennifer Welsh, Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

The rise of the “conflict diamonds” issue in international politics, spurred on in the main by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), compelled the diamond industry to go on the offensive to convince the diamond-buying public that diamonds are “clean” and legitimate. Stemming from this, the Kimberley Process has sought to manage and certify the global diamond trade. This presentation will look at the successes and failures of the Process.

Seminars are free and open to everyone. They take place in the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) from 3.30-5.00pm on Thursdays during term time.