The mission of the School is to tackle the most pressing global challenges of this century. Understanding how societies are structured, how they interact, how people behave and what motivates them is crucial to understanding how to chart a course to a better future.
- African Governance
- Ageing Populations
- AI Governance Initiative
- Biodiversity and Society
- Changing Global Orders
- Cyber Security
- Ethical Web and Data Architectures
- Future of Development
- Future of Plastics
- Future of Work
- Global Development
- Misinformation, Science and Media
- Rethinking Natural Resources
- Science & Society
- Systemic Resilience
- Technological & Economic Change
- Transboundary Resource Management
- Wildlife Trade
- Women’s Equality and Inequality
New programmes to focus on challenges of Net Zero, AI and critical metals
The Oxford Martin School has launched three new research programmes focussed on solving a diverse set of critical challenges: sourcing the critical metals needed for the energy transition, achieving global Net Zero, and managing the risks of Artificial Intelligence.
Switzerland, UK and Norway "dangerously unprepared" to keep people cool if global 1.5ºC target is missed
Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling have predicted the impact of rising temperatures on climate adaptation requirements for cooling on a country-by-country basis if climate targets are missed.
Autocratic regimes less effective than democracies in responding to COVID-19
Their analysis shows that on average, social capital is approximately 30% higher in democratic societies.
Damehood for Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland in King’s Birthday Honours
The Director of three Oxford Martin School programmes is one of six members of Oxford University recognised in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list.
Adama Dieng & Prof Andrew Thompson in Conversation: 'The United Nations and the prevention of mass atrocities in the 21st Century: some challenges and opportunities'
9th October 2023: 5:00pm
'Anthropocene opportunities: unleashing humanity's shared aspirations' with Prof Erle Ellis
12th October 2023: 5:00pm
James Martin Memorial lecture: 'Time To Look Up – in conversation with Rt Hon Sir Alok Sharma about the climate crisis'
26th October 2023: 5:00pm
'The future of global development and implications for Aid' with Charles Kenny
30th October 2023: 5:00pm
Professor of Globalisation and Development
Carl Benedikt Frey
Director, Future of Work
Professor of International Relations and Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development
Professor of Modern History
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Professor of the International Politics of Africa
Professor of Global and Imperial History
Senior Research Fellow in International Relations
Professor of Modern History
Associate Professor of the History of Medicine at Oxford University
Associate Professor of Global Public Policy
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