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Rhodes Trust Events

All members of the global community including current Scholars in residence, alumni, and partners are welcome to attend events at Rhodes House.

Unless otherwise specified, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. If you are interested in learning more about a specific event at Rhodes House, please contact conferences@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Poverty, Environment and Development: the view from the World Bank
06 February 2018

Poverty, Environment and Development: the view from the World Bank

How can the international community achieve its shared goal of poverty reduction “in a sustainable manner?” What do today’s economic trends mean for growth, poverty reduction, and ecosystems? What strategy does the World Bank have to facilitate green finance, and to promote lower-carbon and more resilient investments? This session will walk through recent World Bank work on poverty, natural capital and sustainability to answer a few of these questions – and to raise many more.

Public German Rhodes Lecture by Dr August Hanning  'How to Tackle International Terrorism'
30 January 2018

Public German Rhodes Lecture by Dr August Hanning 'How to Tackle International Terrorism'

Dr Hanning is the former head of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (German Intelligence Service) from 1998 to 2005 and G3’s Senior Adviser in Germany. He also served for 4 years as the State Secretary for Germany’s Federal Interior Ministry. During his career he was responsible for a wide range of security and intelligence operations and has special expertise in the Middle East, Russia and other former Soviet Union states.

The Naked Surgeon with Samer Nashef
25 January 2018

The Naked Surgeon with Samer Nashef

Samer Nashef is an adult cardiac surgeon at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom and author of 'The Naked Surgeon'. His specialist clinical areas include minimally invasive coronary bypass and hybrid coronary revascularisation, mitral repair, surgery for atrial fibrillation and aortic root surgery with valve preservation. A major research interest includes the measurement and monitoring of the quality of surgical treatment. In that field, he has led national and international projects, including the EuroSCORE Project. In his discussion, Samer Nashef will address safety and transparency in medicine and how we can design safer health systems in the future.

10 Theses on the World in 2018 with Irvin Studin
24 January 2018

10 Theses on the World in 2018 with Irvin Studin

Irvin Studin is the President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, and Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Global Brief Magazine. He has been called one of the leading international policy thinkers of his generation. Studin is currently Visiting Professor at the Université du Québec à Montreal (with the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand), and has been a professor in leading universities in North America, Asia and Europe. Studin is the co-founder of Ukraine's Higher School of Public Administration (Kiev). His latest book is "Russia : Strategy, Policy and Administration" (Palgrave-MacMillan).

Impact Investing: Building a Career that Reflects Your Values with Matt Bannick
17 January 2018

Impact Investing: Building a Career that Reflects Your Values with Matt Bannick

Matt Bannick is managing partner of Omidyar Network, where, since 2007, he’s led the expansion of the firm from its Silicon Valley roots. Omidyar Network now operates on five continents, across six initiatives, and has invested more than $1 billion in early stage for profit and not-for-profit ventures. Bannick brings a wide range of executive, international, and multi-sector experience to his role.