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Inaugural Schwarzman – Rhodes Symposium
Public Leadership in the 21st Century: 
Ethical, Global, Local and Connected

Programme Highlights

The Symposium will be co-hosted and brings together members of the Schwarzman and Rhodes Scholars’ communities to explore the ways in which the public leaders of today and tomorrow exercise values-based leadership. The Symposium will examine the challenges that public leaders face today and will also look to build a vibrant and strong network of Schwarzman Scholars and Rhodes Scholars Alumni from diverse places, perspectives and pursuits. Participants will be able to benefit from cross-generational mentoring sessions, workshops with the Blavatanik School of Government and the Munk School of Global Affairs, as well as interactive panels with leaders from all walks of life.



Programme Details

  • 26-28 October 2018

    We are delighted to announce that confirmed speakers include:

    - Dr Penelope Brook, Executive Director, The Atlantic Institute
    Dr Nadiya Figueroa, Dean of Scholarships and Director of Leadership & Change
    Dame Helen Ghosh, Master of Balliol College at Oxford; Trustee, The Rhodes Trust
    Dr Elizabeth Kiss, Warden and CEO, The Rhodes Trust
    Ryan Li, Chairman, Sino British Summit; VP, Overseas Investments, Feishang Group
    Prof Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford
    Prof Rob Steiner, Director of Fellowships in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs
    Amy Stursberg, Executive Director, Blackstone Charitable Foundation
    Nermeen Varawalla, Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development at BTG International

    The programme begins on Saturday 27th at 8 am with Breakfast and the Warden's Welcome Address followed by the Opening Plenary and finishes on Sunday 28th with a Closing Lunch and Afternoon Socialising. 

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Registration details

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Scholars 2010 – 2018 - £30
Scholars from 2009 and earlier - £100 early bird until 15 September; £120 as of 16 September