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Rhodes Trust Events

Events taking place at Rhodes House, Oxford and around the world. Current Scholars and Alumni very welcome to attend.

Scholar discussion: Inspired by Anand Ghiridharas' book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World"
07 May 2019

Scholar discussion: Inspired by Anand Ghiridharas' book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World"

Anand Giridharadas' work raises important questions about impact, morality and the responsibilities we have to society and to each other. In his new book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" author Anand Giridharadas argues that the wealthy have re-branded themselves as 'do-gooders' and monopolized the idea of 'Changing the World' in order to preserve the status quo--as well as obscure their own role in creating the societal problems they seek to address through their philanthropy projects.

Scholar talk on 'China and the Global Future:The Case for Optimism' with Scott Moore (Kentucky & Merton 2009)
03 May 2019

Scholar talk on 'China and the Global Future:The Case for Optimism' with Scott Moore (Kentucky & Merton 2009)

Join Scott Moore, a political scientist in discussing water politics and policy, especially in China and South Asia. His new book: 'Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basin's ', looks at the causes of conflict over water within countries. Even in the era of climate change, there's nothing inevitable about conflict over water - provided we make the right investments in strengthening our institutions.