Foreign Intervention in Africa Panel

https://youtu.be/5vYpKuHctjk Is foreign intervention an aid or a hindrance? In this panel, a wide range of domestic and international development experts discuss issues ranging from NGOs to industrialisation to China. We look into what the future potentially holds for sub-Saharan Africa, and how best millions can be lifted out of poverty. Organised by Helena Holter and … Continue reading Foreign Intervention in Africa Panel

Dr Victoria Baines: Cybersecurity

An Oxford University alumna, for undergraduate study Victoria read classics at Trinity College, she then undertook a Masters study at Oxford and, subsequently, a Roman Literature PhD at the University of Nottingham. According to Secure Computing Magazine, Dr Baines is one of the top 50 women of influence in cyber security. Her previous work experience … Continue reading Dr Victoria Baines: Cybersecurity

Voluntourism: Gaining More Than You Give

https://youtu.be/fILJNeswgOE Volunteering tourism - "voluntourism" - might be a popular choice among some gap year students, but could it be doing more harm than good?  Based on an interview with Jasper Friedrich, MSc Political Theory student at the University of Oxford, South America Events Officer Jasmine Alexander walks us through the origins and issues of … Continue reading Voluntourism: Gaining More Than You Give

Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World

Photo by Ivan Bandura Growing up in a western European country, it is hard to avoid the terms ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ as a framework for viewing the entire world. A brief online search reveals dozens of articles from the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Economist and other news sources using this language, and here at Oxford … Continue reading Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World

“Journalism and Climate Activism” with Jonathan Watts, Global Environment Editor at the Guardian

Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Watts, the Global Environment Editor at The Guardian Newspaper. Jonathan has been a journalist at the Guardian for 24 years, taking up roles such as North Korea visiting reporter, Asia Environment correspondent, East Asia correspondent, Disaster coverage, and Latin America correspondent, writing extensively on environmental degradation, deforestation and … Continue reading “Journalism and Climate Activism” with Jonathan Watts, Global Environment Editor at the Guardian

If Black Lives Matter, don’t merge DFID with the FCO

Many in the UK suspected the Prime Minister’s somewhat awkward utterance from behind the dispatch box two weeks ago—‘yes of course Black Lives Matter’—of being hollow. That it was belated is indisputable. It jarred with the numerous well-evidenced accusations of racism that many in the media and wider public have laid at Boris Johnson’s door, as … Continue reading If Black Lives Matter, don’t merge DFID with the FCO

“Speaking Out About Torture” with Survivors Speak Out co-founder Kolbassia Haoussou MBE

In this episode, Hannah Brock speaks to Kolbassia Haoussou MBE, co-founder of Survivors Speak Out a national network of torture survivors connected with the charity Freedom From Torture. A survivor himself, Kolbassia has been through the journey of life after torture and shares his insights about policy issues surrounding torture survivors and asylum seekers both … Continue reading “Speaking Out About Torture” with Survivors Speak Out co-founder Kolbassia Haoussou MBE

“Let’s Talk Uncomfortable” with Uncomfortable Oxford co-founders Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson

Join us as co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford, Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson, walk us through the history of international development and its entanglement with colonialism. We’ll be exploring the legacies that colonial practices have left behind, and the ways in which these legacies continue to be perpetuated by our institutional structures. In addition, we’ll be … Continue reading “Let’s Talk Uncomfortable” with Uncomfortable Oxford co-founders Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson