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

Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.

The 1937 Home Owners’ Loan Corporation map of Oakland, California. National Archives and Records Administration 2020 stands out as a year of staggering political turbulence in the United States. With over 340,000 deaths from COVID-19 in 2020 alone, widespread Black Lives Matter protests and a monumental presidential election, it may seem easy to forget the … Continue reading Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.

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

María-Noel Vaeza: Violence Against Women

Latin America has been one of the worst-hit regions in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 14 million diagnosed cases. Media images of cardboard coffins and bodies being left in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador spread throughout the world. However, the UN has declared there is another pandemic in the region lingering in the shadows – … Continue reading María-Noel Vaeza: Violence Against Women

Dr Julia Zulver: High Risk Feminism

Latin America has a long and rich history of feminist collective action, from the Madres de Plaza de Mayo who campaigned against the Argentinian dictatorship government following the disappearances of family members, to current feminist movements protesting against the lack of action being taken to stop femicide in the region. In contexts of violence and … Continue reading Dr Julia Zulver: High Risk Feminism

Partisan Pandemic: Public Health in the Age of Trump

Coronavirus has been an inescapable headline for most of this year and stands in a position to dominate discussion for the foreseeable future. Consequently, the analysis of what governments and institutions should have done differently becoming a keen topic of debate. One lesson learnt from the pandemic is already clear: America’s deep fault lines of … Continue reading Partisan Pandemic: Public Health in the Age of Trump

“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

Behind the Protests: Femicide in Mexico

“As the plight of women facing increasing levels of femicide in Mexico disappears from the international news agenda, the question arises of how to implement change...” The scene is familiar: crowds of protestors bearing cardboard signs inscribed with witty slogans that criticise gender inequality and call for further rights or recognition. In many ways, the … Continue reading Behind the Protests: Femicide in Mexico