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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR CARL E. WIEMAN, University of Colorado, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Bose–Einstein condensation: revealing the quantum world using ultra-low temperatures.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR I. MELLMAN, Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor 1998–9, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 July, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

Subject: `The cell biology of dendritic cells.'

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LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

The function of Law in the International Community: amended notice

PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS will speak in place of Mr Martin Griffiths at the seminar to be held on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Habbakuk Room, Jesus College.

This notice accordingly amends the notice published in the Gazette of 29 April, p. 1122.

Subject: `The protection of human rights and the use of force: the case of Kosovo.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Russian Graduate Seminar: commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of Alexander Pushkin

DR T.J. BINYON will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: C.H.M. Kelly, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Russian, and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Subject: `Pushkin, Griboedov, and the Journey to Erzerum: a biographer's ramblings.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR T.M. YUILL, Director, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government, and C.O. Jones, MA, Olin Professor of American Government.

Subject: `Emerging diseases: policy and environmenal implications, or "We shouldn't really be surprised".'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

SIR JOHN GURDON, Chairman, Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology, Cambridge, will deliver the second Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a champagne reception. Further details may be obtained from Pauline Rudd (telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `From clones to signals: the redirection of cell fate.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Symposium on Brazilian Literature

This symposium will be held on Thursday, 27 May, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Anne's College. The meeting will conclude with a general discussion, chaired by Professor Else Vieira, to be held at the Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk), at 5 p.m.

Welcome and introduction (10 a.m.)

PROFESSOR L. BETHELL, Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies, and PROFESSOR E. VIEIRA, Universidade Federal de Minas Geris

Opening address (10.15 a.m.)

PROFESSOR J. GLEDSON, Liverpool: `Machado de Assis and Brazilian history.'

Race and gender in Brazilian literature: Panel I (11.30 a.m.)

DR D. TREECE, King's College, London: `Alencar, slavery, and the Indian question.'

DR J. ANDREWS, Goldsmiths' College, London: `A prince of the Goitaca at La Scala in 1870: Antonio Carlos Gomes's opea Il Guarany.'


Race and gender in Brazilian Literature: Panel II (2 p.m.)

DR M.M. LISBOA, Cambridge: ` "My mother's blood relation": Memorias Postumas de Bras Cubas or the Dead Heart of the Family.'

MS J.-M. COLLINS, Nottingham, and MS E. LAREDO, Leeds: `Rhetoric and reality: the mulatta in slavery and freedom.'


Race and gender in Brazilian literature: Panel III (3.15 p.m.)

PROFESSOR W. GALVAO, So Paulo: `The question of the mestico in the work of Euclides da Cunha.'

DR D. MURRAY, Nottingham: ` "Racial tricksters": a comparative reading of Macunaima from a North Americanist.'

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Oxford Amazonia Conference 1999: the impact of Amazonia on the development of science

This conference will be held on Friday, 11 June (sessions 1 and 2), and Saturday, 12 June (session 3), in Linacre College. Each session will be followed by a discussion.

Welcome (9.30 a.m.)

DR P. SLACK, Principal, Linacre College; PROFESSOR L. BITHELL, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies; and DR D. POSEY, Linacre College, Conference Organiser.

Opening (10 a.m.)

PROFESSOR SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Session I: Biological Sciences (10.30 a.m.)

PROFESSOR W. HAMILTON: `Biggest river; widest, wildest valley; what they have taught us about evolution.'

DR P. HENDERSON, Southampton, will speak on fish and aquatic ecology.

DR N. BROWN and DR S. JENNINGS: `Forest ecology, genetics, and silviculture.' (Provisional title)

DR J. RATTER, Director, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh: to be announced.

DR P. GRENAND, Director of Research, Institut de Recherches pour le Dévelloppement, Paris: `Economic botany and traditional ecological knowledge/ethnoecology and ethnobotany.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR J. SALO, Turku University, Finland: to be announced.


Session 2: Tropical Medicine and Human Genetics (3 p.m.)

PROFESSOR D. WARRELL: `Venoms, poisons, and plagues: lessons from Amazonia.'

DR E. ELISABETSKY, Federal University de Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre: `Role of Amazonian biodiversity in drug research and development.'

PROFESSOR R. WARD: `Genetic research on the native and indigenous populations of Amazonia.'


Session 3: Earth Sciences (Saturday, 12 June, 10 a.m.)

PROFESSOR S. HECHT, Los Angeles: `Soils and land use planning.'

PROFESSOR P. FURLEY, Edinburgh: to be announced.

PROFESSOR A. AB'SABER, So Paulo (retired): `Geomorphology and environmental education.'

PROFESSOR E. SALATI and DR A.A. DOS SANTOS, Fundaçao Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentavel, Rio de Janeiro: `Factors and forces that maintain the ecosystems of Amazonia.'

PROFESSOR W. DENEVAN, Wisconsin (retired): `Indigenous landscapes in Amazonia.'

PROFESSOR J. BURLEY: final remarks (12.30 p.m.).

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Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil: achievements and prospects

This conference will be held on Monday, 14 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Centre, St Antony's College.

Welcome and introduction (10.15 a.m.)

PROFESSOR L. BITHELL, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies, and DR E. ANNAN, Conference Co-ordinator

Session 1: policy change and recent trends in FDI (10.30 a.m.)

DR E. TEIXEIRA TORRES, Rio de Janeiro: `Changes in the policy environment and FDI.'

DR R. BAUMANN, Universidade de Brasília: `Recent trends in FDI.'

DR P.J. WEST, Banco Bilbao y Vizcaya, London: `Some brief comments on the nature of recent FDI flows into Brazil.'


Session 2: sectoral experiences (2 p.m.)

DR C. ADDIS, Rutgers: `FDI and structural change in the autoparts sector.'

DR G. MENDES DE PAULA, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia: `FDI and its impacts on the Brazilian steel industry.'

MS M. BICHO, Amerada Hess Ltd., London: `Policy liberalisation and FDI in the Brazilian oil sector.'

PROFESSOR H. MAKLER, Stanford: `FDI and privatisation in the banking sector.'


Session 3: evaluating the role of FDI in Brazil's development process (4.30 p.m.)

DR E. AMANN: `The sectoral impact of FDI and national technological capabilities: some evidence from Brazil.'

PROFESSOR R. BIELSCHOWSKY, Rio de Janeiro: `Fixed investment, the real, and FDI: trends, tradeables, and infrastructure.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

DR SUSANA MARTINEZ MONEDERO, Former Counsel, European Commission and European Parliament, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Denis Galligan.

Subject: `The global information society—new technologies and their influence on cultural policy: Europe and Spain.'

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Visitors' seminar series: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Those attending the series are asked to note that the seminar to have been given by Dr Mary Vogel on 28 May has been postponed.

MR J. CORNWELL, Senior Partner, Dawson Cornwell & Co., London
4 June: `Pensions on divorce.'

PROFESSOR S. ZIFCAK, Deputy Chair, International Commission of Jurists (Australian Section), and Associate Professor, La Trobe University
11 June: `Globalism or imperialism: analysing the International Commission of Jurists' human rights mission to Indonesia.'

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The globalisation challenge to transnational law?

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

PROFESSOR D. TARULLO, Georgetown
31 May: `The emergence of hybrid law in international economic institutions.'

PROFESSOR EMERITUS J. ZIMAN, Bristol
1 June: `Specialisation and its discontents: is interdisciplinarity a problem or an opportunity.'

PROFESSOR DR M. GALANTER, Wisconsin-Madison
7 June: `Law's elusive problem: learning from Bhopal.'

PROFESSOR DR Y. DEZALAY, Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires de Vaucresson
8 June: `Constructing a new global hegemony: economists and the `Washington consensus'.'

PROFESSOR L. FRIEDMAN, Stanford
14 June: `Sociology of transnational law revisited.'

PROFESSOR V. GESSNER, Bremen
15 June: `Sociology of global law.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

Contemporary research in media law and policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

M. HEINS, Cambridge
2 June: `What's wrong with ratings and filters? An argument for minors' free expression rights.'

F. BURNETT, University of Westminster
9 June: `Journal publishing in the electronic era: copyright practices and the dissemination of scientific information.'

DR C. JONES, Oklahoma
16 June: `The evolution of media concentration in the US: pluralism and commercial broadcasting.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

The International Financial Crisis

SUZELLE SMITH and DON HOWARTH, Senior Partners in the Los Angeles law firm Howarth and Smith, with AMBASSADOR AMY L. BONDURANT, US Ambassador to the OECD, will make a presentation at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speakers informally afterwards over drinks. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk)

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

PROFESSOR GABRIEL GORODETSKY, Tel Aviv, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Seminar Room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: T.J. Garton Ash, MA, Kurt A. Korber Fellow, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Grand delusion: Stalin and the German invasion of Russia.'

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Spanish Studies Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Dr Susana Martínez Monedero and Mr A.J. Nicholls.

EXCMA. SRA. DA. ANA PALACIO, Vice-President of the Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights Committee, European Parliament
4 June: `Spain's end of the century.'

EXCMO. SR. D. JUAN JOSE LUCAS, Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y Léon, Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions of Europe
18 June: `Las regiones en el futuro de Europa.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

750th anniversary, 1249–1999

Builders of the Millennium Lecture Series

LUCIANO VIOLANTE, President, the Italian Chamber of Deputies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `The fight against organised crime under the rule of law.' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR HANS TIETMEYER, President, the Bundesbank, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `Economic convergence and monetary union.'

Note: tickets are required for the lecture by Professor Tietmeyer, and can be collected in advance from the Porters' Lodge, University College.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR MISSION STUDIES

Leeds–Oxford Seminars

Africa: religion and innovation

DR BEN KNIGHTON, Registrar and Research Tutor, the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, will lecture in this series at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 June, in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, St Philip and St James' Church, Woodstock Road.

Subject: `The meaning of God in an African traditional religion and the meaninglessness of well-meaning mission: the experience of Christian enculturation in Karamoja, Uganda.'

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