Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Chichele Professor of Public International Law

PROFESSOR A.V. LOWE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `International law: the common pursuit.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR T.H. BREEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Lockean Moment: the languages of rights on the eve of the American Revolution.'

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Barnett Professor of Social Policy

PROFESSOR J.E. LEWIS will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Pictures of welfare.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

H.E. MR KOFI ANNAN, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available from the Sheldonian Theatre from 21 May (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon).

Subject: `Why democracy is an international issue.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR JONATHAN J.G. ALEXANDER, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University, will deliver the Hussey annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Christianity and the art of the illuminated manuscript in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR LARRY NEAL, University of Illinois, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shocking developments in a theory of economic history.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

DR R.L. HUNTER will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in St John's College.

Subject: `Hesiod and Hellenistic poetry.'

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DAWKINS PRIZE FOR ANIMAL CONSERVATION: PRIZE LECTURE

DR IAIN DOUGLAS-HAMILTON, one of the world's foremost authorities on the African elephant, and founder of the charity Save the Elephants, will deliver the inaugural Dawkins Prize Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. Tickets are not required for admission. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Museum.

Subject: `Can ivory towers help elephants?'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR M. TESSIER-LAVIGNE, Department of Anatomy and Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver a Jenkinsion Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Wiring the brain: the logic and molecular mechanisms of axonal guidance.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Cancellation

It is regretted that Professor Ronald Burt is unable to deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies, because of ill-health. The lectures had been due to take place on 15, 16, and 17 May.

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ILCHESTER LECTURE

PROFESSOR A. WACHTEL, Northwestern University, will deliver an Ilchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

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

Subject: `Chekhov's The Seagull as parody: symbols and expectations.'

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ASTOR LECTURES

PROFESSOR CARYL EMERSON (Princeton University), Astor Lecturer, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, European Humanities Research Centre, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days.

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

Thur. 24 May, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: `Mussorgsky and the Russian art-song.' (Illustrated lecture, with Philip Bullock, pianist)

Fri. 25 May, Lecture Room 2, Taylor Institution: `Bakhtin's Carnival and the continuation of the world.'

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DOROTHY ROWE MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR THOMAS SCHUMACHER, Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Maryland, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College (Longwall entrance).

Subject: `When Terragni spoke to Dante: the Danteum of Terragni and Fascist architecture as propaganda.'

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IAIN WALKER MEMORIAL LECTURE

R.W. (`JOHNNY') APPLE, Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times, will deliver the Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Partners in dumbing down? The politicians and the press.'

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G.E. BLACKMAN LECTURE

PROFESSOR J. DANGL, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, will deliver the twenty-fourth Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: `Knowing the dancer from the dance: molecular intimacy between plants and pathogens.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in University College (90 High Street Lecture Room). Further information may be obtained from Luisa Cale, St Hugh's (e-mail: luisa.cale@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

I weeks 6 and 7 two papers will be given at each meeting.

PROFESSOR F. BURWICK, UCLA
15 May: `The mind's eye: mental imaging as Romantic trope.' (Guest Speaker Lecture)

DR D. WU
22 May: `The climbing of Snowdon in early spring 1804.'

C. SIMONS
29 May: ` "He too had withered young": Wordsworth's antique terrors.'

M. O'HALLORAN
29 May: `Tales of terror: Hogg and Blackwood's.'

S.K. POCICOVIC
5 June: ` "Surprised gladiator": steps towards a Blakean attribution.'

L. CALE
5 June: `Representing Adam and Eve.'

L. ROMAN
12 June: `De Quincey's Daughter of Lebanon' (followed by a De Quincey reading).

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

John Locke Lectures in Philosophy

Structure and perspective: an empiricist view

PROFESOR B. VAN FRAASSEN, Princeton, will deliver the John Locke Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

15 May: `Weyl's paradox and Carnap's lost world.'

22 May: `Metaphysical oblivion: realism's return.'

29 May: `Metaphysics abandoned: realism evaded.'

5 June: `I, structure/perspective.'

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Inaugural Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HINDS, University of Washington, Seattle, will deliver the inaugural Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On Cinna, Statius, a good book, and a des. res.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR R. LANE, West London Neurosciences Centre, Charing Cross Hospital
11 May: `Heterogeneity in chronic fatigue syndrome.'

DR C. CLARKE, Division of Neuroscience, City Hospital, Birmingham
15 June: `The future of dopamine agonists in Parkinson's disease.'

MR P. RICHARDSON, Royal London Hospital
13 July: `Some beneficial aspects of inflammation of the nervous system.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern History Research Centre

Europaeum Lecture

PROFESSOR P. BURRIN, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Strands of Nazi antisemitism.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

A. LIVINGSTONE, T. DAVIS, and T. ARVANITIS, Birmingham
15 May: `The work of the Cuneiform Digital Forensic Project.' (Jointly with the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents)

E. FLÜCKIGER-HAWKER, Bern
22 May: `Mesopotamian concepts of animals and the divine.'

V. DAVIES, British Museum
29 May: `Recent epigraphic work in the Sudan: the pharaonic inscriptions at Kurgus.'

H. KOCKELMANN, Trier
5 June: `The toponym and cult name lists of the Graeco-Roman temple of Dendara.'

T. WILFONG, Ann Arbor
12 June: `A Coptic account and the kilns of Psabt: textual and archaeological evidence for pottery manufacture in late antique Egypt.'

S. HOUSTON, Provo
26 June: `In their cups: feast and fast among the Classic Maya.' (Special extra session, jointly with the School of Archaeology)

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The following lectures are being arranged at the new Rothermere American Institute prior to the Opening Ceremony on Friday, 25 May. There will be a reception at the institute following each event.

J. GADDIS
Mon. 21 May, 5 p.m.: `The Cold War as (really) history.'

Daniel Howe (Chair)
Tue. 22 May, 5 p.m.: American Research Seminar on the history of the Atlantic World, based on the inaugural lecture by Professor T.H. Breen (Harmsworth Professor of American History).

S. WELLS, Woodrow Wilson Centre
Wed. 23 May, 1 p.m.: `Reagan and Europe.'

R. SENNETT
Wed. 23 May, 5 p.m.: `The culture of dependency.'

S. HOLMES
Thur. 24 May, 5 p.m.: `The cost of rights.' (Sponsored by the European Policy Forum and the RAI)

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Third Annual Globo Conference: Preparing Brazil for the twenty-first century

This conference, sponsored by Organizacoes Globo, and organised by the Centre for Brazilian Studies with the support of the Brazilian Embassy, will be held on 21 and 22 May in St John's College.

Speakers listed with an asterisk against their names are to be confirmed.

Those interested in receiving further information, and in registering for the conference, should send details of name, affiliation, and address to the Administrative Secretary, Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (telephone: Oxford (2)84460, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: alessandra.nolasco@brazil.ox.ac.uk or enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

Monday, 21 May

10 a.m.: opening

PROFESSOR LESLIE BETHELL, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies; H.E. AMBASSADOR SERGIO DA SILVA AMARAL, Brazilian Embassy, London; DR FERNANDO BITTENCOURT, Director of Engineering, Rede Globo (on behalf of Organizacoes Globo).


10.15 a.m. Opening session: preparing Brazil for the twenty-first century: an overview

Chair: PROFESSOR LESLIE BETHELL.

Speakers: MINISTER FRANCISCO WEFFORT, Minister of Culture, and *MINISTER RONALDO MOTA SARDENBERG, Minister of Science and Technology.

Special presentation by DR FERNANDO BITTENCOURT, 11.45 a.m.: `Technology and the information society in the twenty-first century: the case of Brazil.'


2–4 p.m. Session 1: the economy—policy/prospects

Stabilisation as a long-term commitment. Institutional and macroeconomic conditions for sustainable long-term growth. Domestic and external constraints on growth.

Chair/discussant: DR VALPY FITZGERALD, Reader in International Economics and Finance.

Speakers: *DR ARMINIO FRAGA, President, Banco Central
*DR ANTONIO DELFIM NETTO, Federal deputy (PPB, São Paulo)
DR PAULO NOGUEIRA BATISTA, Professor of Economics, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, São Paulo (FGV-SP)
PROFESSOR ALBERT FISHLOW, Senior Economist, Violy, Byorum, and Partners, New York, and Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies, Columbia University.


4.30–6.30 p.m. Session 2: Brazil in the world

Brazilian competitiveness in the global economy. Brazil in international trade and finance (Mercosul, FTTA/ALCA, EU).

Chair/discussant: DR ANDREW HURRELL, Nuffield College.

Speakers: AMBASSADOR SERGIO AMARAL
PROFESSOR MARCELO DE PAIVA ABREU, Professor of Economics, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
*DR ROBERT DEVLIN, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
DR ALFREDO VALLADAO, Catedra Mercosul, Instituto de Estudos Politicos, Sciences Politiques, Paris.


Tuesday, 22 May

9–11 a.m. Session 3: Government and political institutions

The reform of state institutions: what remains to be done? Corruption and accountability. p Political stability. How consolidate, how effective are Brazil's democratic political institutions?

Political support for change. Federalism, electoral/party systems, Congress—possibilities for political reform?

Chair/discussant: PROFESSOR JAMES DUNKERLEY, Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, London.

Speakers: DR ALOYSIO NUNES FERREIRA FILHO, Secretario-Geral, Presidencia da Republica
PROFESSOR MARIA HERMINIA TAVARES DE ALMEIDA, Professor of Political Science, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
DR ROBERTO FREIRE, Federal senator (PPS, Pernambuco)
*PROFESSOR ALFRED STEPAN, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University.


11.30 a.m.–1 p.m. Session 4: Citizenship

Civil liberties/human rights issues. Rule of law, crime (and drugs), violence, and security. Reform of polics/judiciary/prisons.

Chair/discussant: LAURENCE WHITEHEAD, Official Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College.

Speakers: DR ELIZABETH SUSSEKIND, Secretaria Nacional de Justica, Ministry of Justice
PROFESSOR MIGUEL REALE JR., Professor of Law, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
DR RUBEM CESAR FERNANDES, President, Viva Rio and Secretary-General, ISER.


2–3.45 p.m. Session 5: The social question

Poverty and inequality—social and regional/social mobility. Education, health.

Chair/discussant: PROFESSOR FRANCES STEWART, Professor of Development Economics; Director, Queen Elizabeth House.

Speakers: DR VILMAR FARIA, Assesor Especial do Presidente da Republica
DR CLAUDIO MOURA CASTRO
*DR EDUARDO JORGE MARTINS ALVES SOBRINHO, Secretary for Health, City of São Paulo.


4.15–6 p.m. Final Round Table: the role of the media in preparing Brazil for the twenty-first century

Chair: PROFESSOR LESLIE BETHELL.

Panellists: ALBERTO DINES, Senior Researcher, Laboratorio de Estudos de Jornalismo, UNICAMP/Jornal do Brasil
CARLOS EDUARDO LINS DA SILVA, Deputy Editor, Valor Economico
ROBERTO D'AVILA, Director, Intervideo Comunicacoes
MICHAEL REID, Latin American Editor, The Economist
WILLIAM HOGE, Bureau Chief, New York Times, London
GODGREY HODGSON, Director, Reuters Programme, Oxford.

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 2001

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Mary Sunley Conference Centre, St Catherine's College. Each lecture will be followed by a discussion.

Further details may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne, Saïd Business School (telephone: 228521, e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M.W. NELSON, Cornell
Tue. 15 May, 9.30 a.m.: `Managers' and auditors' decisions concerning earnings management.'

PROFESSOR R. LIBBY, Cornell
Tue. 15 May, 2.30 p.m.: `Investors' and analyts' interpretations of accounting disclosures.'

PROFESSOR R. BLOOMFIELD, Cornell
Wed. 16 May, 9 a.m.: `Individual decisions and market inefficiency: causes and effects.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN STUDIES, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

MR SALMAN KHURSHID, former Foreign Minister, Republic of India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Muslims and Indian democracy.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

Seminars on forced migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rscedu@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsc/).

DR M. DR BRUJIN, Leiden
16 May: `Mobility dilemmas: ecological displacement of Fulbe pastoralists, central Mali.'

DR R. BOCCO, Geneva
23 May: `International and local aid during the second Intifada (October 2000–February 2001): an analysis of Palestinian public opinion in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.'

DR K. PORTER
30 May: `Growth and health in a refugee camp: how reliable is "conventional wisdom"?'

DR L. MELVERN, Aberystwyth
13 June: `Refugees in Rwanda 1993–4: the role of the Security Council.'

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Colson Lecture

DR R. HIRSCHON will deliver the Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 June, in Rhodes House (entrance through gate on Parks Road).

Subject: `Surpassing nostalgia: personhood and the experience of displacement.'

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Weekend workshops

Further information the following workshops may be obtained from the Refugee Studies Centre (see details above).

F. MCKAY and R. FARAH (instructors)
12–13 May: `Palestinian refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.'

PROFESSOR J.C. HATHAWAY, Michigan (instructor)
19–20 May: `The law of refugee status.'

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DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

DR C. DONNELLY, Imperial College, London, will speak at a meeting of the Oxford Local Group of the Royal Statistical Society, hosted by the Zoology Department, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `Foot and mouth epidemiology.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

H.E. MR JEREMY KINSMAN, High Commissioner for Canada, will speak at the seminar to be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Power to the people—where does it leave a nice middle power with good intentions?'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

SIR LOUIS BLOM-COOPER, QC, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. A reception will be held after the lecture.

Subject: `Judges among the literati.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J. GLUSKER, Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Admission is free.

Subject: : `Vitamin B12 and Dorothy: their impact on structural science.'

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