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PROFESSOR TIMOTHY BAYS, University of Notre Dame, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 June, in the Lecture Room of the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: D.R. Isaacson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mathematics.

Subject: `On Skolem and his paradox.'

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The Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference 2002

The 2002 conference, on the theme of `Action and Agency', will take place at the University, 13–15 September.

Registration forms and further conference information may be obtained at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~lawf0081/rip/.

A credit-card booking form is also available on the Web site.

The speakers at the conference will be: Professor Michael Moore (University of San Diego); Dr D. Charles (Oriel College); Professor A. Duff (University of Stirling); Professor J. Hornsby (Birkbeck College, London); Profesor R. Moran (Harvard University); Professor R. Langton (University of Edinburgh); Professor J. Wallace (University of California at Berkeley); Professor B. Williams (All Souls College and University of California at Berkeley); Professor O. O'Neill (Newnham College, Cambridge); Professor A. Mele (University of Florida at Tallahassee); Professor M. Smith (Australian National University); Professor S. Hurley (University of Warwick); Professor T. Irwin (Cornell); and Professor J. Dancy (Reading).

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Annual Oxford Globo Conference 2002

Cultural globalisation and the defence of national cultures (with special reference to the role of the media). The case of Brazil in comparative perspective

The Annual Oxford Globo Conference will be held on 17 and 18 June in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Speakers include: Professor David Morley, Goldsmiths' College, University of London; Professor John Tomlinson, Nottingham Trent University; Professor Roberto DaMatta, University of Notre Dame; Professor Renato Janine Ribeiro, University of Sao Paulo; Professor Nicolau Sevcenko, University of Sao Paulo; Dr Daryle Williams, University of Maryland; Professor Monroe Price, Cardozo School of Law, New York; Dr Raymond Kuhn, Queen Mary, University of London; Dr Hugo Barreto, Fundacao Roberto Marinho; Dr Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Valor Economico; Professor C. Edwin Baker, University of Pennsylvania; Rachel Thompson, APCO Global Trade Practice, Geneva; Dr Jose Alvaro Moises, Brazilian Ministry of Culture; Dr Laurent Burin des Roziers, French Embassy Cultural Services, New York.

Day 1

Session 1: `Cultural globalisation and the threat to national cultures.'
Session 2: `Brazilian culture/Brazilian national identity.'

Day 2

Session 3: `Media and media policy: France, UK, Brazil.'
Session 4: `WTO rules and "l'exception culturelle".'
Session 5: `Cultural policies: UK, France, US, Brazil.'

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Memorial lecture in honour of Professor George Peters

PROFESSOR J. MCINERNEY, Centre for Rural Research, University of Exeter, will deliver a memorial lecture in honour of Professor George Peters (formerly Research Professor in Agricultural Economics) at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Economic adjustment in agriculture—groping, hoping, and coping.'

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Leonard Stein Lectures

The social foreground of Israeli–Palestinian relations

PROFESSOR BERNARD WASSERSTEIN, Glasgow, will deliver the last in the series of Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Social dynamics of political change.'

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Reuters Foundation Programme

Iain Walker Memorial Lecture

MR GEOFFREY NYAROTA, Editor, the Daily News, Zimbabwe, will deliver the Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 June, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The challenge of covering Zimbabwe.'

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European Studies Centre

Russian–German relations in the twentieth century: a closed chapter?

KLAUS SEGBERS, Berlin, will present the final seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 June, in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Russia–Germany: future perspectives.'

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Russian and East European Centre

Transparency: decade of financial and public sector reform in transition countries

This one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 22 June, 9.15 a.m.–5 p.m., in St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Alision Morris, Queen Elizabeth House (e-mail: alison.morris@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

9.15 a.m.: introduction.

9.30 a.m.: BORIS FEDOROV, President of `Forward, Russia!', member of Board of Directors, Gazprom and UES, and formerly Head of the State Tax Service and Minister of Finance (session chaired by Professor Archie Brown).

10.30 a.m.: DR ALAN BEVIN, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and MR RALPH LAND, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (discussion).

11.15 a.m.: LESZEK BALCEROWICZ, President, the National Bank of Poland (session chaired by Janusz Szyrmer, Chief Macroeconomist, Central Fiscal Authority, Kosovo).

12.15 p.m.: DR ALAN BEVIN and MR PETER OPPENHEIMER (discussion).

2.30 p.m.: MSTISLAV AFANASIEV, Deputy Head of Staff, the Russian Federation Chamber of Accounts, in charge of the audit of the Federal Budget (session chaired by Dr Carol S. Leonard).

3.30 p.m.: DR ALAN BEVIN and ELIZABETH TEAGUE, Foreign Office (Russia), London (discussion).

4.30 p.m.: concluding remarks.

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Robert Penson Lecture

J. DIXON HUNT, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the third Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Word v. image in the picturesque garden.'

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London lecture (part of the Bodleian Library's Quatercentenary Celebrations)

PROFESSOR J. BARNARD will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 26 September, in Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4.

Subject: `Politics, profit, and idealism: John Norton, the Stationers' Company, and the Bodleian Library 1601–12.'

The lecture will be followed by wine and canapés. Tickets cost £10 per person (to include refreshments). Bookings should be made by 26 August with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG, preferably by post including payment, or by telephone (Oxford (2)77234), or e-mail (pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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