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Oxford University Gazette, 17 November 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Development Economics

PROFESSOR STEFAN DERCON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Risk, time, and poverty.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR GEORGE C. EDWARDS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Social Sciences Building, Manor Road.

Subject: 'The President as leader: transformer or facilitator?'

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ROMANES LECTURE 2005

PROFESSOR SHIRLEY TILGHMAN, President, Princeton University, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 1 December, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: 'Strange bedfellows: science, politics, and religion.'

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DENNIS SCIAMA MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING will deliver the third Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. Admission will be by tickets, available from Susan Blackshaw, Denys Wilkinson Building (e-mail: s.blackshaw1@physics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'The origin of the Universe.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

DR JESSICA TUCHMAN MATHEWS, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Getting back on the right path: the US role in the world.'

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WELDON MEDAL

PROFESSOR J. FELSENSTEIN, winner of the Weldon Medal Prize for 2000, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 December, in Lecture Theatre A of the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. No tickets are required for admission.

Subject: 'Variation within and between species: should we expect a new evolutionary synthesis?'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Market design

PAUL MILGROM, Shirley and Leonard Ely Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Enquiries should be directed to Natasha Antunes, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 363650, e-mail: natasha.antunes@oup.com).

Mon. 21 Nov.: 'Market design: from theory and laboratory to practice.'

Tue. 22 Nov.: 'Designing auction markets.'

Wed. 23 Nov.: 'Designing matching markets.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Science Day: Primary Care Programme

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 18 November, in the Richard Doll Building, the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine. The meeting will begin with an introduction by Professor Siamon Gordon and Dr K.A. Fleming, Head of Division, at 2 p.m.

The meeting will be chaired by Professor David Mant, Head of the Department of Primary Health Care, for the first three papers, and by Professor Harold Jaffe, Head of the Department of Public Health, for the final three papers.

ANTHONY HARNDEN, Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care
2.10 p.m.: 'Diagnosis of childhood infection.'

PETER ROSE, Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care, and PROFESSOR MANT
2.35 p.m.: 'Treatment of childhood infection.'

PROFESSOR PAUL GLASZIOU and ANDREW FARMER, Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care
3 p.m.: 'The science of monitoring.'

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY KEY, Deputy Director, Cancer
Research UK Epidemiology Unit
3.45 p.m.: 'Nutrition and cancer.'

COLIN BAIGENT, Reader in Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Trials Service Unit
4.10 p.m.: 'Statins and health.'

PETER BROCKLEHURST, Director, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
4.35 p.m.: 'Evaluating interventions in pregnancy and the newborn.' (Followed by closing remarks by Professor Gordon at 5 p.m.)

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Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY will deliver the fourteenth Annual Norman Heatley Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 24 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Virus killers and killer T cells.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Italian Graduate Seminar: additional seminar

BIRGITTE GRUNDTVIG, Copenhagen, will give seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 November, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. The seminar is additional to those previously announced.

Convener: Professor Martin McLaughlin.

Subject: 'Aviation: topology, topography, and the perception of place in Daniele del Giudice's novels.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

Byzantine Sigillography

DR PETER FRANKOPAN will lecture as follows at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Archaeology.

18 Nov.: 'The Byzantine lead seal.'

25 Nov.: 'Interpreting the evidence of lead seals.'

2 Dec.: 'Problems in Byzantine sigillography.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR HERBERT MARSH, Professor of Educational Studies with effect from 1 February 2006, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: 'Self-concept research: driving international agendas.'


PROFESSOR INGRID LUNT, Professor of Educational Studies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: 'Inclusive education: challenges and dilemmas in policy implementation.'

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INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Portugal and the European Union

This meeting, organised jointly by the Camões Centre and the Instituto Português de Relaçšes Internacionais, Lisbon, will be held on Wednesday, 30 November, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College (10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.), and Room 2, the Taylor Institution (5–7 p.m.).

DR TERESA PINTO COELHO, St John's, NUNO SEVERIANO TEIXEIRA, Director, Portuguese Institute for International Relations, and PROFESSOR THOMAS EARLE
10 a.m.: Welcome and introductory remarks.

NUNO SEVERIANO TEIXEIRA
10.30 a.m.: 'Portugal and European integration: an historical perspective.' (Followed by discussion, with Dr Martin Conway)

JOÃO MARQUES DE ALMEIDA, Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon; Director, Portugese Institute for National Defence
12 noon: 'A defence of an Atlantic Europe.' (Followed by discussion, with Dr Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Professor Vincent Wright)

CARLOS GASPAR, Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon; adviser
to the President of Portugal
3 p.m.: 'The crisis in the European Union.' (Followed by discussion, with Dr Piers Ludlow)

SIR MICHAEL SCHOLAR, President of St John's
5 p.m.: Sir Michael Scholar introduces the speaker, António Vitorino, and the discussant, the Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University.

ANTÓNIO VITORINO, Deputy of the Portuguese National Assembly; formerly European Commissioner
5.15 p.m.: 'The future of Europe.' (Followed by discussion and debate, with Lord Patten of Barnes)

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The changing face of intelligence: NATO advanced research workshop

This workshop, held as part of the Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence, will be held from 9.15 a.m. on Friday, 9 December (sessions 1–4), and Saturday, 10 December (sessions 5–8), in St Antony's College. The Chatham House Rule will apply throughout.

For registration and enquiries, e-mail: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk, or telephone Oxford (2)74559.

The programme is subject to change. The full programme, and updates to it, will be found at www.sant.ox.ac.uk/areastudies/special-lectures.html.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.


Friday, 9 December. Session 1 (Part 1), 9.30 a.m.–11 a.m.: current models of the intelligence process

SIR COLIN MCCOLL, former Director of SIS: 'The British approach.'

DR HASSAN AOURID, Director, Ibn Zayad Research Institute, Morocco: 'Alternative approaches: an Arab perspective.'


Session 1 (Part 2), 11.30 a.m.–12.15 p.m.: current models of the intelligence process

MS LINDA GOLDTHORP, National Defence Canada: 'Alternative approaches: a NATO perspective.'


Session 2, 12.15–1 p.m.: the relevance of NGOs and civil society

MR DON RANDALL, Vice-President, J.P. Morgan: 'Can the threat of global terrorism be eliminated by intelligence organisations without assistance from civil society?'


Session 3, 2–2.45 p.m.: transparency and secrecy

MARK URBAN, BBC: ' "Need to know" v. the need to secure public support and protect human rights.'


Session 4 (Part 1), 2.45–3.30 p.m.: problems of collection, collation, analysis and documentation

DR JACK CARAVELLI, formerly of CIA and NSC: 'How well does the current Anglo-American model work? Lessons from the Iranian nuclear programme.'


Session 4 (Part 2), 4–5.30 p.m.: problems of collection, collation, analysis and documentation

PROFESSOR RICHARD ALDRICH, Nottingham: 'Setting priorities in a world of changing threats.'

DR IHSAN BAL, Centre of International Security, Terrorism, and Ethnic Conflict, Istanbul: 'The nexus between criminal intelligence and national security intelligence.'


Saturday, 10 December. Session 5, 9.30–11 a.m.: political direction and the integrity of intelligence

MR JOHN MORISON, formerly of MOD: 'Striking a balance between political supervision and the capacity for intelligence organisations to operate in a politically neutral way.'

PROFESSOR FERNANDO REINARES, Ministry of the Interior, Spain: 'Politics, intelligence, and international terrorism in Spain: decision- making, public opinion, and institutional reforms after 11 March.'


cSession 6, 11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: integrating intelligence into the wider government machinery

Speaker to be announced: 'Efficient resource allocation and the establishment of a proper relationship between intelligence professionals and government.'

CHRISTIAN HEYER, Secretariat of the Parliamentary Control Panel of the German Bundestag for the Oversight of the Intelligence Services: 'Parliamentary oversight of intelligence.'


Session 7, 2–3.30 p.m.: identifying and rectifying inadequacies

PROFESSOR ITZIK BEN ISRAEL, Tel Aviv: 'Testing and checking an intelligence system in light of contemporary security threats.'

DR ANN FITZ-GERALD, Cranfield: 'Mechanisms for reforming intelligence systems.'


Session 8, 4–5.30 p.m.: towards new intelligence systems

PROFESSOR ANTHONY GLEES, Brunel: 'Thinking outside the box: what is needed for intelligence organisations to face the challenges of global terrorism and serious organised crime?' (Followed by concluding observations by Professor Alex Danchev, Nottingham)



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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN BUSH, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics.

Subject: 'Walking on water: biolocomotion at the interface.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

PROFESSOR MARTIN REES will deliver the Chatham Lecture on Friday, 18 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Einstein's legacy as scientist and icon.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Global Economic Governance Programme

CATRIONA LAING, Head of International Division Advisory Department, DFID, will give this seminar at 2 p.m. on Friday, 25 November, in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Security and development.'

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