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Oxford University Gazette, 18 May 2006: Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies

PROFESSOR ROGER GOODMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

Subject: 'The uncertain future of Japan's universities.'

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Cookson Professor of Materials

PROFESSOR PATRICK GRANT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St Catherine's College.

Subject: 'The manufacture of new materials for industrial applications using droplets.'

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Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures

The 'new' Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?

PROFESSOR MUSHTAQ H. KHAN will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

31 May: 'The "new" Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?'

7 June: 'Rent seeking and development in India: where did all that rent seeking go?'

14 June: 'Democracy in the Indian subcontinent: who benefits and how?'

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Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies

ALAN RUSBRIDGER, editor, the Guardian, will deliver the annual Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Is it all over for bloggers?'

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Halley Lecture

PROFESSOR CARL WUNSCH, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography, MIT, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'Astronomical controls on climate.'

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Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAME LOUISE JOHNSON will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: 'Physics to biology: structural biology of protein kinases and implications for cancer research; and the implications of the new diamond light source for structural biology.'

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David Lewis Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R.S. STROUD, Berkeley, will deliver the David Lewis Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in St John's College.

Subject: 'The Athenian empire on stone.'

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Gaisford Lecture

PROFESSOR MARK GRIFFITH, Berkeley, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in St John's College.

Subject: 'Horse power and donkey work: mules and other equids in the ancient Greek imagination.'

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Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies

Gatekeepers: corporate governance and the professions

PROFESSOR JOHN C. COFFEE JR., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Saïd Business School. The lectures will be open to the public, and admission is free.

Further information may be obtained from liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk or claire.abel@oup.com.

Wed. 24 May: 'The silent watchdog: why the gatekeepers failed at Enron, WorldCom—and elsewhere?'

Thur. 25 May: 'The prospects for reform: how can gatekeepers be induced to serve investors faithfully?'

Fri. 26 May: 'Litigation and corporate governance: the costs and benefits of the American reliance on the attorney as bounty-hunter.'

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History

Epicurus in the Enlightenment: mode d'emploi

This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 17 June, in Magdalen College. The cost of attendance is £12 (students free). Enquiries should be directed to the conveners.

The colloquium is supported by the Faculty of History, the Royal Historical Society and the Voltaire Foundation.

Conveners: Neven Leddy, Magdalen College (e-mail: neven.leddy@history.ox.ac.uk), and Avi Lifschitz, Lincoln College (e-mail: avi.lifschitz@history.ox.ac.uk).

First session (from 8.45 a.m.)

ELODIE ARGAUD, Jean Monnet University, St Etienne: 'Pierry Bayle and Epicurus.' (In French)

MATTHEW NIBLETT: 'Men, morals, and matter: Epicurus and materialist thought in England from Bolingbroke to Priestley.'

LEONHARD HERMANN, Leipzig: 'Epicurus versus Spinoza in Wilhelm Heinse's thought.'

Second session (from 10.45 a.m.)

HANS W. BLOM, Erasmus University, Rotterdam: 'The Epicurean motif in seventeenth-century Dutch political thought.'

THOMAS AHNERT, Edinburgh: 'Epicureanism and the transformation of natural law in the early German Enlightenment.'

ANDREW KAHN: 'Epicureanism in Russia.'

Third session (from 2 p.m.)

NATANIA MEEKER, University of Southern California, Los Angeles: 'Diderot and the Epicurean infant.'

CHARLES T. WOLFE, Boston: 'La Mettrie's medicalisation of morals.'

4 p.m.: DR JOHN ROBERTSON chairs the concluding discussion.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

PROFESSOR MICHAEL FLIER, Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 May, in the ground-floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Dr Jan Fellerer.

Subject: 'Making a difference: the role of feature ranking in East Slavic dialect diversity.'

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Oriental Studies

Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor Martin Goodman.

PROFESSOR HAVA TIROSH-SAMUELSON, Arizona State University
23 May: 'Nature in Second Temple wisdom literature: Ben Sira, Wisdom of Solomon, and I Enoch.'

DR CATHERINE HEZSER, SOAS
30 May: 'Mobility and communication in ancient Judaism.'

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
6 June: 'Explaining change in Judaism in late antiquity.'

DR CHARLOTTE HEMPEL, Birmingham
13 June: 'Proverbs 1–9 and the Community Rule.'

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Philosophy

Seminar in the Philosophy of Mathematics

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Dr Daniel Isaacson.

RICHARD HECK, Brown University
22 May: 'Predicative fragments of Fregean systems: what we know, what we don't know, and why anyone should care.'

PHILIP WELCH, Bristol
29 May: 'Conditional Platonism: is the axiom of determinacy correct?'

DIRK VAN DALEN, Utrecht
8 June, 2 p.m.: 'Brouwer and the development of his foundational views.'

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Philosophy, Social Sciences

PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.

Subject: 'Kant's and Wittgenstein's dissolution of moral philosophy.'

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Saïd Business School

Oxford Finance Summer Symposium

The following workshops and lectures will be held as shown in the Saïd Business School. Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Christine Seal, Symposium Administrator (e-mail: professorial.secretary@sbs.ox.ac.uk ).

CHRISTOPHE CHAMLEY, Ecole Normale Superiéure
Tue. 6 June, 5 p.m.: 'Callable public bonds and private expectations in eighteenth- century England.'

JOHN BOYD, Minnesota
Wed. 7 June, 9 a.m.: 'Bank risk-taking and competition revisited: new theory and new evidence.'

MARIO BLEGER, Argentine Central Bank
Wed. 7 June, 5 p.m.: To be announced.

PAUL SCHULTZ, Notre Dame
Thur. 8 June, 9 a.m.: 'Downward sloping demand curves, the supply of shares, and the bursting of the Internet bubble.'

BRUNO BIAIS, Toulouse
Thur. 8 June, 5 p.m.: 'Liquidity, competition, and information in the European corporate bond market: an empirical analysis.'

CHARLES HADLOCK, Michigan
Fri. 9 June, 9 a.m.: 'Investment, financing constraints, and internal capital markets: evidence from the advertising expenditure of multinational firms.'

THOMAS NOE, Tulane
Fri. 9 June, 5 p.m.: 'Thicker than water: corporate governance and family values around the world.'

MIHIR DESAI, Harvard
Mon. 12 June, 9 a.m.: 'FDI flows and multinational firm activity.'

PETER KYLE, Duke
Mon. 12 June, 5 p.m.: 'Stock price dynamics and industry organisation—production technology.' (Clarendon Lectures: Lecture 1)

PHILIP BOND, Wharton
Tue. 13 June, 9 a.m.: 'Information, trade, and common knowledge with endogenous asset values.'

PETER KYLE, Duke
Tue. 13 June, 5 p.m.: 'Stock price dynamics and industry organisation—macro-economic considerations.' (Clarendon Lectures: Lecture 2)

CHRISTINE PARLOUR, Carnegie Mellor
Wed. 14 June, 9 a.m.: 'Hedging and competition in a project market.'

PETER KYLE, Duke
Wed. 14 June, 5 p.m.: 'Stock price dynamics and industry organisation—risky debt and issuance costs.' (Clarendon Lectures: Lecture 3)

VOJISLAV MAKSIMOVIC, Maryland
Thur. 15 June, 9 a.m.: 'What determines protection of property right? An analysis of direct and indirect effects.'


Complex Adaptive Systems Group

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Felix Reed-Tsochas, Saïd Business School (e-mail: felix.reed-tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

SERGUEI SAAVEDRA SANCHEZ
23 May: 'Network characteristics of a self- organised supply chain.'

DR DUNCAN MACFARLANE, Cambridge
30 May: To be announced.

DR TAKESHI TAKAMA
6 June: 'Agent-based modelling for water management with WEAP.'

PROFESSOR PAUL A. DAVID, Stanford
13 June: 'Motivation and coordination in Libre software projects: a stymergic stimulation modelling perspective.'

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Department of Educational Studies

The changing information environment for education: online resources to support teaching and educational research in the UK

This conference, organised jointly by the Education Librarians Group of CILIP and the British Educational Research Association, will be held on Monday, 5 June, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Department of Educational Studies. The cost of attendance is £60 (a concessionary rate is available).

Enquiries should be directed to Judy Reading, Department of Educational Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)74028, e-mail: judy.reading@edstud.ox.ac.uk). Further information can be found at www.cilip.org.uk/specialinterestgroups/bysubject/education/events/.

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Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS, Counsellor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Special Middle East Co-ordinator 1988–2000, will deliver the tenth lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject : 'The missing peace: Camp David and beyond.'

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Museum of the History of Science

Public lecture

MICHAEL BARTON, formerly Controller of BBC Local Radio, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in the Museum. The lecture is linked to the current special exhibition 'Wireless world: Marconi and the making of radio'. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: 'Marconi and the BBC.'

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

AMBASSADOR HANS GUNTER GNODTKE, Federal German Foreign Office, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: 'Dialoguing with Islam—the German experience.'

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Oxford Learning Institute

Research seminars

The following seminars, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. Enquiries should be directed to Rocio Garavito (e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk). The full programme can be found at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?pag e=138.

DR HARRIET DUNBAR-GODDET
25 May: 'Evaluating the effects of programme assessment environments on student learning.'

DR CLAIRE STOCKS
1 June: 'What the doctor ordered? The role of the faculty in developing graduate teachers.'

PROFESSOR MIEN SEGERS, Leiden
8 June: 'Assessment steers learning: looking for empirical evidence.'

PROFESSOR HERB MARSH
15 June: 'Students'evaluations of university teaching: a multidimensional perspective.'

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University Library Services

WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resource

The following lunchtime workshops will be held at the OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m. on the days shown. There is no charge for attendance, but booking is required. Further information can be found at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/information_skills.< /a>

JULIET RALPH and KATE WILLIAMS
Mon. 22 May: 'WISER science: what is new in science?'

HILLA WAITS and KATE ALDERSON-SMITH
Tue. 23 May: 'WISER teaching: e-books.'

NIGEL JAMES
Wed. 24 May: 'WISER focus on: census information.'

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Centre for Socio-legal Studies

Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR LI JIANYONG, Director, Institute of Sociology of Law, and Dean of the Department of Sociology, East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai, will deliver the annual lecture of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. Those interested in attending should register by e-mailing to events@fljs.org.uk.

Subject: 'The way to the rule of law in China.'

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Balliol College

Oliver Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR ANTHONY G. FANE, New South Wales, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures as shown below.

Fri. 19 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'The role of membrane technology in our quality of life.'

Mon. 22 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'Sustainable water for all—the role of advanced membrane technology.'

Mon. 3 July, 4 p.m., Department of Engineering Science: 'Techniques to measure and enhance the performance of membrane processes.'

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Nuffield College and the Reuters Fellowship Programme, Green College

Media and Politics

PROFESSOR ADRIAN MONCK, Head of Journalism, City University; formerly with Sky News and ITN, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 May, in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: 'Why the public doesn't deserve the news.'

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Oriel College

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

DR SIMON SKINNER will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Noetics and Newmaniacs: Oriel's intellectual legacy in the nineteenth century.'

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St Antony's College

Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence

PROFESSOR YORAM DINSTEIN, Pro-President, University of Tel Aviv, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk< /a>.

Subject: 'Terrorists as unlawful combatants in international armed conflicts.'


George Antonius Lecture

DR ABDOU FILALI-ANSARI, Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, will deliver the thirty-first George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to
mec@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'The humanities and the heritage of Muslims.'


African Studies Centre

Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to Wanja Knighton (e-mail: african.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

EMMANUEL AKYEAMPONG, Harvard
25 May, Dahrendorf Room: 'An unusual kind of town: cattle disease, zoonosis, and public health in colonial Salaga (northern Ghana).'

SHULA MARKS, formerly of SOAS
1 June, Dahrendorf Room: 'The international context of social medicine in mid-twentieth-century South Africa.'

SASHA POLAKOW-SURANSKY
8 June: 'Propaganda wars: Israeli–South African relations in the international spotlight.'

MILES TENDI
15 June: 'Patriotic history and the nationalist public intellectuals.'

One-day workshop

EMMANUEL AKYEAMPONG, Harvard, will deliver the keynote lecture at an African Studies workshop to be held on Tuesday, 23 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to Wanja Knighton (e-mail: african.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: 'Drugs and alcohol in Africa: production, distribution, consumption, and control.'


European Studies Centre

Germany: a new political beginning?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the seminar room, the European Studies Centre.

Convener: Andreas Busch.

JAMES SLOAM, Royal Holloway
19 May: 'German EU policy under the Grand Coalition: between indifference and grand vision.'

CONSTANZE STELZENMÜLLER, German Marshall Fund
26 May: 'Germany's transatlantic relations: after the storm.'

STEPHAN LEIBFRIED, Bremen and ZeS
2 June: 'Bypasses to social Europe: some lessons of federalism.'

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University College

Global Economic Governance Programme Seminar

KATHRYN SIKKINK, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the 12 Merton Street Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'International political and civil rights.'

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Wolfson College

Creative Arts Lecture Series

ELAINE FEINSTEIN, prize-winning poet, novelist, and biographer, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: 'Poets as translators.'


Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL WALZER, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: 'The paradox of national liberation: India, Israel, Algeria.'

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