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Oxford University Gazette, 24 November 2005: 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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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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Cancellation of lecture

It is regretted that the Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture, due to have been given on Friday, 25 November, by Professor Stephen Hawking, has been cancelled. It is hoped that the lecture will be given later, on a date to be announced.

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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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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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Economic and Social History

DR V. FITZGERALD will lecture at at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 November, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Further information may be found at

Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Dr Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, and Professor Avner Offer.

Subject: 'Productivity in Latin America during the twentieth century.'

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Research workshop: Politics and health policy in Brazil, Mexico, and the UK

This workshop will be held on Friday, 2 December, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Participants: Dr Fabiana Saddi (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Mr Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College), Dr Arturo Alvarez-Rosete (Kings' Fund, London), Dr Newton Sergio Lemos (Ministry of Health, Brazil), Dr Carlos Armando Nascimento (Ministry of Health, Brazil), Dr Héctor Peña-Baca (Ministry of Health, Mexico), Dr Alex Scott-Samuel (University of Liverpool), Professor Geoff Meads (University of Warwick), Dr Eduardo Appio (Federal Judge, Brazil), Dr Andrea Cornwall (University of Sussex), Dr Stephen Peckham (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Dr Joan Costa-Font (LSE) and doctoral students from Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Sussex, Edinburgh, Brown and Harvard universities.

The full programme is available on

There is no conference fee but advance registration is required. Those interested should register with name and affiliation to or by telephoning Oxford (2)84460.

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Entrepreneurship in Oxford

This seminar, marking the launch of Entrepreneurship Saïd and the latest spin-offs report from Oxfordshire Economic Observatory, which charts Oxford's growth into the leading UK innovation cluster, will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 December, in the Saïd Business School. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

The audience will include spinouts, alumni entrepreneurs and investors, student entrepreneurs and representatives of Oxford-based high-growth companies. To register, visit

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Byzantine Sigillography

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

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

2 Dec.: 'Problems in Byzantine sigillography.'

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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 implentation.'

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History of science: two lectures

The following lectures will be given on Monday, 28 November, in the Maison Française.

The first lecture, organised in association with the University Laboratory of Physiology and the Centre for Mathematical Biology, will be chaired by Professor Denis Noble.

The second lecture, organised in association with the Faculty of History, will be chaired by Professor Robert Fox.

5.15 p.m.: 'Schrödinger's error: indeed what is life?'

BRUNO LATOUR, CSI-Ecole des Mines, Paris
7.30 p.m.: 'Making things public: the debriefing of a thought experiment.'

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The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change

DR FRANCESCA BROGGI, University of Zurich, will give the final lecture lecture in this series at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 1 December, in Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road.

Conveners: Judith Okely, Lidia Sciama and Jacqeline Waldren.

Subject: ' "Italie, thou art the promised land that haunts my dreaming heart": gender and crossing cultural boundaries.'

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Portugal and the European Union

This meeting, organised jointly by the Camões Centre and the Instituto Português de Relações 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.

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

JOÇO 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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GEN. JOHN DE CHASTELAIN, Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 December, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Janet Wardell, LMH (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail:

Subject: 'The Northern Ireland peace process, eleven years after.'

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UNESCO Global Monitoring Report 2006: Literacy for Life

A seminar to examine the findings of the recently launched UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on Literacy and to discuss Britain's response to the global challenge of education for all will be held on Friday, 2 December, in St Antony's College. The event is hosted jointly by St Antony's College and the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO's Working Group on Africa.

Registration is required for the second session.

Further information may be obtained from or

Convener: Dr David Johnson.

9.30–11 a.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre: DR ADAMA OUANE, Director UNESCO Institute of Education, and DR LESLIE LIMAGE, Basic Education Division, UNESCO

11.30 a.m.–4 p.m., Dahrendorf Room: AKANKSHA MARPHATIA, ActionAid International, JAN ELDRED, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, ANDY NELSON, DfES, and ROSEMARY PRESTON, Warwick

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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:, or telephone Oxford (2)74559.

The programme is subject to change. The full programme, and updates to it, will be found at

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

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

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.'

Session 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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Cairncross Lecture

PAUL A. VOLCKER will deliver the Cairncross Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 28 November, in the chapel, St Peter's College. (Enquiries:

Subject: 'International institutions in a global economy.'

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Global Economic Governance Programme

DAVID WILLIAMS, Department of Politics and International Relations, will hold this seminar at 2 p.m. on Friday, 2 December, in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: 'Aid, sovereignty, and ownership.'

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BRENDA KING will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 December, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: 'Silk and empire: a unique collection of Indian silks at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.'

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