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The Oxford Martin School was founded as the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford in 2005 through the vision and generosity of Dr James Martin. The School is a unique, interdisciplinary research initiative addressing key global future challenges. In 2009, a $50 million matched funding challenge was initiated by Dr James Martin. The Challenge was an unprecedented success, matching the donations of 30 different donors (individual philanthropists, charities, corporations and research bodies) and creating 19 new research programmes to join membership of the School. As a result of this expansion, the School relaunched under the new name of Oxford Martin School in Autumn 2010.
A key aim of the School is to mitigate the most pressing risks and realise exciting new opportunities of the 21st century. With interdisciplinary teams of researchers from across the university, the School is working on the frontiers of knowledge in four broad areas: health and medicine; energy and environment; technology and society; and ethics and governance. Aiming to have an impact beyond academia, the School also develops wide-ranging initiatives, intellectual programmes and public events to engage with national and international policymakers, business, students and the general public.

Series associated with Oxford Martin School

Big Questions For The Future
Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine
Can emerging technologies save the world? Hilary Term Seminar Series 2012
Certification and Sustainability
Complexity and Systemic Risk: Hilary Term Seminar Series 2010
Getting to Zero: Michaelmas Term Seminar Series 2009
Global Catastrophic Risks Conference 2008
Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Challenges and prospects
Intergenerational Justice: What do we owe future generations?: Hilary Term Seminar Series 2011
Is the planet full? Seminar Series 2011
Oxford Food Governance Group: The Politics and Practices of Food
Oxford Martin School Series: Food Futures
Oxford Martin School: Interviews and Commentaries
Oxford Martin School: Public Lectures and Seminars
Science - Post-Normal Perspectives - Jerry Ravetz at 90
Wildlife Trade Symposium: Evolving Perspectives on the demand for illegal wildlife products
# Episode Title Description People Date
101 Creative Commons Why do we need to reconstruct drug discovery? Dr Javier Lezaun and Professor Chas Bountra give a talk about drug discovery. Chas Bountra, Javier Lezaun 17 Feb 2015
102 Creative Commons Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century Professor Susan Lea, Professor Christoph Tang, Professor Jeffrey Almond and Dr Ian Feavers discuss strategies for vaccines for the 21st century. Susan Lea, Christoph Tang, Jeffrey Almond, Ian Feavers 17 Feb 2015
103 Creative Commons Superintelligence: paths, dangers, strategies Professor Bostrom on his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Nick Bostrom 17 Feb 2015
104 Accountability and Globalisation Panel 6 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. The views expressed in this presentation are personal and not those of the individual’s institution. Fiona de Londras, Kate Donald 15 Dec 2014
105 Integrating Challenges of Armed Conflict and Insecurity Panel 5 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. The views expressed in this presentation are personal and not those of the individual’s institution. Dapo Akande, Keith Krause, Tom Wheeler 15 Dec 2014
106 The Right to a Healthy Environment/Climate Justice Panel 4 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. The views expressed in this presentation are personal and not those of the individual’s institution. Dominic Roser, Simon Caney, Ricardo Fuentes, Olivier de Schutter 15 Dec 2014
107 Equality, Non-discrimination and Equity Panel 3 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. The views expressed in this presentation are personal and not those of the individual’s institution. Malcolm Langford, Sandra Fredman, Ed Anderson, Sabina Alkire 15 Dec 2014
108 Human Rights and a New Global Agenda Panel 2 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. Jaakko Kuosmanen, Henry Shue, Jennifer Welsh, Malcolm Langford 15 Dec 2014
109 Post-2015 Development Agenda and the State of Play Panel 1 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. The views expressed in this presentation are personal and not those of the individual’s institution. Ian Goldin, Mac Darrow, Isabel Ortiz, Roberto BIssio 15 Dec 2014
110 Creative Commons Science and the future: Death - nothing more certain? - Oxford Literary Festival From Neolithic burials to Mozart's Requiem and the novels of Martin Amis, humans have fashioned cultural responses to the inevitability of each individual's demise. Donna Dickenson, Adam Rutherford, Anders Sandberg, Georgina Ferry 18 Jun 2013
111 Creative Commons Science and the future: Death - nothing more certain? - Oxford Literary Festival From Neolithic burials to Mozart's Requiem and the novels of Martin Amis, humans have fashioned cultural responses to the inevitability of each individual's demise. Donna Dickenson, Adam Rutherford, Anders Sandberg, Georgina Ferry 18 Jun 2013
112 Creative Commons Innovation or stagnation - Oxford Union Debate The Innovation Enigma - Is the current growth crisis a result of decades of technological stagnation in a risk-averse society? Ian Goldin, Peter Thiel, Seung-yoon Lee, Mark Shuttleworth 22 May 2013
113 Creative Commons The Transformation of Humankind With Dr James Martin, Founder, Oxford Martin School. Andrew Hamilton, Ian Goldin, James Marrow 22 May 2013
114 Creative Commons The Future of Energy and Transport With Elon Musk, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Elon Musk 22 May 2013
115 Creative Commons Ethics and infectious disease - navigating the moral maze of pandemic control With Professor Paul Klenerman Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections. Paul Klenerman, Bennertt Foddy 22 May 2013
116 Creative Commons Ethics and plant science - improving food yields in a changing environment With Professor Liam Dolan and Professor Jane Langdale, Co-Directors, Plants for the 21st Century Institute. Liam Dolan, Jane Langdale, Julian Savulescu 22 May 2013
117 Creative Commons Resource stewardship - can we develop a new common sense morality? With Professor Myles Allen, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship. You can show people all the evidence in the world about climate change, but if the policy debate is framed in an intractable way, it won't make any difference. Myles Allen, Ian Goldin 22 May 2013
118 Creative Commons Killing with computers - the ethics of autonomous and remote controlled weapon Remote controlled and autonomous robotic weapons are bringing new levels of complexity to modern warfare. It's when such robots are designed as lethal weapons that the threshold for moral justification gets higher. Alex Leveringhaus, Dapo Akande, Bennett Foddy 22 May 2013
119 Creative Commons Reviving the Spirit of Innovation With Kary Kasparov, world chess champion, writer and political activist. The world we live in now is very different from the one that was imagined 50 years ago. Gary Kasparov, Ian Goldin 22 May 2013
120 Creative Commons Experiments in sociological food governance Dr Michael Guggenheim (Goldsmiths, University of London) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 28th November 2012. Michael Guggenheim 13 Feb 2013
121 Creative Commons Date labelling and the governance of food quality and safety Dr Richard Milne (University of Sheffield) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 21st November 2012. Richard Milne 13 Feb 2013
122 Creative Commons Fat places? Re-thinking the obesogenic environment thesis and the implications for food governance Professor Julie Guthman (University of California, Santa Cruz) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 14th November 2012. Julie Guthman 13 Feb 2013
123 Creative Commons Sustainability and governance of the food supply Dr David Barling (City University London) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 7th November 2012. David Barling 13 Feb 2013
124 Creative Commons Governing food anxieties: The role of emotion in mothers' food practices Professor Alan Petersen (Monash University) gives a talk on for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 25th October 2012. Alan Petersen 13 Feb 2013
125 Creative Commons Pandemics - Can we eliminate major worldwide epidemics? Larry Brilliant, President of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Larry Brilliant 06 Nov 2012
126 Creative Commons Doing capitalism in the innovation economy William H. Janeway CBE, Senior Advisor and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. William H Janeway 06 Nov 2012
127 Creative Commons What will buildings of the future look like? There's a lot that we can learn from the past, using modern materials and approaches, that will improve the design and functionality of new buildings. Steve Rayner 20 Aug 2012
128 Creative Commons What will be the pros and cons of city life in the future? As populations increasingly migrate to city centres there are many factors that improve lifestyle - less pollution, fewer road accidents, easier access to medical care. But city infrastructure could do with a rethink says Professor Steve Rayner. Steve Rayner 20 Aug 2012
129 Creative Commons How can we deal with the challenge of 'data overload'? We are reaching a point where computers can no longer cope with the quantity of data collected from cosmological simulations - a problem that will grow, not only in cosmology. Pedro Ferreira 20 Aug 2012
130 Creative Commons Why do we need 'citizen science'? Harnessing the general public to help analyse complex data sets is not only helping scientists with galaxy classification. Pedro Ferreira 20 Aug 2012
131 Creative Commons How can nanotechnology address medical problems? Microscopes with nanometer resolution can test the mechanical properties of cells. Nanoscale 'scaffolds' that mimic the cellular matrix of cells in the body can help regenerate tissue, improve healing mechanisms, and even train the immune system. Sonia Contera 20 Aug 2012
132 Creative Commons What are the primary healthcare issues in resource deprived areas? The healthcare needs of teenagers in India are the focus of a new study by the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation. Robyn Norton 20 Aug 2012
133 Creative Commons Why is biodiversity so important for humanity? The biological diversity of life on earth provides all that is essential to the planet as we know it. But there are pressures on that biodiversity, including changing land use and global warming. Katherine Willis 20 Aug 2012
134 Creative Commons How serious is the threat of a future flu pandemic? Professor Angela McLean, Co-Director, Institute for Emerging Infections advises caution, preparation and fast decision-making in anticipation of the threat of a serious pandemic. Angela McClean 20 Aug 2012
135 Creative Commons How serious is our exposure to dangerous infections? The world has become a safer place because of vaccines but does our increasing connectivity mean the world is getting riskier in terms of our exposure to serious infections? By Professor Adrian Hill, Co-Director, Institute for Vaccine Design. Adrian Hill 20 Aug 2012
136 Creative Commons Can we create vaccines fast enough for a future pandemic? An exploration of how to get from vaccine development to vaccine delivery in time to deal with a health scare such as a fast-moving global pandemic. By Professor Adrian Hill, Co-Director, Institute for Vaccine Design. Adrian Hill 20 Aug 2012
137 Creative Commons How can ideas change the world? Interview with Professsor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School. Ian Goldin 20 Aug 2012
138 Creative Commons How can stem cells help in the treatment of cancer? One of the flipsides of ageing is cancer, characterised by cells that do not age. What can stem cell research learn from cancer cells to help prevent the degenerative illnesses associated with ageing? Colin Goding 20 Aug 2012
139 Creative Commons What are stem cells and why are they important for the future of medicine? An explanation of how stem cells could transform medical practice, from treating the diseases of ageing to finding a cure for cancer by Professor Colin Goding, Co-Director, Oxford Stem Cell Institute. Colin Goding 20 Aug 2012
140 Hybrid reality: the emerging human-technology co-evolution Parag Khanna and Ayesha Khanna; Directors of The Hybrid Reality Institute, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School public lecture series. With Professor Ian Goldin; Director, Oxford Martin Institute. Parag Khanna, Ayesha Khanna, Ian Goldin 19 May 2012
141 Creative Commons Catastrophic dehumanization Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon gives a talk on Dehumanization for the Oxford Martin School Public Lectures series. Introduced by Professor Ian Goldin. Thomas Homer-Dixon 19 May 2012
142 Creative Commons Exploring the demographic transition in the 21st Century Many countries around the world are experiencing a demographic transition that is occurring due to increased longevity combined with low fertility rates. Sarah Harper 29 Mar 2012
143 Can Globalization work for the Poor? Panel discussion on whether Globalisation can benefit the poor with Alex Gennie, Ian Goldin, Rushanara Ali MP, James Drummond and Nick Gowing. Alex Gennie, Ian Goldin, Rushanara Ali, James Drummond 21 Mar 2012
144 Creative Commons The War and Peace of the Nuclear Age Dr James Martin, Founder of the Oxford Martin School and founder of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. James Martin 21 Mar 2012
145 Global governance, local governments Distinguished Public Lecture. Globalization has created a more interconnected, interdependent and complex world than ever witnessed before. Pascal Lamy, Ian Goldin, Lord Patten of Barnes 09 Mar 2012
146 Creative Commons Securing our cyber future - opportunities and risks when virtual meets reality Panel discussion as part of the Hilary Term Seminar Series 2012. Sadie Creese, Martin Sadler, Greg Williams 22 Feb 2012
147 Creative Commons Emerging healthcare technologies - how are they changing us? Panel discussion - Hilary Term Seminar Series 2012. Sonia Contera, Angela D Saini, Dianne Sullivan, Lionel Tarassenko 20 Jan 2012
148 The price of civilization Sachs argues that for the U.S. to regain sound fiscal health the country must also reform its politics. Jeff Sachs 16 Dec 2011
149 Are there limits to growth? Ian Johnson was Former World Bank's Vice President for Sustainable Development (ESSD) and has over thirty years experience in economic development. Ian Johnson 08 Dec 2011
150 Creative Commons Population, inequality and global justice "Optimum population" is a subject long discussed in welfare economics. The talk will first discuss the framework for analysis of policy. Tony Atkinson 18 Nov 2011
151 Creative Commons Safe, effective and affordable healthcare for a bulging population Talk by Professor Robyn Norton, Co-Director, George Centre for Healthcare Innovation. The successes of the past century in reducing childhood mortality and eradicating many infectious diseases. Robyn Norton 11 Nov 2011
152 Creative Commons Scarce resources - problems and solutions Professor Guy Houlsby, Co-director, Programme on Globalising Tidal Power Generation (Member of Oxford Martin School). Guy Houlsby, Tony Hartwell 09 Nov 2011
153 Creative Commons How can 9-10 billion people be fed sustainably and equitably by 2050? Talk by Professor Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. Charles Godfray 09 Nov 2011
154 Creative Commons Water Scarcity: a shortage of water or a shortage of ideas? 'Water Crises', 'Water Wars', 'Peak Water' and many more phrases have been used in recent years to suggest that a growing population and increased per capita water use are leading inexorably to critical levels of water scarcity. Professor 21 Oct 2011
155 Creative Commons Overpopulation or underpopulation? It is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, but do we really have too many people? Do we have an acceptable number? Or might we even have too few? Dr Toby Ord 14 Oct 2011
156 Creative Commons Can Generations be Treated Equally? Professor Asheim, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term Seminar Series 2011 Intergenerational Justice: What do we owe future generations? Geir Asheim 24 Aug 2011
157 A Global Community Search for Evidence of Extraterrestrial Technologies Dr Jill Tarter, Director, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School Seminar Series. Jill Tarter 24 Aug 2011
158 Creative Commons Fiscal Policy, Fairness between Generations and National Saving Dr Martin Weale, of the Bank of England Monetary Policy, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School 2011 Hilary Term Seminar Series; Intergenerational Justice: What do we owe future generations? Martin Weale 24 Aug 2011
159 Creative Commons Rethinking Geoengineering and the Meaning of the Climate Crisis Professor Clive Hamilton delivers a critique of the consequentialist approach to the ethics of geoengineering, the approach that deploys assessment of costs and benefits in a risk framework to justify climatic intervention. Clive Hamilton 02 Aug 2011
160 Creative Commons Who speaks for climate? Mass media serve vital roles in communication processes between science, policy and the public, and often stitch together perceptions, intentions, considerations, and actions regarding climate change. Maxwell T. Boykoff 28 Jul 2011
161 Climate change investment - what is it worth for future generations? The worthiness of a social investment project is a balance between the cost of the project, and the value of the benefits to society/ how long those benefits may apply. Ben Groom 10 Mar 2011
162 Demographic balance and human capital from an intergenerational perspective Our world is demographically divided - some populations continue to grow rapidly, while others are already on a shrinking trajectory. Wolfgang Lutz 18 Feb 2011
163 Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice: What are our obligations to future generations? Climate change raises profound questions of intergenerational justice. It is widely recognized that there is a powerful case for mitigation in virtue of obligations we have to future generations. But how much mitigation is required? Simon Caney 11 Feb 2011
164 Creative Commons A legacy of dangers: Climate failure and future generations The principles that ought to guide our one-way relations with future generations depend profoundly on the precise nature of what is being provided to or - in this case, inflicted on - them. Henry Shue 09 Feb 2011
165 Creative Commons A new capitalism for a big society Bishop and Green led a discussion based on their recent book, "The Road From Ruin: A New Capitalism for a Big Society". Matthew Bishop, Michael Green 03 Feb 2011
166 Creative Commons Assessing the economic rise of China and India The recent economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention--and justifiably so. Pranab Bardhan 03 Feb 2011
167 Dealing with The New Normal: Resilience in systems that must cope with uncertainty Part of the School's intergrative seminar series. Delivered by Professor Patricia Hirl Longstaff, James Martin Senior Visiting Fellow, Professor, Syracuse University, Research Associate, Harvard Program on Information Resources Policy. Patricia Hirl Longstaff 03 Feb 2011
168 Creative Commons Sustainability: How can each generation live well within limits? Well-being, Time and Sustainability: Epicurus or Aristotle? This seminar addresses two key questions about sustainability. John O'Neill 28 Jan 2011
169 Creative Commons Is the fiscal crisis forcing a rethink of our intergenerational compact with the elderly? Professor Peter Heller (John Hopkins University) on 'Is the fiscal crisis forcing a rethink of our intergenerational compact with the elderly?'. Peter Heller 21 Jan 2011
170 Creative Commons Fair Trade Certification Dr Alex Nicholls (Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship) examines how over the past ten years the market for Fair Trade products has grown at double digit rates across many countries in the North. Alex Nicholls 08 Dec 2010
171 Creative Commons Problems With Credit Rating Agencies Professor Timothy Sinclair (University of Warwick) looks at why getting credit ratings 'right' seems vitally important to many professional observers and politicians. Timothy Sinclair 01 Dec 2010
172 Creative Commons Integrating Technology, Science, Law, Economics, and Politics: Development of Practical Policy for Carbon Capture and Storage Dr Kenneth Richards, James Martin Senior Visiting Fellow on how carbon capture and storage (CCS) provides a potentially promising approach to mitigating carbon dioxide emissions. Kenneth Richards 24 Nov 2010
173 Creative Commons Standards for sweatshops: voluntary labour standards programs in global supply chains Increased attention to sweatshops, child labour, and the suppression of labour rights has led to a range of voluntary initiatives that set, monitor, and certify labour standards in global supply chains. Tim Bartley 19 Nov 2010
174 Conflict diamonds and the governance of resources Professor Ian Taylor (University of St. Andrews) discusses conflict diamonds and the governance of resources. Part of the Michaelmas Term Seminar series 2010. Ian Taylor 10 Nov 2010
175 Creative Commons Driven to Drive Markets: The contradictions of forest certification in the promotion of sustainability Professor Dan Klooster (University of Redlands) summarizes the formation and growth of forest certification and illustrates how it qualifies sustainability and leverages meaningful changes in forest management. Dan Klooster 04 Nov 2010
176 Creative Commons Working with the crowd : 21st century citizen science Galaxy Zoo PI and James Martin Fellow Chris Lintott will review the technologies available to researchers seeking to rescue themselves from drowning in data by recruiting the help of tens or even hundreds of thousands of volunteers. Chris Lintott 27 Oct 2010
177 Creative Commons Enacting the Ethical Consumer Dr Clive Barnett (Open University) asks how do consumers know when they are acting responsibly? Are they making a difference when they buy "Fairtrade" or "certified organic"? Can consumers trust these kinds of accreditations? Clive Barnett 22 Oct 2010
178 Creative Commons Introduction to and Overview of Third Party Certification Michaelmas Term Seminar Series 2010 - Dr Lars Gulbrandsen, 'Introduction to and Overview of Third Party Certification'. Lars Gulbrandsen 20 Oct 2010
179 Creative Commons Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs; full Professor, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo on Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity. Thomas Homer-Dixon 15 Oct 2010
180 Creative Commons Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun? Special seminar from the James Martin 21st Century School: Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun? Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 07 Sep 2010
181 Creative Commons The Plundered Planet Paul Collier, Oxford Professor and author of The Bottom Billion, launched a discussion based on his latest publication, The Plundered Planet. Paul Collier, Charles Badenoch, Jamie Drummond, Gideon Rachman 17 Jun 2010
182 Cooperation, Norms and Conflict: Towards Simulating the Foundations of Society In order to understand social systems, it is essential to identify the circumstances under which individuals spontaneously start cooperating or developing shared behaviors, norms, and culture. Dirk Helbing 05 Mar 2010
183 Creative Commons Predicting the Behaviour of Techno-Social Systems: How Informatics and Computing Help to Fight Off Global Pandemics We live in an increasingly interconnected world of 'techno-social' systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers are interoperating within the social component that drives their use and development. Alessandro Vespignani 25 Feb 2010
184 Creative Commons Ocean Circulation and Climate: Observing and Modelling the Global Ocean The oceans are a critical component of the climate system, storing roughly 1000 times as much heat, and 50 times as much carbon, as the atmosphere. David Marshall 18 Feb 2010
185 Creative Commons Anticipating Future Complexity: Are Systems Such as Cities Getting More Complex? Cities are getting more complex as their residents acquire more and more ways in which they can interact with one another. Mike Batty 17 Feb 2010
186 Creative Commons Growth, Innovation, and the Pace of Life from Cells and Ecosystems to Cities and Corporations; Are They Sustainable? Growth, Innovation, and the Pace of Life from Cells and Ecosystems to Cities and Corporations; Are They Sustainable? Geoffrey West 05 Feb 2010
187 Creative Commons Stability and Complexity in Model Banking Systems The recent banking crises have made it clear that increasingly complex strategies for managing risk in individual banks and investment funds (pension funds, etc) has not been matched by corresponding attention to overall systemic risks. Robert May 22 Jan 2010
188 Creative Commons A Panel Discussion with George Soros Lessons from Financial Crises: Paradigm Failure and the Future of Financial Regulation. Paul Beaudry, Ian Goldin, Roger Goodman, Anatole Kaletsky 17 Dec 2009
189 Creative Commons Global Eradication of Infectious Diseases: Can 'Not Very Much' undermine the goal of 'None at All'? Despite the well-publicised success of global smallpox eradication, 'zero' remains an elusive goal for the majority of vaccine-preventable diseases, making reduced pathogen circulation, or direct protection of the vulnerable more achievable strategies. Jodie McVernon 27 Nov 2009
190 Creative Commons A New Approach to Nuclear Disarmament: Learning from International Humanitarian Law Success Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Patricia Lewis 25 Nov 2009
191 Creative Commons Dealing with doctrines: time to outlaw nuclear weapon use? Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Rebecca Johnson 24 Nov 2009
192 Creative Commons Geoengineering the climate Geoengineering the climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty: The Royal Society Study - John Shepherd (NOCS). John Shepherd 19 Nov 2009
193 Creative Commons The End of Business as Usual Distinguished Public Lecture: The end of business as usual by Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CIO of PIMCO. Mohamed El-Erian 18 Nov 2009
194 Creative Commons Dealing with doctrines: time to outlaw nuclear weapon use? Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Rebecca Johnson 11 Nov 2009
195 Creative Commons Bottom billion or bottom zero? Policies for international poverty reduction Some developing countries have achieved rapid economic growth and poverty reduction while others have stagnated. This talk will review the determinants of success and the prospects for lagging regions to improve performance and eliminate poverty. Tony Venables 30 Oct 2009
196 Creative Commons Eliminating Nuclear Weapons The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP on how, in the 21st century, nuclear weapons pose a greater danger than ever before and their possession is less necessary. The time has come to forge agreement on a process of multilateral disarmament. Malcolm Rifkind 28 Oct 2009
197 Creative Commons Repairing Economic Governance Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and internationally renowned economic advisor, talks about the need to take a systematic long view in repairing international economic governance structures. Jeffrey Sachs 23 Oct 2009
198 Creative Commons Zero chance? Aiming for zero in weapons control These seminars were run by the Oxford Martin School (formerly the James Martin 21st Century School) in association with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Richard Price 21 Oct 2009
199 Biotechnology and Biosecurity Lecture on Biotechnology; its applications, its implications, risks and the challenges this new technology brings. Ali Nouri 17 Aug 2009
200 Introduction to the Global Catastrophes Risk Conference 2008 Nick Bostrom provides an introduction to the Global Catastrophic Risks Conference and briefly addressing some of the key themes running through it. Nick Bostrom 17 Aug 2009