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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: Interviews and Commentaries
Oxford Martin School: Public Lectures and Seminars
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 'The global refugee crisis and what to do about it' - Rt Hon David Miliband At a time of heightened political tension and policy confusion about the refugee crisis, this lecture explores why record numbers of people are fleeing their homes; what conditions they are living in; and what should be done to help them. David Miliband 27 Feb 2017
2 Creative Commons Climate change: what science and the IPCC report has to say Nick Eyre and Myles Allen give a talk for the Oxford Martin School on climate change and the IPCC report. Myles Allen, Nick Eyre 18 Aug 2015
3 Creative Commons Biodiversity and climate change: what happens when we turn up the heat on nature? Dr Nathalie Seddon, Director of the Biodiversity Institute, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Nathalie Seddon 18 Aug 2015
4 Creative Commons The ‘perfect storm’ revisited: food, energy and water security in the context of climate change Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School, gives a talk on climate change John Beddingham 18 Aug 2015
5 Creative Commons Climate change and our oceans Professor Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, and Professor David Marshall, Professor of Physical Oceanography, will explore the role of oceans in climate change. Gideon Henderson, David Marshall 18 Aug 2015
6 Creative Commons Hopes and fears: why people disagree about how to tackle climate In this seminar Dr Rob Bellamy, James Martin Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, will explore how and why people disagree about how to tackle climate change. What hope then is there for a global political agreement in Paris 2015? David Marshall 18 Aug 2015
7 Creative Commons Climate change: dealing with uncertainty In this talk Professor Tim Palmer CBE, Co-Director of the Programme on Modelling and Predicting Climate, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Tim Palmer 18 Aug 2015
8 Creative Commons Rich and poor: a cause for social unrest? at the Oxford Literary Festival 2015 John Kampfner and Katrine Marçal discuss the growing gap between rich and poor and its implications for society, chaired by Professor Ian Goldin. John Kampfner, Ian Goldin, Katrine Marcal 18 Aug 2015
9 Creative Commons The future of Africa at the Oxford Literary Festival 2015 Three authors with recent books on Africa discuss the future of the continent and answer questions from the audience under the watchful eye of the director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Ian Goldin. Martin Meredith, Jonny Steinberg, Tom Burgis 18 Aug 2015
10 Creative Commons The limits of human performance and artificial intelligence In this new Oxford talk, Garry Kasparov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, turns his attention to the rapidly evolving relationship between humans and technology. Garry Kasparov 18 Aug 2015
11 Creative Commons Philae at the comet: a scientific adventure Professor Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford and presenter of the BBC’s Sky at Night will talk about the history and the science of the voyage. Chris Lintott, Ian Goldin 18 Aug 2015
12 Creative Commons The metabolism of a human-dominated planet Yadvinder Malhi, Director of the Oxford Centre ofr Tropical Forests, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Yadvinder Malhi 18 Aug 2015
13 Creative Commons Living in a quantum world Vlatko Vedral, Co-=Direct oof the Oxford Martin Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies, gives a talk for theOxford Martin School. Vlatko Vedral 18 Aug 2015
14 Creative Commons Quantum life Professor Seth Lloyd, Principal Investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Seth Lloyd 18 Aug 2015
15 Artificial intelligence: examining the interface between brain and machine Dr Anders Sandberg, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, gives a seminar as part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine. Anders Sandberg 24 Feb 2015
16 mHealth: smartphones as saviours? Dr Fred Hersch and Dr Gari Clifford give a seminar is part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine Fred Hersch, Gari Clifford 24 Feb 2015
17 Where next for citizen science? Innovative uses for crowd sourcing Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Brooke Simmons give a seminar as part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine. Chris Lintott, Brooke Simmons 24 Feb 2015
18 Creative Commons The fight for women's rights: learning from success Baroness Helena Kennedy QC gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School on women's rights. Helena Kennedy 24 Feb 2015
19 Creative Commons Capital failure - restoring trust in the financial system Professor David Vines gives a talk onthe financial system. David Vines 17 Feb 2015
20 Creative Commons Oxford and the next-generation of mobile health David Clifton, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, gives a talk for Oxford Martin School. David Clifton 17 Feb 2015
21 Creative Commons The butterfly defect: how globalization creates systemic risks, and what to do about it Professor Ian Goldin gives a talk on globalization and systemic risk. Ian Goldin 17 Feb 2015
22 Creative Commons Is the Planet Full? Charles Godfray, Ian Goldin, Sarah Harper, Toby Ord and Yadvinder Malhi discuss whether the planet is full. Charles Godfray, Ian Goldin, Sarah Harper, Toby Ord 17 Feb 2015
23 Creative Commons Well fed? The health and environmental implications of our food choices Mike Rayner, Susan Jebb and Tara Garnett give a talk about food and feeding the population. Mike Rayner, Susan Jebb, Tara Garnett 17 Feb 2015
24 Creative Commons World population and human capital in the 21st century Andrew Dilnot, David Coleman, Francesco Billari, Sarah Harper and Wolfgang Lutz give a talk about world population. Andrew Dilnot, David Coleman, Francesco Billari, Sarah Harper 17 Feb 2015
25 Creative Commons Eradicating Hepatitis C and HIV: progress and challenges for the next ten years Dr John Frater, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections and Dr Ellie Barnes, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections. Ellie Barnes, John Frater 17 Feb 2015
26 Creative Commons New strategies for disease prevention and management from infancy to old age Professor Terry Dwyer, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health and Dr Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health. Kazem Rahimi, Terry Dwyer 17 Feb 2015
27 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
28 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
29 Creative Commons Superintelligence: paths, dangers, strategies Professor Bostrom on his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Nick Bostrom 17 Feb 2015
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 Creative Commons The Transformation of Humankind With Dr James Martin, Founder, Oxford Martin School. Andrew Hamilton, Ian Goldin, James Marrow 22 May 2013
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 Creative Commons How can ideas change the world? Interview with Professsor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School. Ian Goldin 20 Aug 2012
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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