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Global Economic Governance Programme
Global Economic Governance: Globalisation and the Financial Crisis
University College
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Really taking control: Can democracy defeat populism and what happens if it doesn't? University College Clement Attlee Memorial Lecture 2017 Marc Stears 22 Mar 2017
2 7th Annual Access Lecture 2016 What does widening participation mean? An Historical Perspective. Peter Mandler 15 Feb 2016
3 Standing for the Whole - 2015 University College Clement Attlee Memorial Lecture Arnie Graf of the Industrial Areas Foundation, gives the 2015 Clement Atlee Memorial Lecture. Arnie Graf 27 Oct 2015
4 Why was the Beveridge report so popular? William of Durahm Lecture. Ben Jackson 22 Jun 2015
5 Creative Commons Beveridge, the Webbs and the coming of the Welfare State. William of Durham Lecture. Michael Ward 22 Jun 2015
6 Creative Commons Scottish Referendum Panel discussion on the Scottish Referendum. Calum Miller, David Torrancem, Adam Ramsay, Ben Jackson 28 Apr 2015
7 6th Annual Univ Access Lecture: Can we solve the independent school problem? Anthony Seldon gives the 6th Annual Access lecture entitles Can we solve the independent school problem? On 27th January 2015. Anthony Seldon 02 Feb 2015
8 Creative Commons The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone The 2014 Univ Access Lecture took place on Tuesday 17th June in Merton college. Professor Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, discussed “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone”. Daphne Koller, Ivor Crewe 29 Jul 2014
9 Creative Commons The Future of International Aid On 28 February, renowned aid expert Richard Manning delivered a GEG Special Lecture on the future of multilateral aid. Richard Manning 02 Jul 2014
10 Anxiety: A clinical psychologist’s very short introduction A clinical psychologist’s very short introduction to anxiety. Daniel Freeman 14 May 2014
11 Why is Britain so Badly Governed Sir Ivor Crewe, Master of University College, Oxford gives the Durham Club Lecture 2013 on 29th October 2013. Sir Ivor Crewe 06 Nov 2013
12 Creative Commons From Attlee to Miliband: Can Labour and Unions Face the Future? This year's University College Clement Attlee Memorial Lecture will be given by Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC. Frances O'Grady 30 Apr 2013
13 Creative Commons The Challenge of Fair Access to Selective Universities: which approaches seem successful, and the way forward Professor Ebdon, Director of the Office for Access (OFFA) gives the 2013 Access in University College. The lecture is on the challenge of fair access to selective universities. Les Ebdon 02 Apr 2013
14 Creative Commons Civil Conflict in the Current Era: New Patterns or Same Old? Global Economic Governance Seminar, 9 November 2012. Has there been, as many have argued, a precipitous decline in civil conflicts during the past decade? Anke Hoeffler, Monica Duffy Toft, Richard Caplan 13 Nov 2012
15 Creative Commons 2012 Access Lecture Sir Martin Harris delivers the 2012 Univ Access Lecture entitled 'Reflections on seven years as Head of OFFA'. Sir Martin Harris 22 May 2012
16 Creative Commons Ironing The Ocean - exploring the ocean iron and carbon cycles aboard the RRS discovery in the south atlantic Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences and fellow of University College, gives a talk on his research on iron content in the atlantic ocean and its necessity for life in the ocean. Gideon Henderson 01 Jun 2011
17 Fiscal Policy in an Emerging Market Economy Former Chilean Minister of Finance and Fellow of the Center for International Development at Harvard, Andres Velasco, delivered a lecture on the subject 'Fiscal policy in natural resource intensive countries: some theory and the experience of Chile.'. Andrés Velasco 10 May 2011
18 Creative Commons Policy on Higher Education Admissions Bahram Bekhradnia, Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, gives a talk at University College about the Social, Class, Ethnic and Gendered divisions within Higher Education Admissions, particularly Oxford's Admissions Policies. Bahram Bekhradnia 11 Feb 2011
19 Creative Commons Governing Climate Change After Copenhagen Ngaire Woods chairs a panel discussion looking into the political, economic and environmental consequences of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference last year. Ngaire Woods, Sir David King, Cameron Hepburn 12 Apr 2010
20 Creative Commons Laurence Whitehead; Haiti after the Earthquake Laurence Whitehead talks about the extent of the damage done in Haiti by the earthquake of last year and how the people of Haiti are coping with living after the disaster. Laurence Whitehead 09 Apr 2010
21 Creative Commons John Mitchell; NGO's and humanitarian aid John Mitchell talks about the NGOs and humanitarian organisations work and how they have been working to help Haiti after the earthquake disaster. John Mitchell 09 Apr 2010
22 Creative Commons Paul Sherlock; Oxfam's response to the Haitian Earthquake Paul Sherlock gives his presentation for the event; 'The International Community's Response to Haiti'. Paul Sherlock 09 Apr 2010
23 Creative Commons Ngaire Woods, introduction to the International Community's Response to Haiti Ngaire Woods talks about the international community's humanitarian response to the Haitian Earthquake. Part of a series of presentations entitled 'The International Community's Response to Haiti'. Ngaire Woods 09 Apr 2010
24 Creative Commons The International Community's Response to Haiti Series of presentations looking at the international community's humanitarian response to the Haitian earthquake. Ngaire Woods, John Mitchell, Paul Sherlock, Laurence Whitehead 09 Apr 2010
25 Creative Commons The UN's role in Overcoming Development Challenges Special Lecture given by former Prime Minister of New Zealand and now Administrator of the United Nations Development Program the Rt Hon. Helen Clark. She is introduced by Director of the Global Economic Governance Program, Professor Ngaire Woods. Helen Clark, Ngaire Woods 11 Mar 2010
26 Creative Commons Globalisation and the Financial Crisis - Summary Final part of the podcast series, summarising what was discussed in the series, including what globalisation is, what caused the current financial crisis, what it means for developing countries and what can governments do to ensure it doesn't happen again Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward, Jeni Whalen 17 Dec 2009
27 Creative Commons What does the Financial Crisis mean for Developing Countries? Where does the credit crunch leave developing countries? In this podcast, Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward and Jeni Wharton discuss the impact of the current financial crisis on the developing world and the G20's responsibility towards developing countries. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward, Jeni Whalen 17 Dec 2009
28 Creative Commons Credit Crunch Global recession why/when/what? Ngaire Woods, Jeni Wharton and Christina Ward discuss why institutions are pushing toward greater financial regulations in order to prevent another global recession. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward, Jeni Whalen 17 Dec 2009
29 Creative Commons History of Key Institutions IMF/World Bank/G8/G20 - What Why When? Ngaire Woods, Jeni Whalen and Christina Ward discuss some of the key institutions and groups who are responding to the financial crisis. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward, Jeni Whalen 17 Dec 2009
30 Creative Commons Global Governance and Regulation - why? In this podcast, Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward and Jeni Whalen discuss the causes of the current recession and asks why governments, financial regulators and banks failed to act responsibly and how we can act now to prevent the next financial crisis. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward, Jeni Whalen 17 Dec 2009
31 Creative Commons Globalisation and the effect on economies Second part of the Globalisation and the financial crisis series. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward and Jeni Whalen discuss what Globalisation is and how governments around the world have adapted to it. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward, Jeni Whalen 17 Dec 2009
32 Creative Commons Introduction to globalisation and the current financial crisis Ngaire Woods introduces the podcast series on globalisation and is place in the current financial crisis - outlining some of the questions they will be discussing. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward, Jeni Whalen 17 Dec 2009
33 Creative Commons The post-crisis politics of financial reform: business as usual or new global order? Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of European Socialist Party and former Prime Minister of Denmark talks about the politics of current efforts to regulate the financial sector. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen 05 Nov 2009