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Oxford Martin School to host new Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health

The Oxford Martin School is to host the new Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, which will be chaired by Ernesto Zedillo, Yale University professor and former President of Mexico. This assembly of global experts will demonstrate the economic and policy case for the emerging field of planetary health, which examines the links between human health and the natural systems on which it depends. Its members will include Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, and Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More

Treatment of refugees 'is a test of our values'

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), spoke of the importance of empathy and leadership in dealing with the refugee crisis against a backdrop of global political turmoil, in the 2017 James Martin Memorial Lecture. Watch 

School to partner with Monaco Foundation

The Oxford Martin School and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have pledged to work together on environmental issues, including oceans, biodiversity and endangered species, as well as climate change and the sustainable management of water. More 

'Experts must engage with the realities of politics'

The School's Policy and Research Officer Anushya Devendra reflects on the role of experts in advising policymakers, following a visit from New Zealand's Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman. More

Gates funding boost for development research

A $350,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation means the team behind Our World in Data at the Oxford Martin School can expand their work visualising global development. More 

Focusing on resources for a low-carbon future

The Oxford Martin School is to work with the Veolia Institute to convene a high-level international conference later this year on resource availability, focusing on strategic materials for a low-carbon future. More

How far has gender equality come in Oxford?

In partnership with TORCH's Women in the Humanities programme, the School will host a roundtable discussion on International Women's Day (8 March) looking at gender equality in Oxford. The event will also be live streamed. More

Panel discussion: African Futures

The continent of Africa is in profound transition, the scale of which matters not just for its citizens, but for the world. Join us for our panel discussion on 7 March with Winnie Byanyima, Dr Carlos Lopes and Achim Steiner. The event will also be live streamed. More

Robotics, automation, AI: what's next?

In a joint event with the Oxford Internet Institute, the Oxford Martin School will welcome MIT's Professor Erik Brynjolfsson for a lecture on 'The second wave of the second machine age', on 20 April. More 

Forthcoming events:


7 March 'African Futures: navigating a profound transition' - panel discussion with Winnie Byanyima, Dr Carlos Lopes and Achim Steiner

8 March 'Gender equality in Oxford: how far have we come?' - International Women's Day roundtable discussion with Prof Deborah Cameron, Prof Louise Richardson, Prof Maggie Snowling and Dr Rebecca Surender

9 March Africa’s health in transition with Prof Kevin Marsh

10 March Climate change morphing into an existential problem with Prof Veerabhadran (Ram) Ramanathan

26 March The new renaissance: hope in an uncertain age (FT Literary Festival event) with Prof Ian Goldin

26 March The well tempered city: the future of urban life (FT Literary Festival event) with Jonathan Rose

27 March How population change will transform our world (FT Literary Festival event) with Prof Sarah Harper

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