Articles by: Giulia Biasibetti

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

‘Our Common Agenda’ – governing the future?

‘Our Common Agenda’ – governing the future?

Thomas Hale responds to a report from the new UN Special Envoy for Future Generations aimed at putting temporal problems on the agenda.

by × 10 September 2021 ×

Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

A year after the Beirut blast: Is Lebanon falling into the abyss?

A year after the Beirut blast: Is Lebanon falling into the abyss?

Beirut, 4 August 2020. Amid the rubble caused by one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in history, lay a clock with hands frozen at 6:09 PM. The clock not only marked the exact moment of this tragedy, it also became the metaphor for the political paralysis over the years that plunged Lebanon into darkness.

by × 04 August 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

A nudge towards the vaccine

A nudge towards the vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, one topic has dominated the conversation  – the coronavirus vaccines. Who’s getting them? Why are they getting them? And, how can we ‘nudge’ hesitant people to get them? In the past term, the class of Applied Behavioural Science for Public Policy (part of our […]

by × 15 June 2021 ×

Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

A mid summer night’s nightmare: the second wave of COVID-19 in India and why nobody is surprised

A mid summer night’s nightmare: the second wave of COVID-19 in India and why nobody is surprised

I am into the second month of self-imposed isolation at home to escape from the hell outside called the second wave of COVID-19 in India. Grappling with despair, grief and anxiety, I cut cable connection and stopped reading newspapers to avoid seeing the horrendous images of stacked dead bodies in hospital lobbies, corpses floating down the river and collapsed people battling for breath on the streets.

by × 01 June 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Image by Wilfried Pohnke from Pixabay

Words of wisdom from COVID-19 experts around the world

Not everyone knows that behind the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, there are hundreds of trained volunteers contributing from all around the world. They all meet virtually every Thursday and during these calls, we hear directly from influential guest speakers – here are our top takeaways from these sessions.

by × 19 May 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Photo by Zbynek Burival on Unsplash

Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change

It might seem odd to find supporters of climate action debating the merits of a concept that science shows to be essential for halting climate change, and which is accordingly embedded at the heart of the defining global agreement.

Admissions and Life at the School, Faculty

Photo: John Cairns

Connect your research to your teaching for greater impact

While your research and teaching may feel like distinct activities in your academic career, you can use the case method to mutually enhance the two areas and further your impact in the public policy world.

by × 05 May 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

International travel restrictions: a snapshot of policies across 17 countries

International travel restrictions: a snapshot of policies across 17 countries

Looking to board a flight? With travel landscapes constantly reshaped by changing conditions, like Europe’s third wave and increasing vaccine rollout, understanding the similarities and differences across travel policies is critical.

by × 28 April 2021 ×