Articles by: Alison Stibbe

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Innovations in education

Innovations in education

A summary of the issues raised in a session on “Innovations in education” at the Blavatnik School’s Challenges of Government Conference. As the Co-Founder of Educación 2020, Chile, a movement that seeks to improve equity in Chilean education, Matías Reeves was positive about citizen participation in education. Educación 2020 has […]

by × 17 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Security and conflict

Policing for the people

Policing for the people

At the Blavatnik School’s Challenges of Government Conference, Atifete Jahjaga, the current president of Kosovo and former Deputy Director of the Kosovo police, shared insights on how she transformed her nation’s police force (you can watch her full talk here). Under her leadership, the police transitioned from one of the […]

by × 16 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Can people power development?

Can people power development?

A summary of insights into the Challenges of Government Conference session on “Can people power power development?” The premise There is a behavioural turn currently taking place in the Social Sciences especially in Economics, whereby psychological and cultural insights are applied in the understanding of human behaviour beyond the assumptions […]

by × 16 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Innovations in healthcare

Innovations in healthcare

How can we combine the ambitious goals of achieving equity and high performance under increasing economic constraints? This is probably the main challenge of health policy in the future. At the Blavatnik School’s 2013 Challenges of Government Conference, I attended a session on “Innovations in healthcare” to explore what kinds […]

by × 14 January 2014 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Why coal production must end

Why coal production must end

Germany is now producing more coal than for twenty years. This has occurred in a society that prides itself on its concern about climate change and has the largest Green party in Europe. Underlying this evident disconnection between concern and behaviour is an international failure to link the challenge of […]

by × 13 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

People Power Politics – how change happens

People Power Politics – how change happens

As the world celebrated Nelson Mandela’s life and mourned his passing, I found myself sitting in the opening session of the Challenges of Government conference, reflecting upon the interaction between people, power and governments. Mandela symbolises the anti-apartheid movement. The movement in turn symbolises people-powered change. This is because it […]

by × 07 January 2014 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Is the WTO deal good news for multilateralism?

Is the WTO deal good news for multilateralism?

Resolving gridlock involves the search for a new kind of politics that builds on the many and various partial solutions to global challenges that can be found today. The only alternative is collective drift. Last weekend the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 159 members reached a historic deal to speed up […]

by × 19 December 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Alumni

Whose dreaming spires are these?

‘Missing Histories’ brings Oxford thinking

For a few days in the last month of 2013, Shanghai was suffering from the severest smog in the city’s history. It was also my final days presenting the BBC radio documentary “Missing Histories: China and Japan”. We made the final recording on the Bund of Shanghai, next to the […]

by × 16 December 2013 ×