Articles by: Alison Stibbe

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Events, BSG Students

Reflections on “People Power Politics”

Reflections on “People Power Politics”

‘People power politics’. Writing these words down, reflecting on the theme of the Blavatnik School’s Challenges of Government conference, I am struck by how rearrangeable they are. By swapping the words around and changing punctuation, I can shift the dynamic between ‘politics’ and ‘people’, or make them disjointed and meaningless. […]

by × 12 December 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Lessons from Oxford’s “matriculation”

Lessons from Oxford’s “matriculation”

Why Italy needs democratic rituals: Lessons from Oxford’s “matriculation” Two different parades Saturday, 19 October, 2013, 8:15am – I tie the white bow tie and rush to New College (paradoxical name, you would say, given its more than 600 years of history). There, I join the other fresher students in our […]

by × 28 October 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Insights into Egypt’s Economic Crisis

Insights into Egypt’s Economic Crisis

Following, are summary insights from a report authored by MPP student Mohammed Mossallam and published by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in May 2013. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights released a report, “The Illusion Dispelled – Egypt’s Economic Crisis: Causes – Alternatives – Remedies”, which assesses the economic […]

by × 23 October 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Multiculturalism Isn’t A Monolith

Multiculturalism Isn’t A Monolith

MPP student Zain Jinnah reflects on the differing experiences of immigrants in their host countries… I was born and raised in Calgary, a medium-sized city nestled at the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Some call Calgary a redneck city due to it having a “Wild West” type of culture, […]

by × 03 June 2013 ×