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BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Against the odds of history

Against the odds of history

The recent elections portend a democratic deepening in Pakistan. This is a moment to build on. The surprising landslide of Nawaz Sharif marks a historic moment in Pakistan’s political history. Many are optimistic that Pakistan has taken a momentous step towards strengthening its democracy. But for this opening to endure, […]

by × 02 July 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Three-parent IVF a step closer in the UK

Three-parent IVF a step closer in the UK

Various media, both in the UK and across the globe, are reporting that the UK government is backing the further development and use of technology to allow for embryos to be created that have 3 parents. This advance is designed to help couples where the mother carries an abnormality in […]

by × 28 June 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Gridlock: The Breakdown of Global Governance

Gridlock: The Breakdown of Global Governance

Many of the causes of contemporary gridlock stem in part from the previous successes of the multilateral order. The world has not been able to negotiate a new global trade deal for 19 years. After 21 years of climate talks, we have yet to find a way to meaningfully reduce […]

by × 28 May 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Security and conflict

Boston marathon bombers: terrorist motives in doubt?

If they are responsible for last Monday’s bombings, the Tsarnaev brothers are mass murderers. Whether they are terrorists is less clear.

by × 02 May 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Dr Adam Ritchie, Lord Robert May, Lord John Krebs, and Prof. David Clary

Science and Public Policy core ends with a panel of experts

Core IV of the Masters in Public Policy (MPP) came to a close last week with a panel on scientific advice to government. We were delighted to welcome three of the UK’s most esteemed scientists, all of whom have practical experience of giving advice to government. Lord Robert May FRS […]

by × 11 March 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Core IV: Science and Public Policy

It’s Friday of week 4, the halfway point of Hilary Term, which means we are also halfway through Core IV: Science and Public Policy.  I’m sure our first cohort of MPP students would agree that the last four weeks have been both exciting and engaging.   Core IV began with […]

by × 08 February 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Aligning national incentives to a global solution: a US energy surplus dividend

Aligning national incentives to a global solution: a US energy surplus dividend

  “Global problems require global solutions.” This truism is a favorite of politicians attending global summits and IR scholars alike. On one level it is of course correct. We will not solve a problem like climate change unless all major emitters agree to reduce emissions. But the phrase glosses over […]

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Faculty

Coming up in Hilary Term

Professor Monica Duffy Toft looks ahead at the upcoming core teaching and guest speakers joining us at BSG over Hilary Term.

by × 11 January 2013 ×