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BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Can GM crops help to improve food security in India?

Can GM crops help to improve food security in India?

Food security ranks among the most pressing and inertial problems in India. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, India’s malnutrition rate has hovered around 20% over the past decade…

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Margaret Thatcher, Conviction not Consensus

Margaret Thatcher, Conviction not Consensus

How can you sum up a life like Margaret Thatcher’s in a few hundred words? Today’s papers, much like last night’s television, will be full of the standard history of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership: ‘U-turn if you want to’; special forces storming the Iranian Embassy; Brixton burning; the task-force leaving Portsmouth […]

by × 09 April 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Revitalising Banking Culture

Revitalising Banking Culture

Promotion of an ethical culture in banking, ethical-performance transparency for shareholder oversight, and changed hiring policies should be among the actions taken to prevent more failures. In my last blog, I highlighted some of the continuing issues with banking culture, today I suggest policies which would address the problems. Banking […]

by × 02 April 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

The Problem with Banking Culture

The Problem with Banking Culture

We all know that it’s an issue, but promises of new “codes of conduct” in investment banking and capital markets will not automatically lead to better behaviour.

by × 01 April 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The admissions process of the school is nearing the final stages. It truly has been a tough and lengthy process; involving some long days for my colleagues and I.

by × 27 March 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

The third phase of the Euro crisis

At the Spring European Council on 14/15 March 2013 the perennial issue of economic growth and jobs once again took centre stage. The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, stated on Twitter that “Things are better than one year ago, but growth still worrying and unemployment unacceptable.”

by × 25 March 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 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Admissions Half-Way Update

Admissions Half-Way Update

The initial admissions stage is now complete and things are slightly less busy in the Admissions Team, which gives me time to update you on the admissions process. Just as I predicted in my last post the last few weeks have been very busy ones; as expected we received the […]

by × 18 February 2013 ×