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Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

The Case for Structural Reform

The Case for Structural Reform

The bank bailouts of the late 2000s have cost America’s taxpayers at least $21 billion, with comparatively hefty bills for taxpayers in Britain and the Eurozone, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In an attempt to reduce the probability of future bailouts, the US, the UK and the EU […]

by × 05 November 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, 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 ×

Faculty, Science and technology

Did climate change cause the NSW bushfires? Absolutely no, certainly yes.

Did climate change cause the NSW bushfires? Absolutely no, certainly yes.

The last few days have been an uncomfortable experience for me. I’ve found myself doing something that I hadn’t ever expected to do.

by × 27 October 2013 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Students

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 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, Staff

October has come again

October has come again

October has come again: another academic year has passed, a new academic year has begun and another Oxford Half-Marathon has been run by the BSG team! Our MPP Class of 2012 will soon be coming back to graduate having all passed their exams with overall impressive results. At the same […]

by × 21 October 2013 ×

Health, welfare and well-being, Students

Lead Australian development from the top?

Lead Australian development from the top?

Despite assurances that we should expect “no surprises” from a Coalition Government, the new Prime Minister delivered a big one last month on the 18th of September with the announcement of plans to reintegrate AusAID back into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. As has been noted on this […]

by × 10 October 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, Students

My first day at school

My first day at school

I can’t remember writing a ‘first day’ essay when I first entered primary or high school; but I did write one when I entered Government office for the first time. As I am getting accustomed to the academic words such as library, attendance, assignment all over again after 6.5 years, […]

by × 08 October 2013 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Less is more when it comes to migrant rights

Less is more when it comes to migrant rights

Last week the UN General Assembly debated the global governance of international labour migration. This meeting was particularly timely, following reports of numerous deaths among Nepalese workers on World Cup construction sites in Qatar. But as they gathered in New York, policymakers  once again overlooked one of the hardest questions […]

by × 07 October 2013 ×