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The Europaeum has recently had a series of videos made to document the wonderful celebrations held in November 2013, on the 10th Anniversary of the Jenkins Scholarship Scheme. The videos, edited by Europaeum interns Alexandra Müllerová and Harry Eagles, include speeches given on the day by Lord (Chris) Patten, Baroness (Shirley) Williams, and Jenkins Scholars Sarah Hegenbart and Michal Bobek (whose speech was read by Enrico Prodi in his absence). The videos also give a brief history of the Jenkins Scholarship Scheme, and a portrait of Roy Jenkins himself. The video project is part of a new fundraising drive, which aims to find the means to extend this very successful and productive scheme. To view the videos, see here. You can also read more about the Jenkins Scholarships here.
On 15th November we will be hosting Professor Gilles Carbonnier for a Europaeum Lecture on The Case for Humanitarian Economics: Recalibrating Civil War and Disaster, held at the Old Library in All Souls College, Oxford (tbc) and co-hosted with the Refugee Studies Centre. Professor Carbonnier is Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, where he is also Director of Studies. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill, Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law at All Souls, and the discussant will be Alexander Betts, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre and Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford. Professor Carbonnier's talk will centre on some of his major research and teaching interests, in particular the political economy of war, terrorism, and humanitarianism.
The collaboration between the Europaeum and the New York Review of Books continues, as their conference on Technology and the Human Future, hosted in Oslo and supported by the Europaeum, starts today. Spanning two days and comprising an impressive number of talks and speakers, the conference welcomes several representatives of the Oxford Internet Institute, which is linked to the Europaeum, as well as Simon Head, an Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute in Oxford and author of The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age (OUP 2005), who heads up our partnership with the NYRB Foundation. The conference promises to tackle a broad and ambitious range of topics relating to technology and the “deep changes” it can bring about in our lives, and thus in “the human future in all its dimensions”
George Weidenfeld is also to be remembered as a great friend of Oxford on Saturday, September 24th, in the Sheldonian in Oxford, having not only founded the Europaeum, 'his first baby' - but continued to support the university in many ways, serving for many years as Vice-President of the University's Development Campaign, and helping to create and establish the Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarship Scheme which funds up to 25 top-ranking scholars each year, and the Blavatnik School of Governance which already has some 150 graduates a year reading public policy degrees. Both were ideas first discussed within the Europaeum board. All are welcome at this event, and invitations have gone to select Europaeum graduate alumni and to leading donors, friends and supporters of the association. The event follows the hugely memorable event which took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on June 26th to mark and celebrate the many achievements of George Weidenfeld, who died on January 20th at the age of 96. It was attended by a huge array of well-known public figures, academics, intellectuals, journalists, artists, authors and many who have given years of support to the Europaeum.
The Europaeum is once again mounting a special initiative focussing a series of events to be hosted with the Graduate Institute in Geneva, on European migration and mobility, amidst the fall out from the UK vote to exit the European Union. The plan for the Europaeum's European Migration Day is to invite a select group of past and current Europaeum alumni to come to Geneva on October 20th for a day of debates and discussion, including a 'fireside chat' with leading European figures, and a model European Parliament-style debate on the theme including reforms to free movement rules, dealing with asylum seekers from north Africa, the impact of the Brexit vote, and how to build Europe-wide cooperation on migration issues.