A suite of six videos has now been released on our YouTube channel featuring Brazilian musicians Sérgio and Odair Assad. Filming took place during 2016 when the Assad brothers were Humanitas Visiting Professors in Classical Music and Music Education. The clips can be viewed, along with an interview with Professor Jason Stanyek, here.
Quratulain Fatima (Pakistan, MPP, Louis Dreyfus, 2016) has published a new article on creating safe spaces for women. Quratulain draws upon her time as City Administrator of Rawalpindi to demonstrate the particular experiences of women in accessing public space. Quratualain writes that “I saw first-hand how providing safe spaces for women does not have to be costly, it just has to be strategic. Even a single street light can reduce violence against women in public spaces”. Published in the Daily Times you can read the full article here.
29 new Scholars join us today from 21 different countries across the world. We are delighted to welcome, for the first time, Scholars from Guatemala, Laos, Ecuador and Venezuela. They are coming together for the first element of the Scholarships and Leadership Programme: the Moral Philosophy Seminar. This intensive four-day programme of discussions on political and moral philosophy features key texts from Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, Kate Millett and Adam Smith amongst others.
The WHT office at the Saïd Business School is a hive of activity. We’re looking forward to welcoming our 2018/19 cohort and making last minute preparations for the Moral Philosophy Seminar being held in Harris Manchester College soon. It’s always such a wonderful time meeting new Scholars and helping them to gather their bearings and explore Oxford. Not long to go now!
Former Scholar Simukai Chigudu (Zimbabwe, DPhil International Development, Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann, 2013) is interviewed in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) about his early ambitions and work in global health activism. It also delves into life-style questions so if you would like to know Simukai’s ‘guilty pleasure’ click here for the full interview!