The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust is excited to share the news of our Leadership Programme fundraiser launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
A group of Oxford University students and alumni took the floor in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Tent, speaking on behalf of the largest philanthropic scholarship supported by the University of Oxford, the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust Scholarships and Leadership Programme. The Trust has launched a landmark campaign to raise funds for its unique Leadership Programme which prepares Oxford Graduates from developing and emerging economies with the leadership skills and practical tools to make a positive, ethical and sustainable impact on their countries and regions of origin. Read the full press release
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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.