Professor PAMELA MATSON Tellus Mater Fellow Lecture – now online.

Professor PAMELA MATSON

Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability Studies 2019, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI)

Watch her Public Lecture on ‘The Practical Pursuit of Sustainability

Professor Matson is an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist, academic leader and organizational strategist. Her research addresses a range of environment and sustainability issues, including agricultural systems and vulnerability and resilience of people and places to climate change.

In her lecture Professor Matson outlined how sustainability is a term widely used by many different groups – from corporations to the international development community, academic institutions and non-profits – sometimes with different meanings and different goals. Drawing common threads among the different uses, she illustrated how systems thinking and a capital assets framework could be used to increase the likelihood of reaching sustainability goals.

The Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellowship is managed by UCCRI in cooperation with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.  

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Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars Launch Leadership Programme Fundraiser at WEF Davos

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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WHT at Davos – Young Voices of Hope: Perspective from the Latest Wave of Emerging Leaders

WHT’s chairman André Hoffmann is taking a tent during the World Economic Forum 2019 at Davos this week.

A group of our scholars and alumni are flying out to take part in the following Q&A session:

Young Voices of Hope: perspectives from the latest wave of emerging leaders

On Wednesday 23rd we will be talking about sustainability, the importance of education and business projects that have emerged as a result of our Scholarships and Leadership programme.

Some of our alumni who are unable to join us have taken part in a short video about what it has meant to be a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholar.

Please watch, share and follow us. You can find more details about the programme below.

Sustainability Panel

June Samo (Kenya)
Kapil Yadav (India)
Simonetta Spavieri (Venezuela)

Innovation Panel

Atherton Mutombwera (Zimbabwe)
Irina Fedorenko (Russia)
Cedric Maforimbo (Zimbabwe)

Education Panel

Ramon Narvaez Terron (Mexico)
Dana Qarout (Jordan)
Joseph Ssentongo (Uganda

With contributions by

Sergio Giuliano [Chair] (Argentina)
Lizaveta Trakhalina (Belarus)
Laura Aristizabal (Colombia)

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New Humanitas videos: Sérgio and Odair Assad

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.

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New article from Alum Quratulain Fatima

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.

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Moral Philosophy for Leadership 2018

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.

Read more “Moral Philosophy for Leadership 2018”

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Megan McFarlane

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