Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Revealing the True Donald Trump: A Devastating Indictment of His Business & Life (2016)

Yan Song discusses Beijing’s Urban Master Plan

Puerto Ricans Protest Trump’s Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution

“They Don’t Care Who the Guns Go To”: Experts Warn Trump Admin. Plans to Widen U.S. Weapons Exports

The End Of Nuclear: Putting Out Trump’s Fire (w/Guest Congressman Dennis Kucinich)

Amid Promises of Aid, a Puerto Rico Still in Ruins

Did Ebola ever really go away?

Karen Florini: Climate Change – Problems and Solutions


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Published on May 8, 2017

Karen Florini is a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, and previously worked as Deputy Special Envoy on Climate Change in the Obama Administration. She discusses with Prof Denis Noble the huge problem of climate change and the challenges it poses to humanity. Extremes of drought and deluges are set to worsen, as will the intensity of hurricanes.

Believing it to be a threat to civilisation, rather than an existential one to humanity, Florini commends the political and technological progress made to combat climate change in recent years. She believes that initiatives such as the UN Paris Climate Agreement, and the tumbling cost of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power can turn the tables on climate change. Governments though still have much work to do to ensure that markets reward innovation and upscaling of the low carbon economy, vital in preserving viable standards of living for future generations.

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Sir Drummond Bone – Inspiration from Poetry for Young People

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Published on Apr 19, 2017

Sir Drummond Bone speaks at Oxford T-Talks. He talks about how poetry can inspire young people to achieve their aims and dreams in life. He graduated from Glasgow University and was a Snell Exhibitioner at Balliol from 1968 to 1972. He became Professor of English Literature and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Glasgow, Principal of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College in the University of London, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, and President of Universities UK. He has been Master of Balliol since 2011. In Trinity Term 2016 he was appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. He is an acknowledged expert on the poetry of Byron and is President of the Scottish Byron Society. He was a long-time member of the Steering Group of the Council for College and University English, a Fellow of the English Association, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, as well as being a member of the CBI Science and Innovation Committee and chair of the Northern Way’s Industry and Innovation Group. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Bone was knighted in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to Higher Education and the regeneration of the North-West. He has been Chairman of the Arts and Humanities Research Council since 2014. It was during his time as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool that he co-founded Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China with Professor Youmin Xi.

Balliol College 2017 Highlights

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Published on Apr 19, 2017

Highlights of the T-Talks held at Balliol College, University of Oxford on 10th February 2017. President Dr Sung Hee Kim welcomed the guests and audience to Balliol Hall, and thanked the Master of the College for his support during the 8 years of Voices from Oxford. After a brief introduction from Prof Denis Noble, Master of Balliol Sir Drummond Bone spoke from the heart about how poetry can inspire young people. He was followed by Prof Jean Chen from the International Business School Suzhou in China. She talked on the Rise of China, with a specific focus on how ordinary people have experienced the rapid development of arguably the 21st century’s most important country. Next up was Edward Howell, a student in International Relations who told the story of how he experienced Brexit and the interactions between East and West in the world. The final T-Talk was given by Nik Powell, Director of the National Film and Television School, who gave an entertaining and lively summary of how his experiences in life have helped him seize opportunities, as well as an analysis of how new technologies will change the ways we consume media in the future. The evening finished with a Q&A session which featured intelligent and thought provoking questions from the audience, and concluded with a drinks reception. Watch the full length videos of their T-Talks at t-talks.com.