Rhodes Scholars and friends of the Rhodes Scholarships speak about global challenges and ideas focused around service and leadership. It includes material from the 110th Rhodes Anniversary, which was celebrated in Oxford 19-20 September 2013.
The Evolution of Sports
The Hon. C. Tom McMillen, Ms Carina Venter and Mr John Wylie discuss sports at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. Former and current athletes on this panel discuss changes in sports and achievement requirements over the last 100 years. With commercialisation pushing athletes into the professional arena and squeezing out the amateurs, the speakers explore the roles this sporting evolution has created ranging from leisure and physical health to diplomacy and social change. They also touch on the associated ethical challenges such as doping and match-fixing and their influences the future of sports.
Fighting the World's Fight: Against Poverty
Mr David Ferreira, Mr Nick Kristof and Dr Mark Suzman discuss fighting poverty at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. Drawing from their significant expertise in international development in various functions, this panel discusses the multifaceted approaches needed to improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable populations. Their combined experiences range from journalism and campaigning for access to education, to managing funds and policies to improve access to vaccination and reduce the burden of infectious diseases.
Mr Charles Conn, Ms Roxanne Joyal, Mr Yusuf Randera Rees, Mr John McCall MacBain and Professor Barry Nalebuff dicuss entrepreneurship at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. This panel of inspiring speakers share their personal and professional experiences in entrepreneurial initiatives both in the non-profit and the business realms. The panel also reflects on challenges faced by social enterprises, highlighting their latest achievements and the lessons learnt for future projects.
Can Democracy and Human Rights be internationally imposed by armed force?
Professor Sir Frank Berman, Professor Ngaire Woods and Ambassador R. James Woolsey discuss human rights at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. In light of the very recent political debate about military intervention in Syria, the speakers discuss the complex rationale behind armed force intervention. Prompted by interesting input from the attendees, the panel debates the reasons justifying interventions and the legacies that these leave behind
A New Paradigm for Environmental Protection for the 21st Century
Commissioner Dan Esty, Dr Kumi Naidoo, Mr Simon Upton and Dr Zinta Zommers discuss environmental protection and climate change at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. This panel discusses changes that must be made to environmental protection strategies to deal with the biggest challenges of the 21st Century. Specific issues covered include promoting sustainable technological and policy innovation; engaging and incentivising businesses to achieve environmental aims; and the intersection of development, environmental protection, peace and security.
The Future of Education
Professor Clay Christensen, Professor C Raj Kumar, Dr Max Price and Ms Dacia Toll discuss the future of education at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. This talk features experts on topics ranging from primary to university education as well as online platforms. Speakers highlight the latest productive and disruptive impacts of technology on education. They also explore the roles of public and private interventions in education in both a developed and under-developed context.