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Aleksandra Gadzala

My edited volume, "Africa and China: How Africans and Their Governments are Shaping Relations with China" has recently been published (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). Through contributions from academia and...Read More

Sheena Chestnut Greitens

Sheena Chestnut Greitens earned her PhD from the Department of Government at Harvard University in spring 2013. In 2013-14, she will be an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and a...Read More

Seth Johnston

I continue as an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York, where we’ve been fortunate to have a number of Oxford alumni and faculty visit during the...Read More

Cristopher Ballinas Valdes

After graduating from Oxford he was appointed as Deputy Director General for Planning and Social Development for the most vulnerable population at the Ministry for Welfare, in Mexico; a position he held until the end...Read More

Evangelia Sembou

My new book entitled "Hegel's Phenomenology and Foucault's Genealogy" has just been published (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015). It examines Foucault's relation to Jean Hyppolite, the famous French interpreter of Hegel and...Read More

Lorena Ruano

Lorena Ruano has been the Director of the Department of International Studies at CIDE since April 2014. She is also the leader of the CIDE team participating in Atlantic Future, a reasearch project funded by the FP7...Read More

Lukas Haynes

I just marked my first anniversary as Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Fund, a private grant-making foundation overseen by the family of David Rockefeller, one of his generation’s most generous American...Read More

Akaash Maharaj

Akaash addressed the United Nations, to call for new international instruments to bring the world's worst kleptocrats to justice.

He spoke in his capacity as CEO of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption...Read More

Christopher Alexander

I was Canada's minister of citizenship and immigration from July 15, 2013 until November 4, 2015. Our Conservative government was defeated in a General Election on October 19, 2015Read More

Anthony Gardner

I am currently serving as United States Ambassador to the European Union, based in Brussels. In this capacity I am deeply involved in the transatlantic trade negotiations, US-EU coordination of sanctions, US-EU...Read More

Agustìn Basave

On Saturday 7th November 2015 I was elected as national leader (president of the National Executive Committee) of the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD, the main left-wing party in Mexico, third party in terms...Read More

Mark Evenett

Since leaving New College in 1978, I have worked briefly in an accountancy practice, a public library, and as a computer programmer in a travel publishing firm. For eight years a documentalist for an architect. Since...Read More

Frederic Manget

Post Oxford received Juris Doctor law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Retired after 26 years with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of General Counsel (Rank of Senior Intelligence Service-4)...Read More

Dov Zakheim

Appointed by speaking to the House of John Boehner to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (June 2013). Elected Fellow of the Swedish Academy of War Sciences (2011). Latest book, ‘A...Read More

Carl H. Sandberg

I am an American student who graduated from St. Peter’s College, Oxford University in PPE in 1971. While at Oxford, I was awarded the Gibbs Prize in Politics. Prior to and following Oxford, I earned four degrees from...Read More

Bob Rae

Happy to report that I'm alive and well, working as a lawyer in a firm that focuses on indigenous and other human rights law. I am also teaching law and public policy at the University of Toronto, and consulting...Read More

Michael Ward

Michael Ward (PPE 1968) was Deputy Leader of the Greater London Council at the time of its abolition in 1986.

He later went on to run the Manchester-based Centre for Local Economic Strategies, before returning to...Read More

Adam Ridley

Retired from board of Morgan Stanley Bank International Oct 2013. Hampden Agencies, Jan 2013. Continues as Vice Chairman, British School at Athens; and as Deputy Chairman of the Association of Lloyd’s Members, which...Read More

David Weir

Retired from the institutional nightmare of UK Higher Education. Now doing interesting consulting especially throughout the MENA region.Read More

Don Nott

Before retiring, I lectured in Economics at St.Stithians College Post-Matric. My students took the examinations set by the University of South Africa.
I am now course presenter for Economics for U3A Howick,...Read More

John Boyce

After seeing your note about my old friend Phil Watson I thought one from me may be relevant.
After completing the PPE course at New College in 1957 I accepted an invitation to join a London ad agency. Three years...Read More
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