Chained to the Ivory Tower: Can academic books inspire activism?


12/03/2020 17:30 Blackwell's Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ Free

As part of Academic Book Week we will be hosting a panel discussion on whether academic books can inspire activism. We will be joined by Ilan Kelman, Dieter Helm, Duncan Green, Fiona Stafford and Sarah Harper. 

Ilan Kelman is Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. He is the author of Disaster by Choice (OUP, 2020) Dieter Helm is fellow in economics, New College, and professor of economic policy, University of Oxford. In 2017 he carried out the Cost of Energy Review for the UK government. He lives in Oxfordshire, UK. He is the author of numerous books including Burn Out (Yale, 2018) and Natural Capital (Yale, 2016) Duncan Green is Oxfam GB's Senior Strategic Adviser. He also teaches on international development at the London School of Economics, where he is a Professor in Practice. His blog is one of the most widely read on international development, and is named after his book From Poverty to Power (2nd ed., 2012). He is also the author of How Change Happens (OUP, 2018). Fiona Stafford is professor of English language and literature, University of Oxford. She is author and presenter of two highly acclaimed series for BBC Radio 3 titled The Meaning of Trees. She lives in Bucks, UK and is the author of The Long, Long Life of Trees (Yale, 2017) Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at Oxford University, Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, a multi-disciplinary research unit concerned with the implications of population ageing, and Director of the Clore Programme on Population-Environment Change. She is the author of How Population Change Will Transform Our World (OUP, 2019) This is a free event, but please register if you would like to attend. Seating is unallocated. For more information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01865 333 623 or email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk 

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