Establishment of the Dame Louise Richardson Chair in Global Security

The Dame Louise Richardson Chair in Global Security, based at the Blavatnik School, will build on the School’s expertise in international law, economics, philosophy and government, and its wide-ranging engagement with leading scholars and practitioners on issues from cyber security to reducing state fragility. Focused on critical priorities in global security such as the proliferation of nuclear weapons, terrorism, ethics of warfare and international law, the Chair will lead global collaborative research and build on the School’s growing outreach to current public leaders through short courses and global workshops. The Dame Louise Richardson Chair in Global Security will enable the University more powerfully to bring together research across departments to contribute to global security policy.

Opening words
The Chancellor of the University of Oxford, The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government

Professor Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law, Blavatnik School of Government; Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC)

Ciaran Martin, Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations, Blavatnik School of Government; former Chief Executive of the UK National Cyber Security Centre

17:00 – 18:00 launch event and panel discussion: A dangerous world – The future of global security
18:00 – 19:00 drinks reception