Conference Descriptions 1988 - 2007

Previous Trust Conferences and Senior Fellows

67. Meeting Social Need: what can be achieved by social entrepreneurs, corporate citizens and business in general? Goodenough College, London and St. George's House, Windsor Castle, October 2008

66. Managing Migration: the neglected face of globalization?
Goodenough College, London and Merton College, Oxford, April 2008

65. Encouraging Scientific Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Age: owning knowledge and open source Potsdam, Germany, December 2007
Jason Pontin, Editor, MIT Technology Review
Shereen El-Feki, International Editor, MIT Technology Review

64. Population and Health: facing up to the future 
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, October/November 2007
Professor Dr James Vaupel Executive Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Professor Dr Gabriele Doblhammer-Reiter, Co-Director, Rostock Centre for the Study of Demographic Change

63. Climate change: science, politics and the management of uncertainty
Merton College, Oxford, September 2007
John Elkington, Founder and Chief Entrepreneur, SustainAbility

62. Study tour to Ukraine: What have been the consequences of the Orange Revolution? Kiev and Crimea, September/October 2006
Tour Leaders: Baroness Smith, the John Smith Memorial Trust; John Lotherington, Director, 21st Century Trust

61. The Genetics Revolution Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton nr. Cambridge, August 2006
Professor Martin Bobrow, University of Cambridge

60. Where is globalization heading? Parliament of Karnataka, Bangalore, India, May 2006
Professor Tim Shaw, Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London

59. The challenge of HIV/AIDS: thinking further ahead Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, July 2005
Dr Shereen El Feki, Healthcare Correspondent, The Economist
Robin Gorna, HIV/AIDS Team Leader, DFID

58. Politics and Ethnicity: communities, the state and managing changing relationships Merton College, Oxford, April 2005
Neal Ascherson, Author and Journalist

57. Global Governance: scenarios for the future Madingley Hall, Cambridge, October 2004
Dr Michael Williams, Special Adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary; formerly with the UN and with Amnesty International

56. Disease and Security Villa Monastero, Lake Como, Italy, April/May 2004
Professor Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

55. History, Policy, and Identity Madingley Hall, Cambridge, October 2003
Neal Ascherson, Author and Journalist

54. The Future of Higher Education: dilemmas and opportunities Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, July/August 2003
Baroness Diana Warwick, Chief Executive of Universities UK

53. Global Civil Society: expectations, capacities, and the accountability of international NGOs Merton College, Oxford, March/April 2003
Dr Michael Williams, Special Adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary; formerly with the UN and with Amnesty International

52. Corporate Social Responsibility: rethinking the role of corporations in a globalizing world Madingley Hall, Cambridge, October 2002
Sir Geoffrey Owen, Director of Business Policy Programme, London School of Economics

51. Culture, National Identity, and Public Policy: what role should governments and business play in the arts? Villa Monastero, Lake Como, Italy, September 2002
Lord Claus Moser, Chairman, British Museum Development Trust

50. Security, Independence and Liberty after September 11: balancing competing claims Klingenthal Castle, near Strasbourg, May 2002
Dr Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

49. The Precautionary Principle: risk, regulation and politics Merton College, Oxford, April 2002
Dr Ragnar Lofstedt, King's College London and Harvard School of Public Health

48. Human Rights as Collective Rights: benefits and pitfalls Madingley Hall, Cambridge, October/November 2001
Neal Ascherson, Journalist and Author

47. The Economic, Political and Social Implications of the Internet: just how radical will they be? Endicott House, MIT, Boston, United States, June/July 2001

46. Rethinking Security for the 21st Century Merton College, Oxford, March 2001
Dr Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

45. Ending Anarchy? International Rule and Reconstruction After Conflict Madingley Hall, Cambridge, October 2000
Dr Michael C Williams, Special Adviser to Foreign Secretary, Foreign Office, London

44. The Knowledge Society: Changing the shape of education for the 21st century Klingenthal Castle, near Strasbourg, September 2000
Sir Claus Moser, Chancellor, Keele University

43. Asia-Pacific Economic and Security Scenarios for 2020 Keidanren Guest House, Near Mount Fuji, Japan, May 2000
Sir John Boyd, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, British Ambassador to Japan 1992-95
Professor Heizo Takenaka, President of The Tokyo Foundation

42. Science, Risk and the Regulation of New Technologies Merton College, Oxford, March/April, 2000
Professor Heinz Wolff, Brunel University

41. Globalization: Challenges and Discontents Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, September 1999
Dominique Moïsi, Deputy Director, Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Paris

40. The Future of the Nation State Klingenthal Castle, near Strasbourg, June 1999
Robert Cooper, Foreign Office, London; author of The Post-Modern State and the World Order

39. Study Tour of the Baltic States and St Petersburg: a post-imperial renaissance? Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Lahemaa National Park, Narva, St Petersburg May 1999
Tour Leader: Sir Michael Weir, Director, 21st Century Trust

38. Media power and responsibility: the role of the fourth estate in the 21st century St Edmund Hall, Oxford, March 1999
Michael Ignatieff, Author and Broadcaster

37.The International Community and its Role in Preventing, Managing and Resolving Conflict Madingley Hall, Cambridge, September 1998
Sir Marrack Goulding, Warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford, formerly Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations where he was responsible for peace-keeping (1986-1993) and Political Affairs (1993-1997)

36.Corruption and Its Victims - Business, Government, Society
The Search for Higher Standards

Queens' College, Cambridge, July 1998
George Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Transparency International (UK)

35.New Debates in Disarmament : Nuclear and Other Weapons
Klingenthal Castle, near Strasbourg, May/June 1998
Dr Lynn E. Davis, RAND Corporation, formerly US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs 1993-1997

34.Genetics, Identity and Justice
Merton College, Oxford, March/April 1998
Professor Ronald Dworkin, Professor of Jurisprudence, Oxford University, and Professor of Law, New York University

33.Study Tour of South Africa and Namibia: challenges of political and economic reconstruction into the 21st Century Johannesburg - Durban - Cape Town - Windhoek, October/November 1997
Tour Leader: Sir Michael Weir

32.Ethnic Conflict in the Wider Europe: causes, preventions, cures
Klingenthal Castle, near Strasbourg, June 1997
Neal Ascherson, The Independent on Sunday

31.Islam and the West: clashpoints and dialogues
Forte Grand Hotel, Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, February 1997
Professor A W Elmessiri, formerly of Ain Shams University, Cairo
Mr Edward Mortimer, Financial Times, London

30.The Ethical and Economic Implications of Human Genetic Research
Madingly Hall, Cambridge, September 1996
Professor Heinz Wolff, Brunel University

29. The European Union: Model of Political Evolution or Faltering Experiment?
Klingenthal Castle, Alsace, June 1996
Mr Ian Davidson, Financial Times, London

28. Unemployment and New Patterns of Work in the Digital Age
Queens' College, Cambridge, March 1996
Dr Vincent Cable, Chief Economist, Shell International, London

27. Managing the world: new steps towards global governance
Madingley Hall, Cambridge, October 1995
Professor Fred Halliday, International Relations, LSE, London

26. Population Growth, Health and Development: Problems & Prospects for the 21st Century
Merton College, Oxford, September 1995
Professor John Cleland, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor Adetokunbo Lucas, Professor of International Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

25. European Union: The Politics of Enlargement
Klingenthal Castle, Alsace, June 1995
Mr Neal Ascherson, The Independent on Sunday, London

24. The Communications Revolution
Queens' College, Cambridge, March/April 1995
Mr Andrew Adonis, Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, London

23. Gender and Development in the 21st Century: maintaining the momentum
Neemrana Palace Fort Hotel, Neemrana, India, November 1994
Dr Vina Mazumdar, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi
Ms Susan Joekes, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University

22. What is a nation? The limits of self-determination
Klingenthal Castle, Alsace, August/September 1994
Mr Edward Mortimer, Financial Times, London

21. Culture and Imperialism: The Legacy and The Challenge
St John's College, Cambridge, June/July 1994
Professor Edward Said, Professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York City

20. The Future of the Welfare State
Swan Hotel, Alton, Hampshire, January 1994
Dr Martin Jacques, formerly editor of Marxism Today and founder of Demos

19. Brave New World: Education Policy for the 21st Century
Madingley Hall Cambridge, September 1993
Sir Christopher Ball, formerly Warden of Keble College, Oxford

18. National Identity, Integration and Disintegration in Europe: the Future of the Nation State
Klingenthal Castle, Alsace, June/July 1993
Professor Dr Hagen Schulze, Professor of Modern History at the University of the German Armed Forces, Munich
Dr William Wallace, St Antony's College, Oxford

17. International Markets and State Sovereignty: Rules for the Global Economy
St John's College Cambridge, March/April 1993
Dr Michael Aho, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
Mr Jim Rollo, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London

16. Scenarios for a New Power System in the Asia-Pacific Region: Global Implications
The Swan Hotel, Alton, Hampshire January 1993
Dr Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Director of the Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

15. Prospects for action on the Environment and Development after the Earth Summit Madingley Hall, Cambridge, September 1992.
Mr Richard Sandbrook, Executive Director of the International Institute of Environment & Development, London
Professor Konrad von Moltke, Environment Studies at Dartmouth College, USA

14. Urban Regeneration and the Management of Cities
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, July 1992
Professor Robin Hambleton, City and Regional Planning Dept. , University of Wales, UK
Professor Helmut Wollman, Free University, Berlin

13. The Implications of Population Growth in the Developing World and the Prospects for a Slowdown
Worcester College, Oxford, April 1992
Dr Heather Joshi, Centre of Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
Dr Fred Sai, President of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ghana

12. The Role of Religious Revivalism in Contemporary Politics: Is it compatible with a Liberal World Order?
The Swan Hotel, Alton, January 1992
Mr Ian Linden, General Secretary of the Catholic Institute of International Relations, London
Mr Edward Mortimer, Financial Times, London

11. Liberal Democracy and Free Market Capitalism: Global Panacea or Western Interest?
Madingley Hall, Cambridge, September 1991
Professor Fred Halliday, International Relations at LSE, London
Professor Dr Michael Stürmer, Director of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik at Ebenhausen, Germany

10. The Migration Question: What is to be done about it?
Madingley Hall, Cambridge, July 1991
Ms Doris Meissner, Director of Immigration Policy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington
Mr Alfred Dubbs, Director of the British Refugee Council, London

9. Human Rights in International Relations
Worcester College, Oxford, April 1991
Professor Kevin Boyle, Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK
Ambassador Olara Otunnu, President of the International Peace Academy, New York

8. Communications and the Public Interest
Madingley Hall, Cambridge, September 1990
Mr Colin Bell, BBC Scotland, UK
Mrs Meg Gottemoeller, President of the World Information Corporation, New York

7. After the Cold War: What Kind of Europe?
Wadham College, Oxford, July 1990
Dr Lynn Davis, Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute, Washington
Dr Josef Joffe, Foreign Editor of the Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

6. International Environment Policy and Development Needs
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, April 1990
Professor Konrad von Moltke, Environment Studies at Dartmouth College, USA
Mr Richard Sandbrook, Executive Director of the International Institute for Environment & Development, London

5. Rethinking Development
Madingley Hall, Cambridge, January 1990
Professor Andre Beteille, Sociology at the University of Delhi
Mr Stanley Please, World Bank Consultant, Washington

4. Losing Control: Rethinking Strategies in an Interdependent World
Cumberland Lodge, July 1989
Professor Lincoln Bloomfield, Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Mr David Thomson, Director of the British Invisible Exports Council, London

3. Thinking Ahead About Human Rights
Worcester College, Oxford, April 1989
Ambassador Olara Otunnu, President, International Peace Academy, New York
Professor John Vincent (d. 1991) formerly Lecturer in International Relations at LSE, London

2. The Future of European Security: Rethinking Grand Strategy to meet the Gorbachev Challenge
Herstmonceux Castle, September 1988
Dr Lynn Davis, Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute, Washington
Dr Josef Joffe, Foreign Editor of the Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

1. Privatisation: When does it make Sense?
Cumberland Lodge, July 1988
Dr Roger Leeds, Centre for Business and Government, Harvard University, USA
Mr David Thompson, Economic Advisor to the UK Department of Transport, London