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Building Information Society with Innovation James Martin 21st Century School It is likely that the 21st century will be an unusually challenging one in the history of mankind. In particular, it will involve finding the solution to a series of risks and problems, some of which have the potential to threaten the future of humanity itself Oxford will be at the forefront of the work to find these solutions The focus of the School is on stimulating Oxford's research overall, by giving the University's scholars the resources and the time to think imaginatively and positively about the problems and the opportunities that the future will bring
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Building Information Society with Innovation JM C21 Operating Principles Initiating new research and encouraging members of the University to take up new areas and styles of thinking, through seminar series and conferences Operating a Research Grant programme that will stimulate innovative Research Institutes Having an influential institutional presence that starts with a high-profile Director, a small secretariat and a number of Fellows, and expands to become a pivotal part of the University Tapping into and helping expand Oxford's ability to train world leaders through close liaison with the James Martin­funded World Education Institute and through adding modules, by agreement, to a number of key Master's degrees and leadership programmes
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Building Information Society with Innovation JM C21 School Principles Innovation in the 21st century: ­ Open ­ Collaborative ­ Multi-disciplinary ­ Global Key Factors Driving Change ­ The massive shift in demographics ­ The dynamics of a flattening world ­ The unpredictability and impact of change Large­ overlap with IBM's Global Innovation Outlook programme
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James Martin School Institutes...
e-Horizons Institute ­ Conduct research on the coming breakthroughs in e-Science that could have wider social and economic implications in other sectors of society ­ Use e-Science/e-Research as a `window' to the future ­ Build a cross-disciplinary team, hold high profile meetings, disseminate findings James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation ­ Identify and understand those technologies of most significant impact over the next 10 to 50 years ­ Exert leverage through teaching and policy outreach to effect appropriate change ­ Take the lead in drawing together cross-disciplinary work from others in the 21 Century School Ethics of the New Biosciences ­ Conduct research, influence law and public policy, educate scientists, professionals and public on ethical issues related to the New Biosciences, focusing on ethical issues in stem cell science, cloning, artificial reproduction, the new genetics and cognitive sciences ­ "Science in the 21st Century may radically and profoundly change human life. Without practical ethics, our knowledge of what we can do will rapidly outstrip our understanding of what we should do"
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...James Martin School Institutes... Emergent Infections of Humans ­ Mathematical Models of the evolution and epidemiology of influenza, HIV, Hepatitis C and Dengue Fever. Experimental studies of the within host evolution of HIV and Hepatitis C Ageing ­ Establish an internationally recognised research group to address the challenges of demographic ageing in both the more developed and developing worlds. Research is currently undertaken in Europe, Africa and Asia, themes include: ­ Ageing Workforces, extending working life and age discrimination; Migration in Response to Population Ageing; Social Security and Intergenerational Fairness; Future of Retirement Future of the Mind ­ Harness new technologies to maximise the potential of each individual and safeguard their individuality ­ Consider the influence of technology upon our minds when they are at their most vulnerable during their development and then, as we age, during their decline through "natural" and pathological processes
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Building Information Society with Innovation ...James Martin School Institutes Future of Humanity Three broad research areas: ­ Human enhancement (technology, ethics, social impacts); global catastrophic risks (assessment, policy challenges); future of intelligent life (methodology, modelling anticipated technologies) `The FHI aims to become humanity's best effort at understanding and evaluating its own long-term prospects" International Migration Contribute to understanding of the mechanisms of current and future global migration dynamics: ­ Build expertise; Develop new methodologies; Generate new knowledge; Inform policy and practice Environmental Change ­ Focus on improving climate policy and environmental governance for the 21st century in order to reduce the risks of climate change and promote sustainable management of resources such as water and biodiversity World Education ­ Provide young leaders with international volunteer service opportunities framed by a global dialog on ethics and membership in an emerging global community, with each volunteer service offering designed to provide an individual and a community with specific and visible outcomes matched to their needs and capabilities ­ Link participants and communities into a global network of like-minded individuals who share a long-term commitment to promoting international understanding and co-operation. Create the first step to life-long participation in a global civil society dedicated to bringing about changes that are needed for all of humanity to thrive, no less survive, in the 21st century
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e-Horizons Institute - Vision
Work to examine the role large­scale online information and communication technology (ICT) networks are having on breakthroughs that enable transformations not only in scientific research and communication but also in other arenas of society, from commerce and public services to everyday household and entertainment activities Track critical ICT innovations in e-Science/e-Research ­ Enhance sustainability of e-Science ­ Explore new arenas for e-Research Build a multidisciplinary network of engineers, e­Scientists, computer scientists and social scientists at Oxford and other world centres of eScience research to identify and explore the potentially most significant ICT­ related breakthroughs that can be expected at the University and other world centres of e­Science research over the next 10 to 20 years Anticipate consequences of greater emphasis on "Innovation" Hold key events in Oxford to explore issues; report and disseminate Engage with media to focus attention on future Build on areas of overlap with other JM C21 Institutes
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Building Information Society with Innovation e-Horizons Institute - Status and Future James Martin Fellows appointed: ­ Ralph Schroeder and Matthijs den Besten Meetings held: ­ Ethical, Legal and Institutional Dynamics in e-Science: the case of e-DiaMoND; 2 Dec 2005 ­ Ethics in e-Science; 12 Dec 2005 ­ The Future of the Web (Tim Berners-Lee); 14 Mar 2006 ­ http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1747327,00.html ­ The Science of the Web; 15 Mar 2006 Future: ­ Global Innovation Outlook meeting with IBM in Oxford ­ http://www-306.ibm.com/e-business/ondemand/us/innovation/gio.shtml ­ Articulate e-Horizons research strategy ­ Consolidate relationships with C21 School, University, and national and international colleagues ­ Recruit further researchers through research bids ­ Plan future meeting programme ­ World Wide Web of Science: Emerging Global Sources of Expertise http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/?rq=escience#WWWSci ­ Embedding e-Science Applications - Designing and Managing for Usability EPSRC funded, led by Marina Jirotka et al.
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Building Information Society with Innovation James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization - Vision The James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization will identify science and technology issues critical in shaping the future of the world civilization It will conduct research to help humanity to shape a brighter future for itself and the natural environment on which it depends It will influence the course of technological and social change through the engagement of highest quality scholarship with key decision makers in business, government and civil society Its fellowship programme will bring together leading scholars and practitioners around the world Its symposium will become a world forum on science and civilization and its teaching programme will train future generations of world leaders
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James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization - Status and Future Fellows appointed: ­ Ariane Koenig, Felix Reed-Tsochas, Albert McGill, Michael Thompson, Chris Caswill, Jerome Ravetz, Marco Verweij, Daniel Sarewitz, Mary Douglas, Marc Ventresca, Eamonn Molloy ­ Current Research students: Samuel Evans, Christian Toennesen, Tarek Cheniti, Ju-Min Wong, Terence Heng Meetings held: ­ Technology and Democracy Series, October 2004 ­ Globalization in Practice: STS perspectives on the everyday life of globalisation, January 2005 ­ Tomorrow's Technology and Society Series, April and October 2005 ­ Humanities and the Future of Humanity, January 2006 ­ World Forum 14-17 March 2006, See http://www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk Future: ­ Policy Foresight Programme ­ Future of Agriculture, June 2006 ­ Researching Inequality through Science and Technology (ResIST) project inaugural meeting, June 2006 ­ World Forum 2008 ­ Visiting Fellowships 06-07: Keith Culver, Tim Hoff, Nathan Hultman, Ken Richards, Roger Pielke Jnr, Daniel Sarewitz
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Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences- Vision To identify and critically analyse ethical issues and problems arising in the new biosciences. ­ Object: To provide knowledge and practical strategies to enable people to: (1) lead better lives; (2) reason more critically for themselves about ethical issues ­ Methodology: (1) sound analytic philosophy; (2)interdisciplinary collaboration in the humanities and sciences and the use of relevant empirical research; (3) seamless collaboration with scientists and medical professionals ­ Strategy: Proactive as well as reactive, constructive as well as obstructive ­ BEP will identify strategies to facilitate good scientific development as well as identifying the limits to research ­ Outreach: The Program will have a global and broad impact on practice through internationally peer reviewed academic publication, stimulating rational public debate through popular media, informing political debate and influencing the policy development ­ Outcome: The Program will provide researchers, clinicians and the general public with relevant ethical expertise, insights and approaches to use in their own current and future activities
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Building Information Society with Innovation Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences- Status and Future James Martin Fellows ­ Senior Research Fellow: Dr Matthew Liao ­ Junior Research Fellow: Dr Mark Sheehan Past ­ Teaching: Three terms of 21st Century Advanced Research Seminars ­ Presentations at: Transnational Cooperation in Stem Cell Research, Hinxton; Harvard/ Oxford seminar, video link; World Forum, Oxford; Sports Ethics Debate, Princeton Future ­ Publications: At least two books as well as articles in the best relevant journals. Forthcoming: "Good science requires good ethics" ­ Analysis of the case of Woo Suk Hwang ­ Conferences: Joint conference with FHI, Oxford October 2006; Anglo-German Conference and book, Jena, Germany, Feb 2007 ­ Public Lectures: Loane Skene on genetic screening, May 2006; Jeff McMahan on stem cell research May 2006 ­ Collaborative Network: International/national collaborators, via email and web, to include Enhance Project, and Centre for applied philosophy and Public Ethics
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Building Information Society with Innovation Institute for Emergent Infections of Humans - Vision Work to understand the underlying processes that drive the emergence and spread of novel human infectious diseases A multi-disciplinary team of biologists, mathematicians and clinicians are studying recently emerged infections and using the knowledge thus gained to anticipate challenges that will be posed by novel emergent infections in the 21st century Develop a coherent body of theoretical and experimental work that investigates the interacting processes of evolution and disease transmission in novel emergent infections Build on areas of overlap with other JM C21 Institutes
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Building Information Society with Innovation Institute for Emergent Infections of Humans - Status and Future James Martin Fellows appointed: ­ Nim Pathy, Konstantin Blyuss, Helen Fryer, Gillian Harcourt Meetings held: ­ DEFRA Science Advisory Council: Epidemic Diseases ­ DEFRA Science Advisory Council: Risk Analysis within DEFRA ­ National Expert Panel for New and Emerging Infections: Rational Analysis of the risks posed by novel emerging pathogens Future: ­ Develop theoretical `flu and HIV models to first publication ­ Establish new collaborations in influenza research ­ Consolidate relationships with C21 School, University, and national and international colleagues ­ Recruit further research students
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Building Information Society with Innovation Oxford Institute of Ageing - Vision The OIA Global Ageing Programme is working to understand the dramatic falls in fertility and mortality throughout the world which is not only leading to a reduction in predicted global maximum population, but also to the rapid ageing of the worlds population The programme comprises three interlinked interdisciplinary research components: ­ Global ageing - to address the global macroeconomic and demographic imbalances which could arise ­ Redefining institutions for ageing societies - extending our research into the requirements for new economic, social and political institutions ­ Longevity and radical life extension - addressing the impact on individuals as they realise the potential of life spans which may take them beyond the 9th or even 10th decade. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the Oxford Institute of Ageing collaborative ventures are currently being developed with a range of 21st Century Institutes
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Building Information Society with Innovation Oxford Institute of Ageing - Status and Future The Oxford Institute of Ageing has already attracted considerable cofunding to match the James Martin benefaction It continues to work with those in academia, the corporate world, governance and policy to extend our understanding of the implication of demographic ageing
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Institute for the Future of the Mind - Vision to conduct laboratory research to investigate the surprising parallels between the molecular and cellular processes of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration. to consider the implications of the development of young minds under influences of unparalleled magnitude such as the use of prescribed and proscribed drugs, information technology and the devices it enables, the prospect of direct braincomputer interfacing, and changes in nutrition. We are considering the questions: ­ What are the influences upon young minds today, and what are the likely influences in the future? ­ What is the evidence that technology is changing the minds of young people, and how can we use this to anticipate future impact? ­ How does civil society view these changes, and the likely impact of future developments? ­ How might technology be acceptably implemented in the future? Similar questions for the ageing mind are also under investigation
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Building Information Society with Innovation Institute for the Future of the Mind - Status and Future Fellows appointed: ­ Martin Westwell, Ellie Dommett, Martina Zimmerman Meetings held: ­ House of Lords debate on the impact of science and technology on learning and education (http://www.futuremind.ox.ac.uk/sub_site/news.php for debate and media coverage) ­ Contribution to DEMOS "Cognitively enhanced classroom" seminar, JMI World Forum and numerous other meetings ­ Many public engagement activities (including IBM Blue Fusion event for schools) Future: ­ Collaboration with Department of Education and Children's Services, South Australian Government ­ Further parliamentary activities, work with a number of government departments (e.g DfES, DTI) and science & technology select committees of both houses. ­ Continuing collaboration with private sector ­ (National) mechanism for assessing learning technologies
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Building Information Society with Innovation Future of Humanity Institute - Vision How anticipated technological developments could affect the human condition Three broad research areas: human enhancement, global catastrophic risks, and methodological issues that arise in the study of big picture issues Multi-disciplinary approach, using scientific research methods, philosophical techniques, ethical analysis, and policy evaluation tools Focus on those questions that are amenable to analysis and where new insights would bring the greatest payoff in terms of improving humanity's ability to navigate its future The FHI also works to facilitate public engagement and informed discussion among stakeholders in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sector
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Future of Humanity Institute - Status and Future James Martin Fellows appointed: ­ Rebecca Roache ­ Theo van Willigenburg Meetings held: ­ James Martin Advanced Research Seminars (weekly) ­ Advanced Methodology Workshop (13 March 2006) Publications: ­ Published in top journals, including Nature, Ethics, Synthese, etc., etc. ­ 2 books in progress with Oxford University Press; etc... Ongoing Research: ­ Evolution heuristics for human enhancement ­ Cognitive enhancement: state-of-the-art ­ Ethics of human enhancement ­ Existential risks (threats to human survival) ­ Status quo bias in applied ethics ­ Nanoethics... Media: ­ Research featured in major international media, incl. television, radio, newspapers, and magazines, and invited high-profile lectures
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Building Information Society with Innovation International Migration Institute - Vision Relating current and future migration patterns with historical trends Linking micro-level understanding of migration to macro-level trends Looking at migration as an integral part of global transformation rather than a problem to be solved Looking to the future by developing scenarios for migration trends taking account of political, economic and demographic trends Approach ­ Interdisciplinary research ­ Consolidate existing research within and beyond Oxford ­ Build partnerships with other research institutions and practitioners ­ Develop new research initiatives ­ Build on areas of overlap with other JM C21 Institutes
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International Migration Institute - Status and Future Three James Martin Research Fellows appointed Develop initial research programme focused on Africa ­ Build a database of migration research and researchers across Africa ­ Detailed review of current migration ­ Establishing links across continent ­ Develop proposals for comparative field studies ­ transit migration, migration and development, itineraries, governance of migration Establish IMI working paper series Launch web portal for migration research at Oxford ­ [email protected] Contributions to conferences ­ IMISCOE, Bellagio Dialogue on Migration, Metropolis, Africa Studies , International Association of Research Universities Workshop October 2006 Africa migration workshop January 2007
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Building Information Society with Innovation Environmental Change Institute - Vision Critically and constructively evaluate the emerging climate policy regime and alternatives for actions beyond the first phase of the Kyoto protocol ­ Use of probabilistic climate model output to examine implications of various mitigation policies for climate risks ­ Assessment of carbon finance and trading schemes (Kyoto, EU, derivatives etc.) in terms of their economic, social and environmental impacts ­ Identification of effective adaptations to climate change ­ Involving new actors in responding to climate change ­ developing countries, local governments, businesses and individuals ­ Improving communication about climate change Assess emerging forms of environmental governance especially the move away from regulation by nation states ­ Rescaling through decentralisation or international institutions ­ Delegation to public-private partnerships and non-governmental organisations ­ Protecting nature through market mechanisms Build on areas of overlap with other JM C21 Institutes
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Building Information Society with Innovation Environmental Change Institute: Status and Future James Martin Fellows appointed: ­ Emily Boyd, Max Boykoff, Dave Frame, Cameron Hepburn, Sam Randalls, Emma Tompkins plus sabbatical fellows Maria Lemos, Timmons Roberts, Scott Prudham Activities: ­ Changing the Climate, Christ Church Oct 05 (encounter between climate scientists and artists to discuss communication of climate change) ­ Monthly `climate breakfasts' for Oxford based climate researchers and others ­ Climateprediction.net (distributed climate modelling project) joins with BBC and reaches 100,000 downloads ­ Substantive contributions to the UK governments Stern review on the Economics of Climate Change and to the draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report Future: ­ Partner with the UK Tyndall Centre on Climate Change to address post 2012 climate policy, decarbonisation, adaptation, development and the impacts of climate change on coastal zones and urban areas ­ Participate in emerging international consortia of research institutes focusing on climate policy and sustainability science ­ Create ECI programme in environmental governance
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Building Information Society with Innovation World Education Institute - Vision "Whatever else education achieves, it must equip young people to take responsibility for our future -- and to find adventure and joy in being global citizens in a time of historic transition."-- James Martin, The Meaning of the 21st Century: Transformation and Survival Through its World Education Corps, the World Education Institute will recruit, train, and deploy volunteers, typically recent college graduates, from both developed and developing countries, for a wide variety of service assignments. Volunteers work with underserved schools and communities worldwide, including school programs, literacy campaigns, and projects in economic development, public health, sustainable agriculture, and environmental conservation. Its core values include: Multinational Service Respect for Host-Country Priorities Building Sustainable Capacity. Creative Use of Digital Technologies Service Learning Strategic Partnerships The WEI will also act as a link between the research agenda of the other JM C21 Institutes and their potential application in different parts of the world
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Building Information Society with Innovation World Education Institute : Status and Future Activities: ­ World Education Corps pilot programme placing volunteers in 12 countries for year-long assignments in 2005-2006, working with the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Future: ­ New World Education Corps volunteer placements in 2006-2007 in China, Sweden, and the Dominican Republic, working with additional model NGOs, including the Earth Charter Initiative, ECOLOGIA, and the DREAM Project. ­ In the fall of 2008, WEC volunteers will have the opportunity to apply for a new servicelearning master's program at Oxford University's Kellogg College. This program, currently under development, will connect the year of WEC service to a second year of academic work in international development at Oxford. Highly selective and drawing its students from all around the world, the WEC master's program is being designed as a training ground for future global leaders and will be affiliated with the JM C21
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Building Information Society with Innovation Summary Opportunity for leading researchers in Oxford to think imaginatively about the challenges and opportunities we face in the 21st Century New resources which make it possible for researchers to focus their expertise within a common theme Facilitate interdisciplinary activities ­ Often very difficult in conventional University structures Enable Oxford University to play a leading role Hopes: ­ Global connections ­ Attract (substantial!) additional funding ­ Collaborate with GIO programme
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e-Horizons Institute Website: http://www.e-horizons.ox.ac.uk/ Directors: Profs Bill Dutton and Paul Jeffreys Collaboration: between Oxford Internet Institute (http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk) and Oxford e-Research Centre (http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/) Team: James Martin Research Fellows, Marina Jirotka, Anne Trefethen, Linda Frankland Summary of activity: ­ Conduct research on the coming breakthroughs in e-Science that could have wider social and economic implications in other sectors of society ­ Use e-Science/e-Research as a `window' to the future ­ Build a cross-disciplinary team, hold high profile meetings, disseminate findings
`e-Research is about global collaboration in key research areas, and the next generation of infrastructure that will enable it.'
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Building Information Society with Innovation James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization Website: http://www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk Director: Prof Steve Rayner Collaboration: Other institutes in the 21 Century School, associate and visiting fellows and international networks Team: James Tansey, Angela Wilkinson, Sue Dopson, Peter Healey, Dan Neyland, Rafael Ramirez, Steve Woolgar, Sara Ward, Clare Ruthven-Stuart, Eleanor Hudson The Institute aims to: ­ Identify and understand those technologies of most significant impact over the next 10 to 50 years ­ Exert leverage through teaching and policy outreach to effect appropriate change ­ Take the lead in drawing together cross-disciplinary work form others in the 21 Century School
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http://www.bep.ox.ac.uk
Director
Professor Julian Savulescu
Collaboration Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford Institute for the Science of the Mind, Enhance
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Dr Matthew Liao, Dr Mark Sheehan, Dr Neil Levy, Dr Steve Clarke, Jo Armitage, Miriam Wood
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Conduct research, influence law and public policy, educate scientists, professionals and public on ethical issues related to the New Biosciences, focusing on ethical issues in stem cell science, cloning, artificial reproduction, the new genetics and cognitive sciences.
"Science in the 21st Century may radically and profoundly change human life. Without practical ethics, our knowledge of what we can do will rapidly outstrip our understanding of what we should do."
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Institute for Emergent Infections of Humans
Website: http://www.emdis.ox.ac.uk
Director: Professor Angela McLean, Zoology Department, Oxford University.
Collaboration: Professor Rodney Phillips, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.
Team: Angela McLean, Sunetra Gupta, Paul Klenerman
­ Nim Pathy ­ Helen Fryer
- Konstantin Blyuss - Gillian Harcourt
Summary of activity: Mathematical models of the evolution and epidemiology of influenza, HIV, Hepatitis C and Dengue Fever. Experimental studies of the within host evolution of HIV and Hepatitis C.
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Oxford Institute of Ageing Website: http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk Director: Sarah Harper Collaboration: The James Martin Global Ageing Programme is part of the Oxford Institute of Ageing Team: Sarah Harper, Kenneth Howse, Andreas Hoff, Isabella Aboderin, Romola Davenport Summary of activity: The Oxford Institute of Ageing is unique among its major competitors in establishing an internationally recognised research group to address the challenges of demographic ageing in both the more developed and developing worlds. Research is currently undertaken in Europe, Africa and Asia, themes include: ­ Ageing Workforces, extending working life and age discrimination ­ Migration in Response to Population Ageing ­ Social Security and Intergenerational Fairness ­ Future of Retirement
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Institute for the Future of the Mind Website: http://www.futuremind.ox.ac.uk Director: Baroness Susan Greenfield Collaboration: Oxford Centre for the Science of the Mind (OXCSOM), DEMOS, Futurelab, Oxford Cognitive Neuroscience education Forum, Royal Institution, other institutes in the 21 Century School, associate and visiting fellows and international networks Private sector collaboration via the Institute for Innovation & Information Productivity Team: Martin Westwell, Ellie Dommett, Martina Zimmerman, plus Cherie Bond, Subhojit Chakraborty, Emma Bailey, Agnieszka Wlodarczyk, Sarah Threllfell Students: Jonathan Allen, Michael Hill, Rozelle Kane The Institute aims to: ­ harness new technologies to maximise the potential of each individual and safeguard their individuality. ­ build on the world­leading expertise on the brain within Professor Greenfield's Oxford laboratory by considering the influence of technology upon our minds when they are at their most vulnerable during their development and then, as we age, during their decline through "natural" and pathological processes.
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Building Information Society with Innovation Future of Humanity Institute Website: http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk Director: Dr. Nick Bostrom Team: Theo van Willigenburg (senior research fellow), Rebecca Roache (junior research fellow), Anders Sandberg (research associate) Summary of activity: Three broad research areas: ­ Human enhancement (technology, ethics, social impacts) ­ Global catastrophic risks (assessment, policy challenges) ­ The future of intelligent life (methodology, modelling anticipated technologies) `The FHI aims to become humanity's best effort at understanding and evaluating its own long-term prospects"
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Building Information Society with Innovation International Migration Institute Website: http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk Directors: Professors Stephen Castles and Steve Vertovec Collaboration: Refugee Studies Centre http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk and Centre on Migration, Policy and Society http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk Team: Oliver Bakewell and Hein de Haas Summary of activity: Contribute to understanding of the mechanisms of current and future global migration dynamics: ­ Build expertise ­ Develop new methodologies ­ Generate new knowledge ­ Inform policy and practice
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Building Information Society with Innovation Environmental Change Institute Website: http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk Director: Professor Diana Liverman Collaborations: Builds on existing research programmes on climate, energy and biodiversity in ECI through crosscutting programmes in policy and governance Team: James Martin 21C Research Fellows Summary of activity: Focus on improving climate policy and environmental governance for the 21st century in order to reduce the risks of climate change and promote sustainable management of resources such as water and biodiversity.
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World Education Institute Website: http://www.worldeducationcorps.org Directors: Dr Thomas Benson and Dr Angus Hawkins Collaborations: Other institutes in the 21 Century School, Kellogg College, international networks Team: Volunteers based throughout the world, working with model NGOs. Summary of activity: The WEC provides young leaders with international volunteer service opportunities framed by a global dialogue on ethics and membership in an emerging global community. Each volunteer service offering is designed to provide an individual and a community with specific and visible outcomes matched to their needs and capabilities. In addition, WEC strives to link participants and communities into a global network of like-minded individuals who share a long-term commitment to promoting international understanding and cooperation. WEC service is the first step to life-long participation in a global civil society dedicated to bringing about changes that are needed for all of humanity to thrive, no less survive, in the 21st century.
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