Thursday March 12th 2020, 5:45pm – 7pm – CANCELED DUE TO THE FIRST WAVE OF COVID-19

Oakeshott Room, Berrow Foundation Building, Lincoln College, Oxford.



Margaret Stevens is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow of Lincoln College. She first came to Oxford in the 1970s, to study mathematics at St. Hugh’s College. After completing an M.Sc. in mathematics, she worked as a statistician, and later as a secondary school teacher, before returning to Oxford in 1989 to study economics at Nuffield College. She finished her doctorate in 1993, and has been involved in teaching and research in Oxford ever since. As well as the “core” subjects of microeconomics and macroeconomics, she teaches labour economics, public economics and economic theory.


Shawn Landres was a Keith Murray Scholar at Lincoln College, where he read Social Anthropology. His undergraduate degree is from Columbia, and he earned a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is immediate Past Chair of the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission and the current chair of its Productivity Investment Board, the nation’s oldest and largest local government innovation fund. He is also the Vice-Chair of the City of Santa Monica Planning Commission and previously chaired Santa Monica’s Social Services Commission. A widely published researcher and social entrepreneur recognized for his leadership on philanthropy and social innovation, he is co-founder of Jumpstart Labs, a nonprofit research & design lab, and a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.


Imogen Dobie previously studied for a BA in History at Jesus College, Oxford. She then studied for an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, also at the University of Oxford and is now a DPhil student at the Department of International Development. Her research interests centre on humanitarian relief and its impact on the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. She concentrates on the role of non-state actors in humanitarian emergencies at sea, with a specific focus on the involvement of NGOs in Search and Rescue operations.



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