Research has the potential to change the ways we think and act in political, social and cultural life. But what privileges and responsibilities are linked to working at the forefront of human knowledge? What does it mean to be a good and wise thought leader?
The Thought Leaders programme brings postgraduate students together in a diverse learning community to consider the purpose of their research; who they hope to become as they study and begin their career; the role they can play as researchers and intellectuals in political, social and cultural life; and the opportunities they have for serving the common good.
The programme will run over Hilary term and will include discussions with a community of likeminded peers, personal mentoring and conversations with invited academics and leading intellectuals.
Oxford postgraduates will go on to hold positions of responsibility all over the world and in many different spheres of life. What is the nature of global leadership in the twenty-first century? What personal qualities are required to lead in a way that best serves the public good?
The Oxford Global Leadership Initiative, an integrated research and practical project run in conjunction with the University, seeks to explore these questions. We will be gathering a group of motivated postgraduates representing different nationalities, leadership cultures, academic disciplines and philosophical and religious traditions, to form a global leadership learning community. This select group will benefit from interaction with one another, be mentored by a proven leader in their field, and learn from exceptional guest speakers at a series of dinners in Hilary and Trinity term.
Join us for drinks to hear more about both initiatives and meet alumni from previous years as well as others who are keen to be involved.
Places are limited. Please register here to attend this event.