All Upcoming Alumni Events

Darwin Zoom Events Series 2021 

Listed below are our first Alumni Zoom events of the 2021 Series. Please keep checking in as more will be listed when confirmed.  Invitations with zoom links will be sent out to the relevant groups a few weeks before the event. However, all alumni can attend any of these events, so if you are interested but aren't in the suggested co-hort, please email and we will send you details.

Past Talks:

If you would like a recording of any of the past talks please email us with the title(s) of the talk(s)

  • ‘Did Biden's Election Save U.S. Democracy?' Professor Jennifer Piscopo
  • 'Marginalized and Underserved Populations, COVID 19 and Health Inequities.' Dr Anne Andermann
  • 'The Future of Democratic Policing.' Professor Lawrence Sherman
  • 'The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know.' Professor Scott Shackelford
  • 'Antarctic Tourism – its Impacts and Benefits.' Professor David Macdonald
  • 'Understanding how COVID-19 vaccines work: Challenges and Opportunities' Professor Ann Ager

Upcoming Talks:


Sunday 23rd May: 'Too Important to be left to Lawyers: Rule of Law for International Development'The speaker is Darwin alumnus Arthur Graham. Arthur is Head of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Department at the OSCE Mission to Serbia, with a portfolio which includes judicial reform, economic crime and anticorruption, human rights in criminal justice, legality in public administration, and war crimes trial monitoring. He has been in that position since 2016, after serving as Acting Head of Department with OSCE Albania.  Since 1999, Arthur has been supporting people and governments, strengthening civil society and nascent institutions, as they strive for a just society. Working with the UN and other international organizations, from Albania to Afghanistan, he delivers programmes across both established practice fields, such as anti-corruption, and emerging areas, such as public legal education. In his earlier career in government, Arthur promoted citizen engagement in both the making and the implementation of laws.    

Future Events:

The events listed below are not yet open for booking, however, if you want further details please click the date of the event you are interested in.  You will be re-directed to an email form, please fill in your name and years at College in the message body, the Alumni Office will contact you more information within two working days.

June 2021:

Sunday 13th June: 'The Fork in the Road: Can the US Sharply Reduce its Dependence on Oil and Gas?'  The speaker is Darwin alumni Ned Farquhar. Ned served as Deputy Assistant Secretary (land and minerals management) of the Interior Department under President Barack Obama, and as Senior Energy Advisor to former US Energy Secretary and United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson when he was Governor of New Mexico, a major oil-producing state.  His energy experience includes decades of governmental and non-profit energy analysis and advocacy throughout the western United States and in the northeast.  His thesis at the Scott Polar Research Institute analyzed impacts of Federal land and energy policy in Alaska during the 1970s, after the confirmation of the Prudhoe oil field, the largest in North America, in the late 1960s.



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