Univ is proud to support three highly respected and well-known research projects and programmes: The Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption, The Global Economic Governance Programme and the University College Oxford Blockchain Research Centre.
Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption
A three-year programme convening senior anti-corruption officials from countries worldwide to develop and test a new generation of strategies to entrench public integrity, The Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption are a joint undertaking with the Blavatnik School of Government.
With public anger over government corruption at a fever pitch in many countries, and official efforts to uproot cultures of corruption frustratingly stalled, governments everywhere need a new set of strategies.
The Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption will convene a consistent group of 15 senior officials, all known as effective and innovative leaders of anti-corruption institutions. Together with a small group of faculty and expert journalists, the officials participating in the Sessions will survey the field, debate the priorities for innovation, and develop and test a set of new strategies for strengthening integrity in government institutions and dislodging entrenched corruption.
The Sessions are generously supported by the Chandler Foundation.
The Sessions will convene the officials, scholars and journalists in-person on four occasions, in January and July of 2022 and 2023, pursuing an agenda that they set in July 2021. Each of the 15 officials will co-author a paper describing ideas and practices that could transform the field. Each paper will be co-authored by two members of the Sessions, with five draft papers discussed at each of the first three in-person meetings. In July 2023, the discussions will return to the full set of ideas and designs, most by then having been tested in practice.
The Blavatnik School of Government and partners will distribute the finished papers worldwide, and the papers will form the basis of a set of curricular materials on integrity and corruption, available without charge to training institutions everywhere. The papers will be jointly edited by the Session chair, Professor Christopher Stone, and by a post-doctoral research associate selected in early June 2021.
Further details and updates can be found at bsg.ox.ac.uk
The Global Economic Governance Programme
The Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG) was established in 2003 to foster research and debate into how global markets and institutions can better serve the needs of people in developing countries. We are a research programme with a core group of scholars based in Oxford and a network of academics and practitioners across developed and developing countries, co-hosted by University College and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
The three core objectives of the Programme are:
- to conduct and foster research into international organizations and markets as well as new public-private governance regimes
- to create and develop a network of scholars and policy-makers working on these issues
- to influence debate and policy in both the public and the private sector in developed and developing countries
GEG hosts the Global Leaders Fellowship Programme which brings outstanding post-doctoral scholars from developing and emerging countries to Oxford for one year to work in GEG, followed by one year at Princeton University.
The Programme has been made possible through the generous support of Old Members of University College. Its research projects are funded primarily by the Ford Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Further details see geg.ox.ac.uk
University College Oxford Blockchain Research Centre
University College Oxford Blockchain Research Centre is an initiative of University College Oxford (Univ), led by Professor Bill Roscoe a fellow of Univ since 1983 and former head of Oxford University Computer Science Department.
University College Oxford Blockchain Research Centre Vision:
It is possible to use blockchain and related technologies to create a securer, fairer and more transparent decentralized society that transcends national boundaries while respecting local laws and regulations.
For further details see blockchain.univ.ox.ac.uk