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Developments in the University of Oxford Social Sciences Division and the plan to establish a Southeast Asian Studies Centre
January 19 @ 07:50 UTC+8
We’re delighted to bring to you a talk by Professor Sarah Whatmore who will be providing the insights to the developments in the University of Oxford Social Sciences Division and the plan to establish a Southeast Asian Studies Centre.
Sarah Whatmore is Professor of Environment and Public Policy at the University of Oxford, and currently Head of its Social Sciences Division. She is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Geographical Society, and advises the UK government and parliament in a number of capacities: as a member of the Science Advisory Council to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) (2015- ) and Chair of its Social Science Expert Group (2017- ); as a member of the Science Advisory Group to the Cabinet Office’s National Flood Resilience Review (2016), and as a member of the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (2016- ). Her research focuses on understanding the relationship between environmental science and governance and the challenges associated with policy-makers’ increasing reliance on the techniques of computer modelling in their efforts to manage the environmental hazards and risks associated with climate change.
This is a great opportunity to be up close and personal with Prof Whatmore.