Meeting Minds Global 2021

From Oxford to the Three Capitals: Oxonian Leadership in North America

The Three Capitals series between the Oxford University Societies in Ottawa, Mexico City, and Washington DC is coming to Meeting Minds Global 2021.

Meeting Minds Global is a week-long series of online sessions, created by the University’s alumni offices in Hong Kong, New York, Oxford, and Tokyo.  It enables Oxonians and friends of Oxford from across the world to come together, share ideas, and celebrate our shared bond.

The Three Capitals’ contribution will be to bring together three exceptional North American leaders, from three entirely different walks of life, to address the question, “What did your time at Oxford mean to your personal development as a leader, and how did it enable you to exercise leadership in North America?”

Date: Monday, 12 April 2021
Time: 17h30 Ottawa (16h30 Mexico City, 17h30 Washington DC)
Registration: At Meeting Minds Global

Our three speakers will be: from Canada, Astrid Guttmann, Chief Science Officer for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; from Mexico, Alejandro Ramírez, CEO of Cinépolis; and from the United States, Ebonique Boyd, Executive Director of NEXXXT.

The University is charging a modest £10 registration fee to participate in the full week of Meeting Mind Global activities, to help defray the costs of the event.

Webinar with Mark Carney

A Three Capitals webinar with the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

We are delighted to announce the third instalment of our Three Capitals Webinars series with the Oxford University Societies in Mexico City and Washington DC.

Mark Carney (St Peter’s and Nuffield) will speak to us on “The UN private finance agenda: how to ensure every financial system takes climate change into account”.

Mr Carney currently serves as the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance.  Earlier in his career, he served as the Governor of the Bank of Canada, then Governor of the Bank of England.

Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Time: 10h00 Ottawa (09h00 Mexico City, 10h00 Washington DC)
Registration: At Zoom Webinars

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time.  Countries everywhere are struggling with competing pressures to address long-term existential climate risks on the one hand, and to meet immediate-term economic imperatives on the other.  Is it possible for markets to internalise the costs of climate change, so economic forces foster climate action?

As always, registration is free, but places are limited, and will be allocated first-come-first-served.