Lincoln Leads 2020: Who Deserves Access to Aid?

Lincoln College invites you to attend the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2020.

The Ethics seminar in the series explores the question: Who Deserves Access to Aid?

All tickets are free, but must be booked in advance at Eventbrite:

Professor Jordan Raff (Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford)
Dr Sabine Jaccaud (Director of Cambridge Communications, AstraZeneca)
Flurin Caviezel (DPhil, Oncology)

Jacob Moore (MPhil in Economics)

When: Thursday, 12th March, 5.45 – 7pm. Wine Reception from 5.15pm
Where: Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, Turl St, Oxford


The Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2020 takes place on Thursday evenings during Hilary term at Lincoln College, Oxford. Each panel features an Alumnus/na, a Fellow, and a Student of the College, who will respond to a topical question linked to their research or professional experience. Following a wine reception at 5pm, each seminar will start at 5.45pm, culminating in a lively Q&A session. We have a fantastic group of panellists scheduled for the series, who aim to invite non-specialist audiences into their spheres of expertise. We therefore hope that you are eager to join them in conversation, and learn more about the exciting and diverse research connected to Lincoln.

Further details of our speakers coming soon.

Margaret Stevens is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow of Lincoln College. She first came to Oxford in the 1970s, to study mathematics at St. Hugh’s College. After completing an M.Sc. in mathematics, she worked as a statistician, and later as a secondary school teacher, before returning to Oxford in 1989 to study economics at Nuffield College. She finished her doctorate in 1993, and has been involved in teaching and research in Oxford ever since. As well as the “core” subjects of microeconomics and macroeconomics, she teaches labour economics, public economics and economic theory.

Shawn Landres was a Keith Murray Scholar at Lincoln College, where he read Social Anthropology. His undergraduate degree is from Columbia, and he earned a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is immediate Past Chair of the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission and the current chair of its Productivity Investment Board, the nation’s oldest and largest local government innovation fund. He is also the Vice-Chair of the City of Santa Monica Planning Commission and previously chaired Santa Monica’s Social Services Commission. A widely published researcher and social entrepreneur recognized for his leadership on philanthropy and social innovation, he is co-founder of Jumpstart Labs, a nonprofit research & design lab, and a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Imogen previously studied for a BA in History at Jesus College, Oxford. She then studied for an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, also at the University of Oxford and is now a DPhil student at the Department of International Development. Her research interests centre on humanitarian relief and its impact on the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. She concentrates on the role of non-state actors in humanitarian emergencies at sea, with a specific focus on the involvement of NGOs in Search and Rescue operations.