Alumni Lecture – 10 years since the crash

Join us for the annual Alumni Lecture entitled 10 years since the crash. Three speakers will bring their own academic disciplines to bear on the topic.

Professor Jonathan Michie, President of Kellogg College, will argue that the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, and the resultant 2009 global recession were caused by the ‘capitalism unleashed’ form of free-market globalisation that had been created from the 1980s onwards, and that what is needed for the next historical epoch is a ‘Global Green New Deal’, to encourage sustainable development. Dr Yasmin Khan will discuss how the last ten years look from the perspective of India, and in the longer context of the region, with emphasis on how free market globalisation is transforming Indian politics and society. Dr Johanna Waters will discuss how we might approach the exacerbation in urban social inequalities from a geographical perspective. She will argue that social inequalities – and particularly poverty and its effects – remain the most pressing issue for which capitalism would seem to have no solution.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The lecture will start at 17:30.

This event is free but booking is required. To book your place, please email indicating your name along with the names of any guests. We often have waiting lists so if you need to cancel your booking it would be appreciated if you could do so as soon as possible in order to allow timely reallocation of spaces.

Please be aware that this event is being photographed. The photographs may be published in official University or College publications and in University or College publicity materials, including University or College affiliated websites and may be circulated to the press and other broadcast media and websites for publication. If you do not wish to appear in the photographs, please speak to the photographer or a member of event staff. Should you have any further queries, please contact Vanessa Hack at

A guest night dinner follows this lecture. Please note that this must be booked separately. Spaces may be available for non-College members who wish to dine at Kellogg. Please send inquiries in the first instance to Monica Popa, Development and Alumni Relations Director, at


Jonathan Michie by Portrait and documentary photographer, John Cairns, based in Oxford UK.Jonathan Michie, Oxford’s Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange, Director of Continuing Education, and President of Kellogg College, has just published An Advanced Introduction to Globalisation (Edward Elgar 2017), and discounted copies of both the hardback and paperback editions will be for sale at the event. Jonathan is a member of Defra’s Economic Advisory Panel; Academy of Social Sciences Fellow; and Chair of the Board of Governors of UWC Atlantic College, and a member of the UWC Council.

Yasmin KhanYasmin Khan is Associate Professor of History at the University of Oxford, based in the Department for Continuing Education and a Fellow of Kellogg College. She was born in London and educated at Oxford. The Great Partition, her first book, was the winner of the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize and has been translated into Urdu and Hindi. She is also the author of The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War (2015). She contributes to the BBC and has written for The Guardian, Prospect magazine and BBC History magazine.

Johanna WatersJohanna Waters is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College. She has previously worked at the Universities of Liverpool and Birmingham. Her research focuses on, amongst other things, the relationship between international/transnational migration and education. She is especially interested in the ways in which young people are able to access educational opportunities through mobilities, and the impact of state borders on education. She is the author of a number of books, including Education, Migration and Cultural Capital in the Chinese Diaspora (2008), Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education (2011, with Rachel Brooks), and Materialities and Mobilities in Education (2017, also with Rachel Brooks).