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first_imgLast week President Atifete Jahjaga of Kosovo visited the University’s Blavatnik School of Government. The lecture, entitled “Kosovo’s Path to Statehood and its European Future”, was witnessed by officials, faculty, staff and some of the School’s first students.The presidential visit follows an EU-brokered accord between Kosovo and Serbia, reached on Friday 19th April, which aims to normalise relations between the states. Kosovo broke from Serbia in 1999 after the Kosovo War, and was overseen by the United Nations for nine years. In February 2008 it declared its independence and has been recognised as an independent state by 96 countries, Serbia not among them.Relations with neighbouring Serbia were described as “cold and unfinished” by the President during her visit, but significant progress has been made with the recent EU agreement and a meeting between President Jahjaga and President Tomislav Nikoliq of Serbia in February.President Jahjaga defined the five year old state as “a country that seeks to build its future without forgetting its difficult past”. The President spoke of the country’s success in moving on from violence and the measures being taken to establish mutual respect between Serbia and its former province. She explained that the country’s major problem of corruption and organised crime was being tackled by the creation of the National Anticorruption Council.As the Balkan Region’s first female Head of State, President Jahjaga asserted that democracy requires “full engagement by all the layers of society”.The Dean of the School, Professor Ngaire Woods, stated, “Here at the School, we talk a great deal about what true leadership requires.   President Jahjaga brought to life what this means in practical terms as a Head of State working to heal the wounds of a difficult past in her country. Everyone who attended her lecture was inspired by her commitment to create a transparent, stable and inclusive society for her people. We were honoured to have her deliver a Leadership Lecture at the Blavatnik School of Government.”A representative of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) called the visit “particularly timely” in light of recent events, and continued to say that “The importance which Oxford attaches to South East Europe is demonstrated by the existence of SEESOX, which studies the region and holds a series of seminars and workshops on it. We invite readers of Cherwell to visit us.”last_img read more

Building a diverse workforce from the STEM up

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first_imgUber’s recent mishaps have shined an uncomfortable but very necessary light on the male-dominated “bro-grammer” culture at many Silicon Valley tech firms.Now in full-on damage control mode, the ride hailing service has opted for transparency, releasing diversity reports that reveal a workforce composition basically on par with its Silicon Valley brethren.As usual, however, the real takeaways reside a few layers below the headlines—and they point to issues that extend well beyond Uber or Silicon Valley.Uber’s 36% ratio of female employees company-wide compares favorably to Google’s 31%. Isolating tech jobs, however, the share of women drops to 15%—lower than the high-teen percentages found at other Silicon Valley bellwethers.Even those troubling figures are likely generous. There’s no set definition of a “tech job,” and I suspect these firms stretch the criteria as wide as they can. (It’s worth noting the stats exclude drivers, which Uber emphatically categorizes as independent contractors.) 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Mesut Ozil is one of three players Arsenal players who have reportedly refused to accept a 12.5% pay cut (Picture: Getty)Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist believes Mesut Ozil has been deliberately damaged by one of his Arsenal teammates following reports that the club’s highest earner has refused to take a 12.5% pay cut. Arsenal chiefs have been embroiled in tense negotiations with the playing staff and head coach Mikel Arteta over the course of the last 10 days, with the club attempting to find ways of offsetting the financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday the club announced that the majority of its playing and coaching staff had accepted a cut, on the condition that any losses incurred would be repaid should Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementSubsequent reports emerged, however, citing Ozil as one of three players who had refused to accept a salary deduction. The 31-year-old earns a reported £350,000-a-week but is said to have wanted to defer a sizable portion of his wages.ADVERTISEMENTOzil has been roundly criticised for his decision, but former Scotland international McCoist believes the Arsenal playmaker has been deliberately hung out to dry and fears the leak only serves to highlight the lack of unity in the dressing room. Mesut Ozil signed his most recent Arsenal contract extension in February 2018 which was worth £350,000-a-week (Picture: Instagram)He told talkSPORT: ‘It tells you about the quality of teammate you’re dealing with because you’ve effectively got a snitch. And no matter what you think about Mesut Ozil, it’s completely out of order that a private conversation over a wage reduction has been made public.‘It’s been made public for a reason, to make him look bad. Taking the issue of a wage reduction to one side, straight away he’s got a problem with someone in that dressing room or somebody at that club.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I’ve read so many good things about Mesut Ozil and what he’s done for charities all over the place. I think it says more about what’s going on inside Arsenal at this moment in time. ‘Could you imagine a story like that coming out of Liverpool or Man City at this moment in time regarding one of their players? It just wouldn’t because they are solid as a unit, solid as a team and I think it tells you more about Arsenal and his standing in the dressing room that someone has tried to damage him.’MORE: Piers Morgan ‘sickened’ by Mesut Ozil refusing to take a pay cut and slams Arsenal starMORE: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil refuses to take pay cut on £350,000-a-week wagesRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Apr 2020 8:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Mesut Ozil has been deliberately damaged by an Arsenal snitch, claims Ally McCoistlast_img read more