Upcoming Distinguished Lectures
Upcoming Distinguished lectures in this series will be announced on the first page.
A selection of past Distinguished Lectures
How to Overcome Global Crises: Climate Change and Pandemics
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General to the United Nations, is the Nelson Mandela Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He was welcomed as a Fellow of the Centre in a conferral ceremony on 11 March 2022, after which he gave a public lecture in the Centre's Auditorium.
The Challenge of Good Governance in the Muslim World
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia
On 24 September 2018 Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, lectured on ‘The Challenge of Good Governance in the Muslim World’. A long-standing friend and supporter of the Centre, it was Dr Mahathir’s sixth visit and second Distinguished Lecture.
The New Global Landscape: The UN and the Muslim World Mr Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
The Centre hosted a lecture on Wednesday 4 June by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Jan Eliasson. Mr Eliasson also served, in the course of a distinguished diplomatic career, as Swedish Ambassador in Washington and later to the UN, as President of the UN General Assembly and…
Identity and Citizenship: An Indian Perspective
HE Mr Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India
On Friday 1 November 2013 the Centre hosted a lecture by the Vice President of India HE Mr Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who spoke on 'Identity and Citizenship'. The Chancellor of Oxford University, the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH proposed the vote of thanks. HE M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President…
Higher Education in a World of Inequality and Conflict
Dr Don Randel, President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
In March 2012, Dr Don Randel, the President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, visited the Centre and lectured on Higher Education in a World of Inequality and Conflict. Dr Randel spoke on the importance of a broad university curriculum and cautioned that learning should not be driven by market…
Global Challenges and the role of the UN at the dawn of the 21st Century
HE Mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations
In March 2012 HE Mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, visited the Centre and lectured on the Global Challenges and the role of the UN at the dawn of the 21st Century. Drawing on his long experience as a diplomat, cluminating in his current…