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Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom
The Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom commemorates the College’s third Warden, Ralf Dahrendorf, one of the leading social and political thinkers of his time, and is dedicated to a subject central to his work and life.  It has three main components:  an annual Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, a Research Agenda and a group of Dahrendorf Scholars.
The Dahrendorf Programme is directed by Professor Timothy Garton Ash Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow.  The Programme administrator is Rebecca Rainbow who can be contacted here.
1. Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium
The Annual  Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture is delivered by leading thinkers on a subject related to Ralf Dahrendorf’s concerns. 
The 2011 Lecture tooke the form of a panel discussion with
Professor A C Grayling, Birbeck College, London
Dr Usama Hasan, Leyton Mosque and Middlesex University
Mr Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
"Is Nothing Sacred? Free Speech and Religion"
 Watch here, or listen here.
The inaugural (2010) Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture was delivered by 
Lord (Adair) Turner  on
Wellbeing and Inequality in Post-Industrial Society”
Respondents:Professor Lord (Robert) Skidelsky
Professor Paul Collier
Watch the lecture and discussion here.
2. Research Agenda
A major focus of the Research Agenda is the subject of free speech and limits to it, especially in the new conditions created by mass migration and by the internet.
The programme will be launching a multilingual global online debate about free speech norms in autumn 2011.
On Friday 18th January 2011
Evgeny Morozov spoke on
"Does the Internet Help People Power?"
Listen here.
A panel discussion was held on Friday 4th June 2010 in the Dahrendorf room at St. Antony's College:
Jeremy Waldron, Agnès Callamard, James Weinstein on
"Free Speech: Should Europe be more like the USA? Or vice versa?"
To read Agnès Callamard's paper, click here
3. Dahrendorf Scholars
Each year three or four St Antony’s students are selected by a competitive process to work on the Research Agenda of the Programme and to do a piece of independent research on a subject related to the study of freedom.  The scholars are selected on the basis of written applications, and interviews when necessary, by a committee consisting of the Warden (Professor Margaret MacMillan), Professor Rosemary Foot and Professor Garton Ash.   Applications are invited by email at the beginning of each academic year.
The 2011 Scholars and their essays are listed below:
 Jacob Amis
 Katharine Engelhart
The 2010 Scholars and their essays are listed below:
 Dominic Burbidge
Doing God in Britain
Andreas Knab
Jihadists and free speech on the internet
 Christopher Kutarna
Democracy and governance reform in China
Xibai Xu
Liberalism in China 
The Record of a Colloquium to celebrate Ralf Dahrendorf's 80th birthday, with contributions from Jürgen Habermas, Fritz Stern, Martin Wolf, Partha Dasgupta, Gerhard Casper and others.
Download Pdf here.

Adair Turner delivers the inaugural Dahrendorf Lecture.
Watch here.
The record of a remarkable conference on"Liberalisms in East and West".
Download pdf here.
The Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom has received generous funding from the Aurea Foundation, the Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, and the Fritt Ord Foundation.
ESC links
Civil Resistance and Power Politics
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European Studies Centre Homepage
Europe in the World
Europe's Muslim Neighbourhoods
Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
Politics of WTO Reform
Ramses2 Project on the Mediterranean
Reforming the Nordic and German Welfare States
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)
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