Owen on Newsnight

My Paxman Debut

I went on Newsnight to explain why humanitarian aid is important but can be improved. Terrifying. Read the full post »
A view of London from The Exchange near London Bridge

Party on

Please come and meet the CGD Europe team  this Tuesday evening (6 August) from 6pm at the The Rooftop Café near the Shard. There is no charge for admission, but you'll have to buy your own drinks and food. We've reserved the whole venue, so please sign up here so we know to expect you.  Read the full post »
Dubrovnik from the city walls

Dubrovnik [photos]

We are back from a few days in Dubrovnik. Here are some photos.

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The class of 1988

What ever happened to …

The class of 1988

I spoke at student-led conference on international development at Oxford University last night.

When I was a student at Oxford, the international development group, Third World First, used to meet in a small cafe on …

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Don’t waste your time living someone else’s life

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner

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Sad farewell, exciting horizons

It seems like only yesterday that we moved to Ethiopia, but our three years has come to an end. Without wanting to be too sentimental, I have loved getting to know Ethiopia better and especially its people, culture and history. …

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