Upcoming events

For further information about any event listed, please contact rsvp@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk. All members of the global Rhodes community, including partners, are warmly invited to the following events.

2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 in San Francisco
A panel event on: Housing and High Tech in the Bay Area: what's going on and how do we fix it?
5:30p -- Doors, Food & Drink
6:00p -- Discussion
7:00p -- Socialize, more Food & Drink

Amid a high-tech boom that has added 70,000 new jobs to the city since 2010, San Francisco is embroiled in one of the most acute and visible housing shortages in the country. Protests have blocked tech buses that shuttle workers back and forth between Mountain View, Menlo Park and the city. Condo prices, rents and evictions have risen as the city added fewer than 5,000 units between 2010 and 2014 even as nearly 40,000 new residents arrived in San Francisco. City legislators are worried about the loss of historic businesses, the widening income inequality gap and the loss of lower-income and ethnic communities that have called San Francisco home for decades. What can we do? And what is contributing to this at a federal, state and local level? 

Please join us for a panel discussion moderated by Kim-Mai Cutler, a technology journalist who's led local coverage of the issue. Our four panelists are Jed Kolko, Trulia's Chief Economist and VP of Analytics, Jeff Buckley, Senior Advisor on Housing to Mayor Edwin M Lee at the City and County of San Francisco, Luis Granados, the Executive Director for the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), and Egon Terplan, the Regional Planning Director at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). We'll discuss some of the pressures driving the housing crisis in the city and some of the policy solutions that both San Francisco and other metropolitan regions under similar constraints have pursued. 

For venue information or to RSVP, please contact erica.mirick@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk. Drinks and light food will be served.

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Previous events in 2014

20-21 September: Oxford, UK - Events during the Oxford Alumni Weekend, including our traditional Open House Brunch.
6 August:
San Francisco, CA - Evening drinks event.
7 May:
Abuja, Nigeria - Oxbridge Business Forum on the occassion of the World Economic Forum for Africa. Warden as keynote speaker. 
15 April:
Washington, DC - Evening Drinks Reception for Rhodes alumni and friends.
11 - 13 April:
New York, NY - University of Oxford's Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in North America included the following Rhodes events:

  •     Dinner for LGBT Rhodes Scholars and their partners/guests
  •     Evening Drinks Reception for Rhodes alumni and friends
  •     Breakfast for Rhodes alumni and friends

4 April: Chicago, IL - Evening Drinks Reception for Rhodes alumni and friends preceding the 75th Annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Dinner.
1 April:
Montréal, QC - Evening Drinks Reception for Rhodes alumni and friends.
23 January:
Nightcap reception at Davos, Switzerland as part of the World Economic Forum. Jointly hosted by the Rhodes Trust and the University of Oxford.

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