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Global Exchanges is a University of Oxford association that hosts an annual conference, workshops, and exchanges that bring together international leading experts and exceptional students from different disciplines to examine and discuss selected annual themes. We strive to contribute to meaningful knowledge exchange between global thinkers and open the dialogue to the Oxford community.

We aim to provide an exchange platform for the following:

  • Cross-cultural and Intercultural Internationalisation
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the student experience
  • Contemporary issues underrepresented in exchange dialogues

Our Team

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Professor Shelagh Vainker

Head of OGE, University of Oxford

ShelaghVainker is Associate Professor of Chinese Art in the Faculty of OrientalStudies at University of Oxford, and Curator of Chinese Art at the AshmoleanMuseum of the Oxford University. She was previously Curator of Chinese Ceramicsand Textiles at the British Museum.

She is responsible for three galleries in the Ashmolean: the permanentgalleries China 3000BC – AD800 and China From AD800, and the Khoan and MichaelSullivan Gallery for Chinese Painting which shows two paintings exhibitionseach year. She is literary executor of the estate of Professor MichaelSullivan.

Emily Gong

Director of Development, OGE, University of Oxford

Emily has worked in External Relations and Development for Regent's Park College University of Oxford and in Public Engagement for the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford University. Her publications include for the Barbican Centre and National Association of Student Anthropologists. Her most recent work was exhibited at the 2020 Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

Dr Mateja Kovacic

Academic Adviser of OGE, University of Oxford

Mateja Kovacic is a research fellow at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. She is the Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research on social robots and AI, with particular focus on robots and automated systems in urban and social spaces. It includes the whole range of nonindustrial robot experimenting, from autonomous vehicles and delivery drones, healthcare robots, to social and service robots.

Scarlett Ng DPhill in Sociology

Outreach and Communication Specialist of OGE, University of Oxford

Scarlett’s doctoral study specifically examines topics, like gender and sexuality, queer migration, sexual citizenship, family formation and relationship, and reproductive rights. Her personal research interests include film studies, pornography, body politics, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, cultural production and representation.

Prior to her DPhil in Sociology at Oxford, Scarlett studied a MSc degree in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA degree in Comparative Literature and American Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

scarlettyeeman.ng@sociology.ox.ac.uk