Skip to main content

Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods

Writing for PS since 2013
56 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

Sort by: Show:
  1. An Antidote to the Polarization Poison
    woods55_Jodi HiltonNurPhoto via Getty Images_polarization Jodi Hilton/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Feb 26, 2024 Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.

  2. Saving Representative Democracy from Online Trolls
    woods54_James SheppardFuture via Getty Images_computer James Sheppard/Future via Getty Images

    Saving Representative Democracy from Online Trolls

    Dec 28, 2023 Ngaire Woods urges tech companies and governments to protect women in politics from an escalating onslaught of online hate.

  3. Cooperation or Crisis
    woods53_ FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_IMFworldbank Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

    Cooperation or Crisis

    Oct 11, 2023 Ngaire Woods reflects on the challenges and upheavals that facilitated the establishment of today’s global order.

  4. Why the First Hundred Days in Office Matter
    woods52_Martin PopeGetty Images_eleciton Martin Pope/Getty Images

    Why the First Hundred Days in Office Matter

    Aug 28, 2023 Ngaire Woods outlines steps newly elected politicians can take to turn their promises into tangible achievements.

  5. Making International Summits Work
    woods51_Christian Liewig - CorbisGetty Images_summit Christian Liewig - Corbis/Getty Images

    Making International Summits Work

    Jun 26, 2023 Ngaire Woods highlights several key principles for facilitating successful multilateral negotiations.

Follow Ngaire Woods

Never miss a commentary by Ngaire Woods

  1. gill5_LOUISA GOULIAMAKIX07402AFP via Getty Images_women workplace LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/X07402/AFP via Getty Images

    When Women Win, the World Wins

    Indermit Gill & Tea Trumbic share new findings suggesting that some of the progress made toward gender equality has been overestimated.
  2. bakker5_Artur WidakNurPhoto via Getty Images_european parliament Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    The Case for a European Public-Goods Fund

    Age Bakker, et al. propose a new financing tool to support green and digital investments across the European Union.
  3. wagner26_MARK FELIXAFP AFP via Getty Images_texassolar Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

    What Does Trump Mean for the Climate?

    Gernot Wagner doubts that a change of power in the United States would derail the long-term trends that really matter.
  4. rogoff246_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_nyse Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    What’s Behind the US Stock-Market Disconnect?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Buoyed by the artificial-intelligence boom, the US stock market is breaking records with no apparent end in sight. But given the significant challenges and uncertainties facing the American economy regardless of who occupies the White House in 2025, there is little reason to believe that the current rally can last.

    warns that investors are underestimating the severity of the threat to American democracy.
  5. adjei1_ NIPAH DENNISAFP via Getty Images_ghana forest preservation NIPAH DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images

    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
  6. buruma211_VANO SHLAMOVAFP via Getty Image_navalny Vano Shlamov/AFP via Getty Images

    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
  7. velasco145_Amarjeet Kumar SinghAnadolu Agency via Getty Images Amarjeet Kumar Singh/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
  8. nabi6_Monika Skolimowskapicture alliance via Getty Images_ai health Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images

    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
  9. op_fofack3_Sean GallupGetty Images_rutogeorgieva Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.