Rhodes Scholar Selected as 2010 Ashley Fellow at Trent University


Dr. Don Markwell to Participate in Three Free, Public Events

Friday, January 22, 2010, Peterborough

On Monday, January 25, Rhodes Scholar and Australian social scientist Dr. Don Markwell will begin a three-week fellowship at Trent University as the 2010 Ashley Fellow, during which time he will participate in three free, public events.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Markwell to Trent as the 2010 Ashley Fellow,” said Dr. Robin Lathangue, head of Colleges at Trent University. “His visit will provide students with the opportunity to meet and hear from a world-class economic thinker and liberal arts writer. These interactions will no doubt spark ideas for their further study and development.”

During his time at Trent, Dr. Markwell will speak to various classes in both the International Development Studies and Business Administration programs. He will also deliver and participate in three different public events, including:

Ashley Fellowship Lecture - “The Value of University Residential Colleges”
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Champlain College Lecture Hall, CC S307, Trent University
With Response Panel: Thomas H.B. Symons, Founding President of Trent University; John Fraser, Master of Massey College, University of Toronto; Susan Wurtele, Professor of Geography and Trent University alumna; and Julia Harrison, Professor and Director of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University

Ashley Fellowship Panel - “The End of Liberal Education”
Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Otonabee College Commons, Trent University
With Edward J. Nell, Malcolm B. Smith Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York and Julian Blackburn College Visiting Fellow

Ashley Fellow Colloquium - “The Future of Financial Disasters”
Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George Street North
With Edward J. Nell, Malcolm B. Smith Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York and Julian Blackburn College Visiting Fellow

The colloquium is cosponsored by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and Julian Blackburn College. All public events are free to attend.

Dr. Don Markwell
Dr. Markwell is the eighth warden of Rhodes House at Oxford University and is the first warden to hold the position as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to assuming the warden’s role, he was deputy vice-chancellor (Education) of the University of Western Australia. As a Rhodes Scholar, he completed the MPhil and later the DPhil in International Relations at Oxford University.

After a year as a procter fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton (1984-85), he returned to Oxford as a research fellow of New College (1985-86) before becoming a tutorial fellow of Merton College and University lecturer in Politics (1986-97). From 1997 to 2007, he served as warden of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, and was a professorial fellow of that University in political science and public policy. He assumed his duties as deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Western Australia in January 2007.

Dr. Markwell has published widely on international relations, constitutional politics and history, and education. His most recent major works are John Maynard Keynes and International Relations: Economic Paths to War and Peace, and A large and liberal education: higher education for the 21st century. His recent research has also included assisting in the preparation of A Public Life: The Memoirs of Zelman Cowen. He has also served on many academic editorial boards and institutional advisory or governing boards and is active in the development of educational philanthropy.

About the Ashley Fellowship
The Ashley Fellowship is funded by a bequest from the late Professor C.A. Ashley, long-time friend of Trent University and an enthusiastic proponent of the role that informal contacts of college life can play in the academic pursuits of the University. The Ashley Fellows, therefore, are visiting scholars who reside at one of Trent's residential Colleges for part of the year, delivering lectures and meeting with faculty and students.

In the past, fellowships have been awarded to renowned curator Dr. Laura Peers, Cynthia Good, a highly respected Canadian book publisher and editor, Dr. Timothy McGee, a recently retired University of Toronto professor, Dr. Randy Stoecker, a University of Toledo professor who focuses on community-based education, Tama Turanga Huata from Aotearoa, New Zealand, Dr. David Montgomery, a well-known historian of the American labour movement, and Dr. Peter Stephenson, an internationally-recognized senior medical anthropologist.


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Robin Lathangue, Head of Colleges, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7660