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This event launches the New Thinking 2017 series. Waterstones are delighted to welcome Professor Ian Goldin, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, and Director of the Programme on Technological and Economic Change at the Oxford Martin School, and Dr Chris Kutarna, a fellow of the Oxford Martin School, to discuss their engaging book Age of Discovery.
Goldin and Kutarna explain that we should take lessons from the Renaissance, the first age of globalisation. This is not the first time in history that globalisation has divided societies, nor is it the first time that technological change has unleashed inequality, social tension, xenophobia and idealogical extremism. Looking back to Europe's Renaissance, there are endless parallels with the modern age: wild intellectual innovation, trade, migration and social friction. The genie of globalisation cannot be put back into the bottle. Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna present important lessons that we can learn from the past and strategies societies can adopt to help them navigate current challenges and avoid being torn apart.