CANCELLED: "Divided Nations" by Prof Ian Goldin

Past Event

22 June 2013, 12:30pm - 1:10pm


Please note due to unforeseen circumstances Professor Ian Goldin will not be speaking at this event.

This talk is part of The Sunday Times Festival of Education at Wellington College

Speaker: Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford

Summary: Divided Nations: With rapid globalization, the world is more deeply interconnected than ever before. While this has its advantages, it also brings with it systemic risks that are only just being identified and understood. Rapid urbanization, together with technological leaps mean that we are now physically and virtually closer than ever in humanity's history.

We face a number of international challenges - climate change, pandemics, finance, cyber security and migration - which spill over national boundaries. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the UN, the IMF, the World Bank - bodies created in a very different world, more than 60 years ago - are inadequate for the task of managing such risk in the 21st century.

Venue: Driver Lecture Room, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU