Special Lecture and Panel Discussion: "The Plundered Planet"

Past Event

07 June 2010, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Sheldonian
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

Key speaker:

  • Professor Paul Collier
    Co-Director of OxIGED, a member of the James Martin 21st Century School and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies


  • Mr Charles Badenoch
    Vice President, Advocacy & Justice for Children, World Vision International
  • Mr Jamie Drummond
    Executive Director of ONE
  • Mr Gideon Rachman
    Chief Foreign Affairs Editor of the Financial Times

In this special event, Paul Collier, Oxford Professor and author of The Bottom Billion, will launch a discussion based on his latest publication, The Plundered Planet: Why we must - and how we can - manage the world’s natural resources to ensure global prosperity.

Building on his work in developing countries and the poorest populations, Collier will argue for proper stewardship of natural assets as a matter of planetary urgency. His arguments will chart a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand, and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to these dauntingly complex issues.

The ensuing discussion among some of the world's leading experts on poverty and development issues will be opened to the audience for an exciting and dynamic debate on what's needed to reconcile prosperity with nature.