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.