Oxford Martin Commissioners address Abraaj Annual Forum 2014

26 September 2014

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Three members of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations this week addressed the Abraaj Annual Forum 2014, held in Istanbul from 25-26 September.

Commission Vice-Chair Professor Ian Goldin delivered the Forum’s opening keynote presentation, highlighting the Commission report’s main findings and recommendations. Later that same day, Commission Chair Pascal Lamy and Commissioner Trevor Manuel participated in a panel discussion exploring contemporary geopolitical power transitions and how they can be successfully navigated. Both Pascal Lamy and Ian Goldin also gave ‘Night Cap’ talks, with Mr Lamy speaking about Europe’s economic prospects, and Professor Goldin speaking about his recent book, Is the Planet Full?

Other speakers at this year’s Abraaj Forum included Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Laureate and Professor, Columbia University); Donald Kaberuka (President, African Development Bank); and Ernesto Zedillo (President of Mexico, 1994 - 2000).

Now for the Long Term, the report of the Oxford Martin Commission, was launched in October 2013 and has since been accessed online 1.1 million times and discussed in events in five continents.