Innovation or stagnation - Oxford Union Debate

16 November 2012

Portrait of Garry Kasparov

with Garry Kasparov
Oxford Martin Associate Fellow

Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12 and the world under-20 champion at 17. He came to international fame at the age of 22 as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985. He defended his title five t...

The Innovation Enigma - Is the current growth crisis a result of decades of technological stagnation in a risk-averse society?

A dynamic Oxford Union debate about innovation and the coming technological deficit involving Garry Kasparov, 13th world chess champion, writer and political activist; Peter Thiel, technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist; Professor Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University; and Mark Shuttleworth, technology entrepreneur and founder of the Ubuntu project.