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Ian Goldin

Are We Living in a Second Renaissance? SOLD OUT

Ian Goldin

Saturday, 17 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

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Former vice-president of the World Bank Professor Ian Goldin argues that we are going through a second Renaissance and we could learn much about dealing with the challenges of globalisation and rapid change by stepping back and looking at the first Renaissance.

Goldin has updated his book Age of Discovery, co-authored with Chris Kutarna, in light of the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote. He argues that increasing wealth, education and scientific discovery make this one of the best times to be alive. However, they come with heightened anxiety and a failure of politics and institutions to keep pace. Many are angry at being left out. Goldin says that we can learn from the first Renaissance when the world also grappled with the dark side of rapid change including social division, political extremism, insecurity, and pandemics.

Goldin is founding director and senior fellow of the Oxford Martin School and professor of globalisation and development at the University of Oxford. He is a former vice-president of the World Bank and former chief executive of the development Bank of South Africa and advisor to Nelson Mandela. His books include The Pursuit of Development, The Butterfly Defect, Is the Planet Full?, and Development: A Very Short Introduction. He also appears at another event to discuss globalisation.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine