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Thu, 23 April 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

The World After Corona – Globalisation, Risk and the Future

Ian Goldin

UPDATE! Due to unprecedented popularity, this free livestream has moved to Zoom. Please Register here.


In 2014 Oxford economist Ian Goldin predicted that a global pandemic would cause the next financial crisis. He joins us to analyse the unfolding situation and tell us the likely consequences for our lives and the world.

Ian Goldin is the world’s leading expert on the systemic risks created by globalisation – risks that, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, are no longer hypothetical, but profoundly affecting every human being alive today.

As founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, and formerly Vice President of the World Bank, CEO of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to Nelson Mandela, Professor Goldin’s insight into the management of global risk is singularly distinguished, and sought out by governments, businesses, NGOs and individuals throughout the world.

Now, in this livestream exploring the underlying causes and long-term consequences of our immediate crisis, How To Academy will make this expertise available to you.

How does globalization creates systemic risks, and what can we do about it? What global responses are necessary both to the current pandemic – and to prevent another such catastrophe emerging in the near future? Will the world deglobalize, and what is the lasting impact on our societies and the world order?

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out from one of the world’s leading economic thinkers. Register for the talk on Zoom here.

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Ian Goldin

Oxford professor, former World Bank Vice President and economic advisor to Nelson Mandela.

Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, a world-leading group of over 300 experts from across Oxford University tackling the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Previously Ian was economic advisor to President Mandela and then Vice President and Policy Head for the World Bank. He has been a keynote speaker at successive Davos and TED events, presented the BBC Series After the Crash and The Pandemic that Changed the World, and is the author of 22 books.