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Opening Lecture (MIP) Friday, 16/10 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm The Pandemic that Changed the World

Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford, Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and founding Director of the Oxford Martin School. Ian previously was Vice President of the World Bank and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela. Ian has served as Principal Economist at the EBRD and the Director of the Trade and Sustainable Growth Programmes at the OECD Development Centre. He has a MSc from the London School of Economics, and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Goldin has been knighted by the French Government and received numerous awards. He has published twenty-two books, including Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years (co-authored with Rober Muggah) published by Penguin in August 2020. His previous books include Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance and The Butterfly Defect: Why Globalization Creates Systemic Risks and What to Do, in which he predicted that a pandemic was the most likely cause of the next financial crisis. Other books include Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future; Development: A Very Short Introduction; and Is the Planet Full?. He has authored and presented three BBC Documentary Series After The Crash; Will AI Kill Development? and The Pandemic that Changed the World, broadcast in July 2020. He has been interviewed on BBCHardTalk and is a frequent contributor to leading global media outlets. He lectures at Oxford, Tsinghua and Harvard and provides advisory and consultancy services to the IMF, UN, EU, OECD and numerous governments and companies. He has served as a non-executive Director on six globally listed companies, including as the Senior Independent Director and chaired all board committees. He is Chair of the initiative to transform economics, and is an honorary trustee of Comic Relief and other charities. His twitter address is @ian_goldin and website

Map-making is an ancient impulse. From the moment homo sapiens learnt to communicate we have used them to make sense of our surroundings. But as Albert Einstein once said, ‘you can’t use old maps to explore a new world.’ And now, when the world is changing faster than ever before, our old maps are no longer fit for purpose. Welcome to Terra Incognita. Based on decades of research, and combining mesmerising, state-of-the-art satellite maps with enlightening and passionately argued analysis, authors Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah chart humanity’s impact on the planet, and the ways in which we can make a real impact to save it, and to thrive as a species. Learn about: fires in the arctic; the impact of sea level rise on cities around the world; the truth about immigration – and why fears in the West are a myth; the counter-intuitive future of population rise; the miracles of health and education that are waiting around the corner, and the reality about inequality, and how we end it. The book traces the paths of peoples, cities, wars, climates and technologies, all on a global scale. Full of facts that will confound you, inform you, and ultimately empower you, Terra Incognita guides readers to a new place of understanding, rather than to a physical location.


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