Entries by Tom King

How can ideas change the world?

The Oxford Martin School is a unique institution that brings great people together to address future challenges. Professor Ian Goldin explains that not only does this bring fresh insights, it accelerates our ability to solve problems.

A new strategy on development

OECD Global Forum on Development, March 2012. The OECD is preparing a new Strategy on Development with the goal of enhancing its contribution to sustainable economic development worldwide, by leveraging on and sharing its knowledge base and policy networks and ensuring that the policies pursued by its Members are coherent with the goal of promoting […]

Can globalisation work for the poor?

Panel Discussion and book launch, hosted by the Oxford Martin School and IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research). Globalisation is bound in a complex relationship with poverty. Its forces are powerful and can act to either destroy or radically improve the economic position of areas in development. Despite this, the opportunities that the phenomenon presents […]

Hyperconnectivity, creativity and collapse

World Economic Forum, Davos, 2012. Oxford University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, and the Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Ian Goldin, as part of a delegation of Oxford academics who participated in an ‘IdeasLab’ asking, “In today’s hyperconnected world, what collaborative models are emerging to solve global issues?” The ideas under discussion at this […]

Globalization and Building Resilience in Business Against Systemic Risk

Technological and economic growth have the potential to lead the 21st century to being the best period of human existence on the planet, but there are challenges. The scale of issues with which we are faced is unprecedented, and understanding their influence and impact is critical. The tidal wave of globalization has created a pace […]