From risk to opportunity – 2013 Ideas Lab at the World Economic Forum

‘From systemic risks to systemic opportunities’ was the focus of the University of Oxford IdeasLab at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2013. Academics from the Oxford Martin School debated five key ideas:
How do we manage globalisation without succumbing to systemic risk?; how can 9-10 billion people be sustainably fed?; how do we develop an adequate understanding of climate change?; how do we tackle new medical threats?; and how do we deliver a new form of governance for 21st century cyberspace?

Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it

The growing gap between global problems and solutions reflects a crisis in global governance. Professor Ian Goldin will present ideas from his latest book, Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what can be done about it? The discussion will focus on the financial crisis, the internet, pandemics, migration and climate change to highlight the need for urgent global action and provide proposals as to what is to be done.

Thought leaders on a world of change

Speaking from the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Professor Ian Goldin discusses the interdisciplinary work of the Oxford Martin School in driving global change and focuses on the need for sustainable investment in our long term future. This interview was conducted by Kaiser Partner.

Mind The Gap: Managing Globalisation

Globalisation has brought the world closer together, but which countries, if any, are directing this change in global politics? Speaking at a University of Warwick Distinguished Lecture, Professor Ian Goldin delivered his views on where the world could and should be 40 years from now and who is likely to take us there.

Vodafone Mobile for Good Summit

The mobile phone could be the renaissance device that helps us solve many of the problems of the future says Professor Ian Goldin, speaking at the Mobile for Good Summit, facilitated by Becky Anderson, CNN International. On the panel are Robert Madelin, John Micklethwait and Dr Mike Lynch.

Globalization for Development

Globalization has made the most remarkable contribution to human progress says Ian Goldin in this interview with Global Policy.

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 development.

– Jon Lomøy, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate
– Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre

Introductory remarks: Rintaro Tamaki, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

– Ian Goldin, Director of Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
– Nora Lustig, Professor, Tulane University and Non-resident fellow, Center for Global Development
– Marcio Pochmann, President, IPEA, Brazil

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 for development are largely underexplored and underexploited.

Summary of Book: In Globalization for Development, Ian Goldin and Kenneth Reinert seek to demonstrate how this relationship takes form. Through setting out the evidence, it disentangles the way in which global flows of trade, finance, aid, migration, and ideas can contribute to economic development and recommends ways in which these dynamic forces can be used to promote shared growth and prosperity.