Age of Discovery: Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna in conversation
Monday 6 November 2017, 18.30-19.45 BP Lecture Theatre £5, Members/concessions £3
Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna, co-authors of Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance, discuss the parallels between the Renaissance and our present times, where scientific discovery is racing forward, and human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing.
The discussion will also address how we can grapple with the same dark sides of rapid change – social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and more. The speakers will make reference to Renaissance objects in the Museum which reflect the progress and ideals of this age of discovery, the breaking down of barriers of ignorance, and a newly connected world – both politically and economically.
Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. He previously was Vice President at the World Bank and Advisor to President Nelson Mandela.
Dr Chris Kutarna is a two-time Governor General's Medallist, a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, with a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford.