OMEGA & Impact Trust Webinar
Rescue: From global crisis to a better world
With Ian Goldin
Hosted by Michael Lerner
June 30th, at 9 am Pacific / 5 pm London
We invite you to join Ian Goldin in conversation with Michael Lerner to explore the polycrisis and why this is a unique opportunity to tackle today’s challenges.
In Goldin’s 2021 book Rescue, he reflects on lessons of the pandemic and how we all have the power to create a better future, tackle the global challenges, and capture the opportunities for a radically transformed way of being and living in the world. Despite acknowledging that the global system is broken, Ian is positive about its potential.
Rescue covers issues ranging from globalization to governments that serve, income inequality to the future of jobs, and better business to cities of tomorrow. It argues against the rise of individualism, reflecting that unless we build a culture of cooperation, and unless we recognize our interdependence, we are facing extinction. And it looks at ways in which we might all move the system towards a trajectory for a better future.
For Ian, this is a catalytic moment, where the opportunity for change is now. It is not time to simply bounce back or reset to the same operating system. Bouncing back to business as usual would be disastrous, leading to escalating inequality, potentially more devastating pandemics, and escalating climate change.
Join us for this unique conversation.
Professor Ian Goldin was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School from September 2006 to September 2016. He is currently Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, Director of the Oxford Martin Programmes on Technological and Economic Change and Future of Work & Future of Development, and a Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College.
Professor Goldin initiated and was Vice-Chair of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, which brought together international leaders from government, business, academia, media, and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business and identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations.
The Commission’s report, Now for the Long Term, was published in October 2013. From 2003 to 2006 he was Vice President of the World Bank, and prior to that the Bank’s Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank’s senior management team and led the Bank’s collaboration with the United Nations and other partners as well as key countries. As Director of Development Policy, he played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank. From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the Bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa. During this period, Goldin served on several Government committees and boards and was Finance Director for South Africa’s Olympic Bid. Previously, Goldin was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment, and Sustainable Development.
Goldin has received wide recognition for his contributions to development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has published over 50 articles and 22 books. He is the presenter of three BBC series, After the Crash, Will AI Kill Development?, and The Pandemic That Changed the World. He is further co-author of Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years. More information can be found at iangoldin.org