The North-West University, Optentia invites you to a Zoom presentation by Prof. Ian Goldin.
Ian Goldin, a world expert in economics, finance and global affairs as well as innovation and social issues long warned of the dangers of pandemics in a globalized world.
Currently Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change at the University of Oxford, Ian is founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, the world’s leading centre for interdisciplinary studies focused on finding solutions to the biggest global problems.
From 1996 to 2001, he was chief executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and at that time also served as an adviser to President Nelson Mandela. From 2001 to 2006 Ian was Vice President of the World Bank and the Group’s Director of Policy.
He has published numerous articles and 22 books, including Globalization for Development (“essential reading” – Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz) and Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future.
His most recent is Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World. Globalization is the most powerful force influencing humanity at this time (Goldin, https://speaking.com/blog-post/globalization-world-economy-ian-goldin)
For more information, contact Lynn Booysen / 016 910 3410 (Optentia Research Focus Area, Faculty Humanities)