Book Launch: Ian Goldin: "Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World" chaired by Nik Gowing
We are at a crossroads. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc but also offers the potential for radical change.

Ian Goldin explains why bouncing back to business as usual would be disastrous, leading to escalating inequality, potentially more devastating pandemics and escalating climate change. Drawing on the experience of history, Ian identifies how during the Second World War the welfare state and new world order was created to build more cohesive societies and overcome global threats.

In the book launch for Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World, Ian Goldin, Author, and Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable, will discuss how the pandemic provides a unique opportunity to tackle today’s challenges. The book and this talk examines the impact of the pandemic on the future of jobs, cities, globalisation, governments and businesses. The talk provides an analysis of what is to be done, and shows how the pandemic could lead to a better world.

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Date: 19 May 2021, 17:00 (Wednesday, 4th week, Trinity 2021)
Venue: Online
Speakers: Professor Ian Goldin (Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change), Nik Gowing (Founder, Thinking the Unthinkable)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Oxford Martin School Public Lectures
Booking required?: Recommended
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Mitchell