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CAGE unveils the inaugural Nick Crafts Lecture

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CAGE unveils the inaugural Nick Crafts Lecture

Jim Robinson keynote

The final keynote lecture at our 10th anniversary conference was unveiled as the inaugural Nick Crafts Lecture, in honour of our outgoing director. Nick is retiring after 10 years as CAGE Director, during which time he has overseen the development of the Centre into a vibrant research community and personally undertaken much of its most impactful and policy-relevant research. Nick will be succeeded by Mirko Draca in September.

The lecture, presented on Friday 28th June, was given by a Warwick alumnus, Professor Jim Robinson, Director of the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago. His paper was based on his forthcoming book with Daron Acemoglu, entitled ‘The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies and the Fate of Liberty’. It explored why liberty flourishes in some states but fails in others, and how it can overcome new threats.

Professor Sharun Mukand, Research Theme Leader at CAGE, said: ‘It was a privilege to have Jim provide us with an early preview of his forthcoming book in the inaugural Crafts lecture. Jim was especially excited …to honour Nick’s work and legacy at Warwick’.