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Speaker Series in 2012/13

Ulrike Hotopp - The Economic Valuation of Ecosystems

Friday 3rd May, 6:00 pm, Social Sciences S0.11

Dr Ulrike Hotopp joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as Director for Analysis and Chief Economist. Before this she was a Senior Economist in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Ulrike has also been the Chief Economist at the HSE, worked in the Cabinet Office on Better Regulation and has been an Economic Advisor on Labour Market regulation in DTI. Ulrike holds a PhD in International Economics from the University of Sussex, an MA in European Studies from the Central European University in Prague, and an MA in Economics from the University of Sussex.

Ian Goldin - Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing

Friday 26th April, 5:30 pm, WBS Teaching Centre M1

Professor Ian Goldin is the Director of the Oxford Martin School, former Vice President of the World Bank and Senior Advisor to Nelson Mandela. 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 17 books, receiving wide recognition for his contributions to development and research. He has spoken at TED, the LSE, World Economic Forum and many other prestigious institutions. In this talk, he discusses his latest book Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Falling.

Stephen Cave - The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization

Monday 14th March, 6:30 pm, Social Sciences L4

Dr Stephen Cave is a philosopher, writer and critic. He has been both an academic, studying and teaching philosophy, and a diplomat, negotiating international treaties. His first book, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization (2012), has received wide international acclaim and was awarded Best Book of the Year 2012 by the New Scientist.

A full video of this event is available here.

John O’Neill - Sustainability – How can each generation live within limits?

Monday 14th January, 6:30 pm, Social Sciences S0.19

John O’Neill, Hallsworth Professor of Political Economy at the University of Manchester and author of Markets, Deliberation and Environment, is a leading academic in the field of sustainable economics and has been involved in a number of European projects on environmental policy. He is currently director of the Political Economy Institute and sits on the editorial boards of a number of journals including New Political Economy, The Journal of Applied Philosophy, and Historical Materialism.