|Date & Time:||October 15, 2019 5:30 pm||Add to Calendar (.ics)|
|Venue:||Lazard & Co. Ltd,|
The 8th Cambridge University Land Society Whitehall Group Lecture will take place on Tuesday, 15th October, 2019. The Lecture will be given by Sir Paul Collier CBE, FBA – Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government University of Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College when he will be presenting ‘The Future of Capitalism’. This lecture will be hosted by Lazard & Co Ltd at 50 Stratton Street, London W1 at 6pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.
Professor Collier’s last two books – The Bottom Billion and his most recent book on Capitalism are both controversial and highly topical on leading issues of the moment in global politics.
The Whitehall Group lecture series attract top policy makers, industry and investment leaders in the lecture topics and have proven to be highly influential with positive outcomes on Housing; NHS; Science and Innovation policies in particular. The lectures are attended by approximately 150 members and their guests. They are recorded, open to the public, and are published. They are circulated to Government, Civil Servants, Select Committees, Members of Parliament, Industry leaders and Service Providers as well as being available to the wider public.Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre.
He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resources rich societies; urbanization in low-income countries; private investment in African infrastructure and changing organizational cultures.
Recent books include The Bottom Billion (Oxford University Press, 2007) which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book prize; Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (Vintage Books, 2009); and The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature (Oxford University Press, 2010); Exodus: How migration is changing our world (Oxford University Press, 2013).
His latest book is The Future of Capitalism: Facing The New Anxieties (2018).
In 2014, Paul received a knighthood for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa.