What would Marx and Engels write today?
Marx and Engels stated that the Communist Manifesto needed at all times to be read in light of the prevailing social and economic conditions of the period. Several editions were therefore published after the original in 1848. 170 years on, Rupert Younger and Frank Partnoy set out to reimagine what Marx and Engels would write today, the result being the Activist Manifesto which was previewed in the FT in March 2018 and is now set for publication in several languages.
Rupert Younger joins us as our lunchtime speaker on Tuesday, 20th November to discuss this new Manifesto, focusing on inequality, the lot of the haves and the have-nots, and the role of united activism today.
Rupert is co-founder and global managing partner of Finsbury, and founder director of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation. He is a global expert on how reputations are created, sustained, destroyed and rebuilt. His work and views are regularly featured in major news outlets including the BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Times of London. He has a particular expertise in global issues advocacy and has led successful reputation and communications engagement campaigns for global organisations over the past twenty five years. He is also co-author of The Reputation Game, a bestselling book drawing on his research at Oxford with case study examples from business, politics and the entertainment industry.
Rupert chairs The University of Oxford’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee of Council and is a member of the Senior Common Rooms at Worcester College, Oxford and St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is a Trustee of the international mine clearance and humanitarian charity The HALO Trust, and was appointed by HM Queen Elizabeth II as her High Sheriff of Hampshire for 2013-14. He is also a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen’s Bodyguard in Scotland.
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