UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


05 October 2017 | 1:00 pm to 14 December 2017 | 6:00 pm

IGP Director's Seminars and Soundbites series Autumn 2017

UCL Main Campus
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UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
Jeremy Oppenheim, Guy Standing, Indy Johar
An overview of the IGP Director's Seminars and Soundbites series for Autumn 2017.

Directors Seminars

‘Prosperity and Revolution’

Does the attainment of Global Prosperity require a series of tweaks or modifications in human behaviour, institutions and systems, or is more radical revolutionary change required? This term’s speakers will directly address the question of radical revolution for Prosperity across a range of fields, from revolutions in design and innovation, to revolutions in wages and welfare, revolutionary natural resource use, and revolutionary economics.

Director's Seminars take place at 4 - 6pm.

12th October: Professor Mikko Koria
Loughborough University London
Professor of Design Innovation and Director of the Institute for Design Innovation

2nd November: Professor Guy Standing
Professorial Research Associate and co-President of the Basic Income Earth Network

16th November: Kate Burnigham and Sue Venn are Co-Investigator and Research Associate with the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG).

30th November: Jeremy Oppenheim
Founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ, former Senior Partner at McKinsey and former program Director of the New Climate Economy Project

14th December: Michael Jacobs
Director of the Commission on Economic Justice, Institute for Public Policy Research


This term’s selection of practitioner soundbites offer an illuminating insight into the work of diverse individuals and organisations working to realise Global Prosperity from outside of academia. Topics include presentations on policy work at the heart of government, innovations in democracy and the renewable energy sector, cooperative financial support for the self-employed and the re-thinking of digital lives.

Soundbites take place at 1 - 2pm

5th October: Fiona Booth
Cabinet Office
Head of Sector: Energy, construction and manufacturing

19th October: Indy Johar
Co-founder of 00, Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation, and Co-founder of Dark Matter Laboratories

26th October: Hayden Wood
Co-founder of Bulb energy

23rd November: Stuart Field
Community development financial consultant and BreadFunds

7th December: Barbara Miranda
co-Founder, Offline House Portugal

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