IGP Director's Seminars and Soundbites series Autumn 2017
05 October 2017–14 December 2017, 1:00 pm–6:00 pm
An overview of the IGP Director's Seminars and Soundbites series for Autumn 2017.
UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
UCL Main Campus
‘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 Burningham and Sue Venn are Deputy Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.
30th November: The talk on the 30th November was initially supposed to be with Jeremy Oppenheim, but this has been postponed to next term. The new speaker on the 30th November is Dr Clare Melhuish, and the talk will be on transistions to sustainable and prosperous places.
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: Alexandra Meagher
Senior Policy Advisor in the Government Inclusive Economy Unit
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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