Philanthropy and the State: who is funding what and why?
12 May 2021, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose invites you to join Mariana Mazzucato and Anand Giridharadas in conversation on their recent books and reflecting on the role of philanthropy and the State in society. The talk is part of the ‘Who owns what and why?’ (WOWAW) event series
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed structural defects in how markets promote welfare and how governments build resilient economies. Philanthropic capital often tries to help fill some of the gaps, re-establishing scrutiny whether the current role of philanthropy in society itself points to a structural defect. This conversation explores who is financing what, and why it matters – from philanthropies to government to business.
When does philanthropic capital entrench inequalities and build value extractive practices? When can philanthropic capital enable visionary activities? How can rethinking the ownership and application of philanthropic capital and motivations help reward and foster collective value creation?
Join IIPP Director, Mariana Mazzucato (author of the recently published ‘Mission Economy: A moonshot guide to changing capitalism’) in conversation with Anand Giridharadas, (author of ‘Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World’) as they reflect on how their recent books touch on this subject.
This talk is funded by the Omidyar Network as part of the ‘Who owns what and why?’ IIPP event series.
- Anand Giridharadas (Writer, Author of 'Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World')
- Mariana Mazzucato (Director, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose)
About the Speakers
Author of 'Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World'
Anand has appeared regularly on TV and radio in both the United States and globally, and has given talks numerous talks including on the main stage of TED and Sydney Opera House. He has been the recipient of honors from the Society of Publishers in Asia, the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale, the Henry Crown Fellowship of the Aspen Institute, the 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year award, the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture from Harvard University, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award.
Follow Anand on Twitter: @AnandWrites
Director at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Innovation (IIPP)
Follow Mariana on Twitter:@MazzucatoM More about Mariana Mazzucato