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Ian Goldin will provide insight into how COVID-19 has changed all our lives, forever. He will draw on his BBC Series on this topic, to examine how the pandemic is changing the nature of work, the future of globalisation, the prospects for different countries and regions, including South Africa; and how it is changing geopolitics, economics and societies. He will discuss what’s next, in terms of both the opportunities and risks, and how we should respond to mitigate the outcomes as individuals and societies.
Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford and the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. He is a Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College and a Permanent Visiting Fellow of STIAS.
From 2006 to 2016 he was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School. During his time as Director, the School established 45 programmes of research, bringing together more than 500 academics from across Oxford, from over 100 disciplines, to create the world’s leading centre for interdisciplinary research into critical global challenges.
Ian was previously the Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He was the Director of Development Policy and Vice President of the World Bank.
Ian’s work has extensively been covered in the media, appearing on all the major broadcasters. His BBC series After the Crash was broadcast on the World Service and Radio 4 from September to November 2018. This was followed by Will AI kill Development? for the BBC World Service Documentary segment which aired in April 2019 and The Pandemic that Changed the World in June 2020.
He has published over 50 articles and 22 books. His latest book, Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years, was published by Penguin Random House on the 27th August 2020.