How our open world is under threat - and why it matters with Philippe Legrain

9 August, 2018

PhilippeLegrain sqTrump. Brexit. Trade wars. Border walls. America First. A resurgence of nationalism threatens our open world. What's at stake? What can we do about it? Join the debate with critically acclaimed writer and thinker Philippe Legrain.

About the speaker

Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed thinker and communicator with high-level policy experience. A senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, he is also the founder of Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), an international think-tank focused on openness issues, and a commentator for Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy, BBC World Service and other international media outlets.

Previously, he was economic adviser and head of the team providing strategic policy advice to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, special adviser to World Trade Organisation Director-General Mike Moore and trade and economics correspondent for The Economist. Philippe is the author of four best-selling books, notably Open World: The Truth about Globalisation and Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Financial Times Business Book of the Year.

Thursday, 9 August 2018
12.30 pm   Arrival
12.40 pm   Presentation and Q & A
1.30 pm     Event ends

Venue: Victoria University, RHLT2, Lecture Theatre 2, Rutherford House

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