VIDEO: How our open world is under threat, and why it matters

Philippe Legrain
Public lecture
9 August, 2018

Trump. 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? 

British economist, and founder of international think tank, OPEN, Philippe Legrain spoke at Victoria University of Wellington, on Thursday 9 August 2018. You can watch his talk below:

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 SyndicateForeign PolicyBBC 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.


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