All day event

Tuesday 1 December 2015


How to Change The World

Moderated by Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the RSA, the second annual How to Change the World conference will feature 14 world class scientists and technologists from the Oxford Martin School, Cambridge University, Imperial College, the Weizmann Institute and the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam, with a keynote talk on the Future by Professor Ian Goldin from the Oxford Martin School.

Professor Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford.

He was Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006) and prior to that the Bank’s Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). ¬†From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. During this period, Goldin served on several Government committees and Boards, and was Finance Director for South Africa’s Olympic Bid.

Previously, Goldin was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development. He has a BA (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead