Senior Partner of McKinsey and co-leader of QuantumBlack Labs
Top trends in tech and the critical importance of applied AI
As all things digital continue to accelerate, which technology trend matters most to companies and executives? Join Jeremy Palmer, co-leader of QuantumBlack Labs, to understand the top trends and deep dive into the most important Applied AI.
Weaving in a host of contemporary issues, from Brexit and mass migration to the coronavirus and longevity, Shriver joins us to address a broad range of contemporary issues. Her recent novel, Should We Stay or Should We Go, addresses serious themes – the compromises of longevity, the challenge of living a long life and still going out in style – with an uncannily light touch.
With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters’ very health at risk—and in the end, threaten everyone’s well-being.
Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl travels across America’s heartland seeking to better understand the politics of racial resentment and its impact on public health. Interviewing a range of Americans, he uncovers how racial anxieties led to the repeal of gun control laws in Missouri, stymied the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and fueled massive cuts to schools and social services in Kansas. Although such measures promised to restore greatness to white America, Metzl’s systematic analysis of health data dramatically reveals they did just the opposite: these policies made life sicker, harder, and shorter in the very populations they purported to aid. Thus, white gun suicides soared, life expectancies fell, and school dropout rates rose.
Taking a behaviourally-informed approach to decision-making can enrich the process of policy formulation and implementation.
Eldar Shafir is one of the foremost thinkers in this area. His work brings together economics and cognitive science, focusing on the relevance of human cognition and perception and how mindsets change in contexts of scarcity (poverty and deprivation). In this talk he will discuss decision-making, bias and how we can make better policy if we incorporate a more nuanced understanding of why people do what they do.
In the summer of 1960, a 26 year old English woman arrived on the shores of Lake Tanganika in what is now Tanzania. Equipped with little more than binoculars, a notebook and her fascination with animals, Jane Goodall ventured into what was then called the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve – embarking on a life of discovery that would redefine the relationship between humans and animals and shape the world of conservation.
Today the Jane Goodall Institute and its global youth programme, Roots & Shoots, advances Jane’s vision of the world and leads a movement of conservation for the common good, building on our connections to each other, to our fellow species and to the natural world. One of the JGI’s core principles is to work with local communities to address their needs as a key building block of lasting conservation.
Past, present and future: how China's turbulent past is shaping its rise to global power
China may well be the next economic and military superpower. In building that status, China’s leaders and people don’t just draw on visions of the future – they also look to the past.
China has been learning lessons from its searing experience in World War II when more than 10 million of its citizens died. It is rediscovering the thought of Confucius, the sage who gave China its cultural DNA. Its experience in the Korean War shapes its relationship with Kim Jong-un. And its Communist Party will mark its 100th anniversary in 2021 by showing how it has changed from a tiny band of rebels to a machine that rules all China and influences the world.
Janesville: An American Story (2017 winner of FT/McKinsey Best Business Book)
Two days before Christmas of 2008, General Motors’ oldest operating assembly plant, in Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Thousands of jobs vanished from this small, proud city.
Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville to illuminate the human consequences of one of the nation’s biggest political issues. She takes readers deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians and job re-trainers to show why it’s so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a prosperous, healthy working class.
Janesville: An American Story was the 2017 winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Best Business Book. It also won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for narrative nonfiction and was named one of President Barack Obama’s top books of 2017.
Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, co-hosted with the Centre for Social Justice
Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP is the first woman Chair of the Treasury Select Committee in the Commons.
She is the Member of Parliament for Loughborough and was first elected to serve the constituency for the Conservatives in the 2010 General Election.
In her first Parliament, Nicky served as the Financial Secretary and Economic Secretary to the Treasury, and as an Assistant Whip. She then served as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women & Equalities from 2014-2016.
This is the second in our series of Global Education Dinners, co-hosted with Amanda Jenkins, Frédéric de Mevius, Ian Davis, Dame Julia Cleverdon, Paul Drechsler, Paul Fletcher, Stephen Brenninkmeijer and Surinder Arora.
This will be a unique opportunity to hear from Ian Davis and others who are working to transform the education landscape. During this working dinner we will be engaging guests in a discussion about the global learning crisis that is holding back millions of young people from fulfilling their potential, and what we can do about it at home and abroad.
The immune system is a life-saving defense against infections. But this protection is a double-edged sword: misdirected, it can trigger problems ranging from allergies to autoimmune disease. Now new breakthroughs allow us to trick the immune system into fighting cancer and degenerative illnesses – and perhaps find cures for diseases once thought incurable.
With an introduction from Yale Provost, Ben Polak, we will hear about this cutting edge of cancer research from two of Yale’s top scientists and professors at the Yale School of Medicine.