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The future of the global knowledge economy in an era of resurgent nationalism

In today’s rapidly changing and globalised world, companies and policymakers find that investing in human capital is becoming increasingly important. Advancing connectivity and the growing ease of knowledge-sharing mean that corporations now have both the needs and the ability to search for talent on a global scale. Higher education institutions are one of the key areas where such talent is concentrated, and this knowledge is vital for the health of the economy.

However, the growing wave of nationalism and populism poses a threat to the global knowledge economy. Leaving the European Union might challenge the UK’s international competitiveness as well as the ability for corporates to attract foreign talents. Strong competition from Asia might add more pressure on the UK’s university landscape. What are the ramifications of increased nationalism on the UK’s and the global economy?

Join our panel discussion with experts from academia as well as the private and the public sector.

Our speakers

  • Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
  • Dr Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director, OECD and Former Spanish Secretary of State for Education and Universities
  • Dr Joanna Newman, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Yael Selfin, Chief Economist, KPMG
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord David Willetts, Chairman, Resolution Foundation and Former UK Minister of State for Universities and Science

The event is part of The University of Nottingham’s flagship partnership with Asia House and marks the 20th Anniversary of The Dearing Report, which fundamentally reshaped the structure and direction of UK higher education, creating the conditions that have and will continue to underpin the future of Britain’s knowledge economy.

Agenda

17.30 Registration of participants

17.45 Welcome remarks, Vasuki Shastry, Asia House Board Member

17.50 Keynote Speech by Dr Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director, OECD and Former Spanish Secretary of State for Education and Universities

18.00 Panel discussion:  The Future of the Global Knowledge Economy in an Era of Resurgent Nationalism, moderated by Vasuki Shastry, Asia House Board Member

18.45 Closing remarks and networking reception

To register your place, or for any queries or further information, please contact Conor Paterson, at: conor.paterson@asiahouse.co.uk or call 0207 307 5439.

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Confirmed speakers:

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham

Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD

 

Dr Joanna Newman, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities Yael Selfin, Chief Economist, KPMG
Lord David Willetts, former Minister of State for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Details

Date:

June 22, 2017

Time:

17:30 - 18:45

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Venue

Asia House
63 New Cavendish St W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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