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Globalisation - where next?

Monday 13 October, 6pm
Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, LSE 

Where is the process of globalisation taking us? Where does power lie in a world of corporations, governments and supranational institutions? Is globalisation inevitable and benign, or does it lead to inequality, exclusion and threats?

John Clark, Nitin Desai, Professor David Held and Professor Mary Kaldor will debate globalisation on Monday 13 October at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

  • John Clark is project director of the panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society relations in the office of the general secretary of the United Nations. The panel , chaired by Fernando Cardoso, will advise Kofi Annan on reforming the UN's relations with civil society
  • Nitin Desai is a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE, and former UN under secretary general for economic and social affairs
  • Professor David Held is the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, LSE
  • Professor Mary Kaldor is co-director at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE

Howard Davies, Director of LSE, will chair this event.

Globalisation - where next? is free and open to all but a ticket is required. 

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Notes for editors:

John Clark
John Clark has worked in the development field for over 25 years, specialising in bridging the gap between grassroots organisations and official/government agencies. He joined the World Bank in 1992 where he was, for six years, manager of the NGO and Civil Society Unit. For the following two years he was lead social development specialist for East Asia, helping the Bank appreciate the social aspects of the recent Asian Economic Crisis and develop new partnership ways of working.

Nitin Desai
Nitin Desai is a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE, and former UN under secretary general for economic and social affairs. Before joining the United Nations, Mr Desai was secretary and chief economic adviser in India's Ministry of Finance and he served as deputy secretary-general of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), a position to which he was appointed in June 1990. 

Professor David Held
David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science and is based in the Government Department at LSE. He has held numerous visiting appointments in the United States, Australia, Canada and Spain, among other places. Fifteen years ago, he co-founded Polity, which is now a major presence in social science and humanities publishing.

Professor Mary Kaldor
Mary Kaldor is professor in global governance at LSE and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE. She has published widely and recent publications include Global Civil Society: an answer to war (2003) and Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe (2002, co-edited with Ivan Vejvoda).

6 October 2003

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