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Globalisation for development - Ian Goldin to speak at LSE

Dr Ian Goldin, vice president of the World Bank, will give a public lecture on globalisation and development, on Thursday 30 March at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He will examine key forces in globalisation and how they can be managed to enhance development. He will draw on his recent book, Globalization for Development: trade, finance, aid, migration and policy, which, according to the Nobel Laureates Professor Joseph Stiglitz 'is essential reading for anyone interested in globalization and development', and Professor Amartya Sen 'certainly deserves our serious attention'.

In his lecture Dr Ian Goldin will examine the ways in which the flows of trade, finance, aid, migration and ideas shape globalisation and identify the policies which will enhance the benefits of globalisation and mitigate its negative impact.

Dr Ian Goldin is currently vice president at the World Bank and was previously director of development policy for the World Bank Group. Prior to joining the Bank in 2001, Dr Goldin spent five years as the chief executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), covering 14 countries in Southern Africa. He has published 13 books and numerous articles.

Professor Robert Wade, LSE, will chair this event.

Globalisation for Development is on Thursday 30 March 2006 at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

23 March 2006

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