The US Centre has received support to present the Wenger Distinguished Lectures in 2020-21.
These events aim to promote greater understanding of America’s role in the world economy through high profile engagement with academics, policy-makers, and business leaders. Topics will span international trade, law and institutions.
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For details, podcasts and video recordings of previous events please see our Past Events.
Past events in the Wenger Distinguished Lectures
The Work of the Future: where will it come from?
Wednesday 5 May 2021
How will technological innovation change the workplace? How can we harness technological advances for social benefit? Professor David Autor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Professor Judy Wajcman (LSE Sociology) explored the relationships between emerging technologies and the future of work in America and beyond.
Hosted by the United States Centre as part of the Wenger Distinguished Lectures.
Why Does Globalization Fuel Populism, and What Can We Do About It?
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Professor Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) explored the globalization backlash and the ways (hyper-)globalization has produced a political counter-reaction. In discussion with Professor Sarah Hobolt (LSE European Institute), he presented an alternative model of globalization that is more compatible with economic prosperity and social inclusion.
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