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In Crisis, Opportunity?

Ian Goldin, Anne Karpf

Chair: Helena Kennedy

01/03/2022 6:15 pm
Kings Place, Hall 1

Ticket Price : £16.50

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Could the dual crisis of climate change and Coronavirus create positive change? The authors of two realistic but optimistic books argue it is possible – but urgent action is needed. In Rescue: From Global Crisis To A Better World Ian Goldin, Professor of Development and Globalisation at Oxford, tackles the challenges and opportunities posed by the pandemic, from globalisation to the future of jobs – and makes the case that we all have the power to create this future. Noting that while our highest-profile climate activists are female, the decision-makers remain male, sociologist Anne Karpf makes a smart and inclusive call in How Women Can Save The Planet to resolve the climate emergency by fighting for gender equality. They will be in conversation with barrister and author Helena Kennedy.

In Association with World Jewish Relief

Click here to buy a copy of Terra Incognita by Ian Goldin and How Women Save the Planet by Anne Karpf

Ian Goldin


Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, a world-leading group of over 300 experts from across Oxford University tackling the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Previously Ian was economic advisor to President Mandela and then Vice President and Policy Head for the World Bank. He has been a keynote speaker at successive Davos and TED events, presented the BBC Series After the Crash and The Pandemic that Changed the World, and is the author of 22 books.

Anne Karpf


Anne Karpf is a sociologist and award-winning journalist, contributing regularly to The Guardian and other publications. Her books include How to Age, translated into ten languages, an acclaimed family memoir The War After: Living with the Holocaust and How Women Can Save the Planet. She is Professor of Life Writing and Culture at London Metropolitan University.

Helena Kennedy


Helena Kennedy QC has acted in many leading legal cases, including the Brighton Bombers’ trial and the Guildford 4 appeal. A Life Peer, she has received countless awards as an indefatigable fighter for justice.